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Civilians in Mali are among dozens tortured, killed and disappeared, including while in detention, since the launch of the French army’s intervention.
The Malian army has committed serious human rights breaches plus violations of international humanitarian law, say human rights groups.
The escalating fighting and displacement of people in Mali and neighbouring countries is exacerbating the Sahel’s chronic food crisis, says Christian Aid.
All parties to the armed conflict in Mali must ensure civilians are protected, Amnesty International has urged as attacks by French forces continue.
Aid agency World Vision is warning of severe humanitarian consequences if steps are not taken to guarantee the security of children in war-torn Mali.
Talk of military intervention in Mali must face the reality of the most vulnerable groups, who risk getting caught in the crossfire, warns World Vision.
The UN's World Heritage Committee has condemned the destruction of mausoleums sacred to the Sufi strain of Islam in the African nation of Mali.
Ten leading aid agencies have called for a "surge" in the humanitarian effort to help ten million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of west and central Africa.
An NGO in Mali has won the International Service Human Rights Award for the Defence of Human Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS. The awards highlight the role development workers play in defending the human rights of vulnerable people.
This Mother’s Day, the Methodist Relief and Development Fund (MRDF) is highlighting the fact that over one thousand women worldwide die in childbirth every day.