Terrorists can't stop us, says UN humanitarian chief in Mali

UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) provides support to the authorities following the terrorist attack on a hotel in the country's capital, Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Mikado FM

The terrorists targeting civilians and aid workers in Mali won't stop the humanitarian effort there.

That's according to the UN humanitarian coordinator in the north-west African country, Mbaranga Gasarabwe.

She was speaking after extremist gunmen attacked a hotel in the capital Bamako on Friday, killing twenty people, most of whom were foreigners.

There has been an upsurge in attacks on humanitarian workers in Mali, since the signing of a fragile peace accord earlier this year.

Prescilla Lecomte asked Ms Gasarabwe how the rising insecurity was affecting the UN's work.

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