The United Nations Children's Fund Nations Programme headquartered in New York City that provides long term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. With the recent military intervention to recover control of Mali’s vast desert north, the humanitarian situation, exacerbated by insecurity, has become even more serious for the most susceptible populations children and women.
To give an inside look at what it takes to react to a complex emergency on the ground, UNICEF has published a special report, Supporting Women and Children through an Emergency. The report archives the scale-up of UNICEF operations in Mali, a country already struggling from poverty, inadequate education and a weakened health system. Building on gains and results over the past year, UNICEF is suspended to respond to the new risks that Mali’s children and women face.