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Mali: Internal displacement in brief

Mali began a slow recovery from crisis during 2013, after France led a military offensive in January to counter Islamist armed groups that made an unexpected push south from their stronghold in the north of the country.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Stability slowly returning but durable solutions a remote possibility for many IDPs

Few could have predicted that Mali, long considered a beacon of democracy in West Africa, would in less than a year see half its territory overrun by Islamic militants and 10% of its northern population displaced

11 October 2013 | Overview

Rejected from refuge: Displaced Malians face eviction from apartments they can no longer afford

Internally displaced Malians who sought refuge in the south are in a deteriorating situation. With no employment or savings, many face the threat of being forced to flee again.

22 May 2013 | Blog Post

‘Women’s voices must be heard!’ – Q&A with analysts on mission in Mali

Four women and their children recount their experiences after being forced to flee their homes in Gao, Mali

08 March 2013 | Blog Post

Why the international community needs to act now to bring Mali back from the brink

With thousands of internally displaced Malians at risk of returning too soon to a dangerous climate, IDMC calls on the international community to act.

21 February 2013 | Blog Post

A cautious return: Malian IDPs prepare to go home

The military campaign to retake control of northern Mali from Islamist rebels has raised hopes among IDPs that they could soon be going home - but what will they be going home to?

20 February 2013 | Briefing Paper

Nowhere to run: Fleeing Malians struggle to find safety and assistance

IDMC briefing paper reports thousands of Malians have been forced to flee homes following military intervention in January 2012

23 January 2013 | Blog Post

Nowhere to run: Fleeing Malians struggle to find safety and assistance

More displacements are expected across the country as the fighting and violence are likely to intensify over the next few weeks as more French and African troops are deployed

21 January 2013 | Briefing Paper

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