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Statement on Renewal of MINUSMA’s mandate

Published 28. Jun 2019
Statement by Hassane Hamadou, Country Director of Mali at the Norwegian Refugee Council in reaction to the renewal of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA.

"The protection of civilians should be at the center of every action taken in Mali, however we remain cautious and wait to see how the UN peacekeeping force will proceed to protect civilians. Surveys conducted among displaced populations in northern and central Mali have showed that military operations have forced people to flee. MINUSMA is one of the most targeted forces in Mali by arm attacks and each of its deployment on the field results in limited access for humanitarians. While it is critical for the UN Security Council to address the protection of civilians from violence in central Mali, inter-communal violence requires more than a military strategy and the international community must increase it efforts over inclusive dialogue, social cohesion and peaceful resolution of the conflicts."

For more information, please contact:

Hajer Naili
, Regional Media Adviser in the West and Central Africa, +1 917 889 5982 –
Hassane Hamadou, Country Director for NRC Mali, +223 75 99 54 14 –