Mali has faced a political and security crisis since 2012 which has had a devastating impact on the humanitarian situation of people living in the conflict areas. Sadly the violence has been intensifying in the central region for over a year and is seriously affecting the civilian population.
From hell to limbo
Over 600,000 migrants have crossed Libyan borders since the beginning of the war. If many have already been repatriated to their country of origin, thousands are still stranded and continue to arrive in transit facilities in Tunisia, Egypt, Italy or Niger. In Shousha camp in Tunisia, some 4,000 people -- mainly sub-Saharan Africans -- cannot be repatriated, primarily due to the dangerous situations in their country of origin. In the meantime, 18,000 people have landed on Italian shores, risking their lives in overcrowded, unseaworthy boats to flee the war.