Mali – Floods and Rain Damage Refugee Camps

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on 25 June, 2019, that recent heavy rains in the Mopti region of Mali have caused floods, aggravating the already precarious situation of the 50,254 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the region.

IDPs camps in Mali. Image: IOM

According to the report, heavy rains destroyed tents that sheltered 304 IDPs at the Koro and Bankass IDP sites.

IOM said that “Within a fragile security context, it is urgent to take the necessary measures, secure and rehabilitate existing IDP sites to address rainy season and flooding problems, which pose an additional threat to these displaced persons.”

Humanitarian assistance now is on its way to help the most vulnerable households, said the organisation.

“Since last week, more than 800 IDPs have already been provided with tents, while 70 kits including mosquito nets, clothing, shoes, hygiene products and other items have been distributed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mali.”