The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/73/907–S/2019/509) issued on 20 June 2019.

Children play at the Early Childhood Development Center in Baraouéli village, Ségou Region, Mali. Photo: © UNICEF/UN0160954/Keïta

The security situation in northern and central Mali remained volatile, marked by military operations and attacks by armed groups against Malian Defence and Security Forces, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and armed groups signatories to the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, resulting in civilian casualties. The Central region was caught in a spiral of violence with the rise of self-defence groups and intercommunal conflict triggering killings and forced displacement, as well as affecting children’s welfare. Previously peaceful western regions also witnessed instability.

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Recruitment and Use of Children
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Incidents of Denial of Humanitarian Access
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Attacks on Schools
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Killing and Maiming

2018 Verified Figures