Malnourished children outside hospital in Gao, Mali
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World 'failing' on Mali emergency

The world has failed to respond to a growing emergency in Mali, where conflict has displaced nearly 500,000 people, a UN official has said.

Valerie Amos, the UN humanitarian chief, called for more funding after an international aid appeal raised only half the money needed.

She is on a three-day visit to Mali to assess the impact of conflict following a coup in March.

David Loyn reports

  • 30 Aug 2012