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Mali: West Africa 4Mi Update - January - February 2019

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Mixed Migration Centre Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Overview In January and February 2019, the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) conducted 1011 in-depth interviews with refugees and migrants in West Africa. 326 people were interviewed in Burkina Faso (in Bobo Dioulasso, Dori and Kantchari), 377 in Mali (in Ber, Gao, Kayes, Mopti and Timbuktu), and 308 in Niger (in Agadez, Diffa, Niamey and Tillabery). Profiles 33% of respondents (331) were women vs. 67% (680) men. The average age of respondents was 29 years. Most cited countries of origin are Burkina Faso (17%), Guinea (13%) and Côte d’Ivoire (11%). The vast majority of respondents (89%) cite economic reasons as their main motivation for departure, followed by personal and family reasons (31%) and violence and general insecurity (15%). Gender disaggregated data shows the biggest difference in the category relating to personal and family reasons, with 26% of men and 43% of women citing this as a reason for departure.

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