Central Mali, MSF treated eight people injured after attack

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06 January 2021

Central Mali has become one of the deadliest regions for civilians in the country and MSF has been assisting the victims of violence

Médecins sans frontières (MSF), the international medical organization, treated eight people who had been seriously injured due to explosive violence in central Mali, on January 3. The injured were treated in Douentza referral health center. They had gunshot and explosion wounds as a consequence of an attack on the villages of Bounty and Kikara. 

MSF highlighted how violence has severely increased in central Mali during the past two years, making the region extremely dangerous for civilians. In Mali, fights between armed groups, self-defense groups and national or foreign security forces are a constant threat to the civilian population. Everyday, civilians are exposed to targeted killings, attacks and abductions, losing their trust towards local and national authorities.

MSF has been working in the region for years, supporting the health system and providing direct medical assistance to injured civilians. The international medical organization is currently supporting three health centers in the districts of Boni, Hombori, and Mondoro.


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Author: Margherita Curti; Editor: Matteo Consiglio

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