Insecurity generates influx of internally displaced Malians to urban centers ~ #REUTERS:

The simultaneous deadly attacks perpetrated by unidentified armed men against four villages in the commune of Bankass, in central Mali, resulted in massive displacements of populations from surrounding villages to the cities.

On July 1, around 4 p.m., the villages of Gouari, Djimdo, Dialakanda, Pangadougou were attacked, leaving a total of 36 dead and 5 injured.

According to the explanations of Mr. Allaye Guindo, mayor of the commune of Bankass, the populations of the surrounding villages, panicked, are currently moving by the hundreds of thousands to the slightly better places, and despite the presence of the Malian army .

A deplorable situation at the beginning of wintering, complicating the launch of the agricultural campaign for this year in these areas.

Survivors of this attack are exposed to a food crisis, compounded by the new coronavirus pandemic.

During a press conference last Saturday at the Maison des jeunes in Bamako, the Malian capital, associations and movements of nationals of the Dogon country denounced what they consider to be a lack of will on the part of the Malian state to resolve the central Mali crisis.

Desperate and penniless, the mayor of the town of Bankass makes an urgent appeal to the Malian authorities and to partners to help them.


Source: Reuters-VOA.


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