Skip to main content

Many Malians still uprooted

By Joe Sterling, CNN
March 1, 2013 -- Updated 2348 GMT (0748 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • High numbers of people in Mali continue to be uprooted from their homes
  • Of the estimated 430,000 people uprooted by the crisis, more than 260,000 are still in Mali
  • 70,300 are refugees, most in Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger, the U.N. said

(CNN) -- High numbers of people in Mali continue to be uprooted from their homes two months after the French intervened there to counter the rise of Islamic militants, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

"Despite improvements to the security situation in some areas, fear of returning home remains widespread," the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said. It is seeing "large numbers of internally displaced people, while in surrounding countries the numbers of refugees are still high and in some cases increasing."

Of the estimated 430,000 people who have been uprooted by the crisis, more than 260,000 are still in Mali, and 170,300 are refugees, most in Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger, the agency said.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
November 24, 2014 -- Updated 0051 GMT (0851 HKT)
Where do hip young things hang out in Taiwan?
November 24, 2014 -- Updated 0118 GMT (0918 HKT)
The interior of the Formosa Boulevard Mass Rapid Transit Station in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan.
Stunning stations where your first priority won't be finding the nearest exit.
November 24, 2014 -- Updated 1043 GMT (1843 HKT)
A 30-year-old woman has been charged with attempting to kill a baby police say spent five days down a drain before being discovered by cyclists.
November 21, 2014 -- Updated 0121 GMT (0921 HKT)
If it wasn't for a comic's skit, Bill Cosby would still be America's favorite father, says expert.
November 21, 2014 -- Updated 1550 GMT (2350 HKT)
Obama orders the most sweeping overhaul of U.S. immigration in decades, prioritizing the deportation of "felons, not families."
November 18, 2014 -- Updated 2106 GMT (0506 HKT)
Fighters loyal to ISIS are now in control of Derna, a city on Libya's Mediterranean coast.
November 21, 2014 -- Updated 2319 GMT (0719 HKT)
China and likely other countries have the capacity to shut down the U.S. power grid, says the NSA.
November 19, 2014 -- Updated 1945 GMT (0345 HKT)
The founder of a U.S. nonprofit that works with returning soldiers is named CNN's Hero of the Year.
November 17, 2014 -- Updated 1738 GMT (0138 HKT)
A Syrian cleric condemns ISIS and its execution of U.S. hostage Peter Kassig.
November 18, 2014 -- Updated 1729 GMT (0129 HKT)
TV anchor wears the same suit for a year. Female colleague wears new outfit daily. Who gets criticized?
November 25, 2014 -- Updated 1239 GMT (2039 HKT)
Each day, CNN brings you an image capturing a moment to remember, defining the present in our changing world.
Browse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.
ADVERTISEMENT