On 18 June 2015 we responded to a funding alert in response to internal displacement in the northern regions of Mali – Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu.
A Peace and Reconciliation Agreement was signed on 15 May 2015 by the Malian government and the pro-government armed groups of the ‘Platform’. The main groups from the Coordination of Azawad Movements are expected to sign the agreement on 20 June 2015.
Despite the agreement, renewed fighting between armed groups in the Gao, Mopti and Timbuktu areas of northern Mali in the past weeks has led to an estimated 59,000 people fleeing their homes. These newly displaced people join over 43,000 internally displaced persons throughout the country that have not returned to their homes.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed or contributed US$106.2 million of humanitarian assistance to Mali so far in 2015. The United States is the top donor, having contributed or committed US$38.1 million to the crisis.
The UN-coordinated Strategic Response Plan for Mali requests US$377 million from donors to respond to the crisis. It is currently 28%; US$0.5 million remains in uncommitted pledges and a further US$34.8 million has been given outside the appeal.