The Security Council decided on 25 April to establish the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The mission will support humanitarian activities by helping to create a secure environment for the safe, civilian-led delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Insecurity continues in the north, with new attacks and other acts of violence, in addition to the presence of UXOs.
Internally displaced people (IDPs) are estimated at 300,783 in late April by the Commission of Population Movements. UNHCR has registered 174,129 Malian refugees in neighbouring countries.
Deteriorating food security remains a concern as the lean season gets underway, especially in the northern regions of the country. The Food security cluster has identified 517,500 targeted beneficiaries for food assistance in northern Mali and areas in south hosting IPDs
As of 7 May, the 2013 Consolidated Appeal (CAP) for Mali had received approximately US$114 million, or 28 per cent of the $409.7 million requested. Areas that are key for building resilience are among the least funded.