Mali: Deteriorating Security Situation Leads to Dramatic Increase in Grave Violations Against Children

New York, 10 December 2020 – Children in Mali suffered a sharp increase in grave violations, particularly linked to the worsening security situation throughout the country. This was highlighted in the third report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali (1 July 2017 – 31 March 2020). 

Covering  a nearly three-year period, the report underlines how the protection and well-being of children affected by armed conflict has continued to deteriorate, and underscores the alarming rise in child casualties due to the escalation of violence and intercommunal conflict that continues to take a heavy toll on these vulnerable young people.  

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