The challenges of supplying the frontline in Mali

Author
Signe Marie Cold-Ravnkilde, Peter Albrecht, Rikke Haugegaard
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Danish Institute for International Studies
Abstract
Peacekeepers in the UN stabilization mission in Mali (MINUSMA) operate under very difficult conditions, especially in the outskirts of the mission. The recent jihadist attack on a military base in Gao in northern Mali, killing 60 and wounding more than 100, is the latest example of how dangerous working in this part of the country is. This policy brief, based on fieldwork in Mali, analyses the challenges to the mission of supplying fuel, food and water to these areas. In doing so, it describes the inequality that exists between African and non-African soldiers.
Topic
United Nations, International Security, Peacekeeping
Political Geography
Mali