In Brief 30/2013: Billions for Mali
The humanitarian situation in parts of Mali is extremely volatile. Hundreds of thousands of Malians are still trying to flee the country, and face the threat of food shortages. In order to overcome this crisis, Mali needs more than emergency aid: The country also needs support for sustainable development. However, the transition from emergency aid to development cooperation following the military intervention poses huge challenges. Given the precarious security situation, weak governmental institutions and widespread corruption, it is hard to imagine how the funds are to be successfully applied.