UN says Mali attacks disrupting food aid

Hotel, Bamako
Hotel guest fleeing violent attack in Bamako Mali

Aid agencies say escalating violence in northern Mali is restricting the delivery of food and healthcare to millions of people.

The United Nations said humanitarian operations have been disrupted about 70 times this year, with aid workers attacked and robbed.

The charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres, said it had been targeted four times in a month, with its offices looted and staff shot at.

The UN says nearly four million people are in need of aid in Mali, up from 2.5m last year.

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