United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said during a visit to West Africa and the Sahel region on the 13th local time that women and youth should be more involved in Mali’s peaceful transition and the response to Coronavirus pandemic Come.
At present, the Sahel region where Mali is located is facing a serious humanitarian and security crisis. Between January and August this year, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in the country surged from 4.3 million to 6.8 million.
United Nations Secretary-General Guterres warned in October this year that violence, unrest and Coronavirus pandemic are pushing the three countries of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso in the Sahel into a “vicious circle.”
After a military coup in August this year, Mali established a transitional government at the end of September, but the situation remains highly tense.
According to reports, extremist organizations active in the country have called on their followers to use Coronavirus pandemic and the country’s political vacuum to launch attacks, while also spreading false information in the affected communities.