UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response External Operational Update 01-30 June 2020
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To highlight the immense needs in the Sahel and scale up its response to the deepening crisis, UNHCR has launched an appeal on 12 June 2020 for US$ 186 million to scale up its shelter and education interventions and better address SGBV and other protection needs. The security situation remains extremely precarious in the region. In response to the killing of the head of AQIM, Abdelmalek Droukdel, the Katiba Macina reportedly attacked an army convoy on 14 June killing 24 soldiers in the deadliest attack against the Malian force since the beginning of the year. Concerned with the growing number of human rights violations in the region, UNHCR and its humanitarian partners issued a joint statement on 12 June calling the G5 Sahel and the international forces to commit to protect civilians and to ensure humanitarian access.
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