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Finding solutions amidst Mali’s enduring conflict

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    In 2012, violence erupted in northern Mali,
    affecting the sub-region.
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    Fearing for their lives,
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    tens of thousands were forced to flee
    their homes to escape the conflict.
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    Years went by.
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    A peace deal was signed in Mali,
    but the fighting didn't stop.
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    Crime, terrorism, chronic droughts,
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    and limited access to food
    and medical care persist in Mali.
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    Today, significant numbers
    of internally displaced Malians
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    and refugees hosted in neighbouring countries
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    are still unable to return home.
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    Roughly a quarter of refugees
    live in towns and cities.
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    The farmers, herders, merchants and nomads
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    that make up most of the remaining 75%
    live in settlements.
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    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency,
    with the support of the European Union,
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    together with its partners,
    provides life-saving support,
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    such as food, water, shelter
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    and health facilities
    to people forced to flee.
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    Safeguarding their fundamental human rights
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    is crucial for people to be able
    to build a better future.
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    But with no end to the violence in sight,
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    UNHCR, with the support of the European Union
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    leads efforts to enable displaced families
    and individuals to settle
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    and make a positive contribution
    in their new communities.
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    UNHCR, with the support of the European Union
    and its partners
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    offer training and help them find a market
    for their skills and goods,
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    while also enriching their host communities
    with their experience and knowledge.
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    Offering people forced to flee
    a safe place to call home
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    brings opportunities for everyone.
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    Malians fleeing violence do not have to put
    their lives on hold forever.
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    Given the opportunity, they can do
    so much more than rely on relief
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    and wait for the conflict to resolve.
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    Empowered and thriving displaced families
    can be a force of change for the better.
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    Whether settling into a new community
    or returning home.
Title:
Finding solutions amidst Mali’s enduring conflict
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Video Language:
English
Team:
Amplifying Voices
Project:
Refugee Crisis and Solutions
Duration:
02:13

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