Mali Humanitarian Emergency

A girl stands at her classroom's blackboard.
UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Acute rainfall deficits last season in several regions of the Sahel and growing insecurity in Mali adds to the devastation by the long-running conflict around the Lake Chad Basin. In Mali, several communities struggle to access food, water, healthcare, education, and protection due to the recent resurgence of intercommunal violence between armed groups. In 2018, 4.1 million Malians will be food insecure and 300,000 children will be out of school, exposing particularly girls to violence. Malnutrition remains a serious concern with 115,000 pregnant women requiring nutrition assistance. Since January 2018, UNFPA distributed dignity kits benefiting about 50,000 people. Failure to meet humanitarian needs now will worsen the crisis’ impact in Mali and the region and could perpetuate inter-community violence, fuelling migration towards Europe and exposing youth to higher risk of recruitment by non-State armed actors and criminal groups. UNFPA is leading the gender-based violence sub-cluster.

Country Population: 17.6 mil

Humanitarian needs

8.00 million
2.00 million
2.58 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.