U.N peacekeepers in Mali provide free medical clinic in troubled region.
The U.N mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has begun provision of free medical clinics in remote and previously inaccessible parts of Central Mali.
Ethnic violence in the region has exacerbated an already dire situation in Mali’s desert regions, which are used as a base by jihadist groups with ties to al Qaeda and Islamic State.
The UN Security Council has deployed peacekeepers to the country, but there have been targets of a concerted guerilla campaign, making it the world’s deadliest peacekeeping operation to date.
Providing security and humanitarian services in this vast Western Africa’s Sahel region can be daunting.