UN reports sharp deterioration in Mali since Canadian peacekeepers arrived

In a sobering new report, the head of the United Nations says the security situation in Mali has sharply deteriorated over the past three months even as demand for food aid and other humanitarian assistance has skyrocketed.

The assessment by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres coincides with the presence of Canadian peacekeepers in Mali, and suggests the country is in many ways worse off now than when they first arrived in June.

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