Mali Humanitarian Bulletin, June 2014

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 30 Jun 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of people who need food aid is likely to increase from 1.5 million (March-May) to 1.9 million (June-August).

  • Explosive remnants of war have caused 101 casualties since early 2012.

  • More than 7.5 million children were vaccinated against poliomyelitis.

  • World Refugee Day was celebrated on 20 June.

Food insecurity response remains a priority

Nearly 1 million people assisted by humanitarian actors
From January to May 2014, Food Security Cluster members and the International Red Cross Committee assisted 961,791 food insecure people through food distribution, social safety net programmes, agriculture support, livestock breeding, fisheries, income-generating activities and money transfers. Nearly 2 million people will receive assistance between July and September, which is the most critical phase of the lean season. This figure includes 1,106,896 people who will receive Government assistance through the Food Security Commissioner.

Food situation projections
The March 2014 Cadre Harmonisé (Harmonised Framework1 ) anticipates an increase in the number of people who need food aid, from 1.5 million (March to May) to 1.9 million (June to August). However, if sufficient resources are available to continue and extend food aid, this could help eliminate the risks of aggravated food insecurity during the most critical phase of the lean season. Food Security Cluster members have already mobilized US$94.6 million (37 per cent) out of a total requirement of $254 million.

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