Appeals & Response Plans
Most read reports
- NRC: On-the-record update: Crisis in central and northern Mali. 10 Jul 2019
- MINUSMA: A Tombouctou, la MINUSMA appuie les femmes dans le processus de réconciliation. 21 Oct 2019
- AFD: Sexual health in West Africa: AFD and KfW, a power couple. 19 Oct 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Mali Situation: 2019 Funding Update (as of 14 October 2019). 21 Oct 2019
- IOM: Mali: Flow Monitoring Report - Dashboard No. 44 (Reporting period: 1 to 30 September 2019). 17 Oct 2019
While commentators in the West continue to speak of the ‘What ifs’ in terms of climate change, such detached contemplation is not possible for the herders and farmers of Africa’s arid regions. Over the past ten years, eastern Africa and the Sahel have set new highs for record temperatures with alarming regularity. While some meteorologists speculated that increasing temperatures would draw more rainfall to the region, thus far the result has been less predictable weather and sustained droughts. As a direct result, according to the United Nations, 80% of the Sahel’s farmland is degraded.
Insecurity and increased crime in the region of Menaka is having a detrimental impact on the civilian population and humanitarian organizations in the area.
With a monthly average of six incidents of robberies and burglaries of humanitarian organizations, their residents and office, the level of crime is putting the humanitarian response in jeopardy.
Thanks to the support of the Douentza Circle Council in central Mali and the Essonne Departmental Council (EDDN Network), ACTED Mali has treated more than 142 malnourished or severely acutely malnourished children.
Welding, a high-risk period in Douentza
Communities in Sine Godar, a village in western Niger, suffer from a lack of access to clean water. Between September and December 2018, ACTED and UNICEF delivered emergency aid to Tillabéri, a village of 4,550 inhabitants on the border of Mali.
In October 2018, Alliance2015 partners Concern Worldwide and Welthunger Hilfe released the 13th annual Global Hunger Index (GHI). The report details the state of hunger and malnutrition in the world and offers recommendations for how to address the root causes of this global issue. Notably, in the 2018 edition, the GHI also links the issue of food security to trends in mass migration, suggesting that hunger, like displacement, is the result of political circumstances, not environmental or natural causes.
International NGOs working in Menaka seek to prevent further destabilization and improve the safety and security of the population and humanitarian workers
Bamako, Mali – We, the international NGOs working in Menaka, would like to bring attention to the persistence of insecurity in the city of Menaka, which impacts both the area’s population as well as NGO staff. Since the beginning of 2018, at least 28 incidents have targeted NGO staff in the Menaka region, making it one of the most dangerous areas for us to work in Mali.
Fighting poverty by supporting sustainable income-generating activities in Gao and Menaka
With USAID/OFDA ’s support, ACTED supports vulnerable women on their way to economic recovery and self-sufficiency.
Half of the population still lives below the poverty line
Since the political, economic and humanitarian crisis of 2012, Mali continues to face a number of challenges that hamper recovery. Communities in northern Mali are among the poorest, while half of the overall population still lives below the poverty line, on less than $2 per day.
Food insecurity and malnutrition rates have been increasing in Northern Mali throughout the past year. As the agropastoral crisis worsens with the soon to come “hunger gap”, ACTED increases its support to vulnerable agro-pastoral households in the North, thanks to OFDA’s support.
Exacerbated vulnerabilities during the lean season
Populations in North Mali suffer from nutritional vulnerabilities resulting from chronical poverty and a limited access to basic services. These vulnerabilities have been further exacerbated by the conflicts affecting the region, thus contributing to the deterioration of their livelihoods and to the reduction of their resilience capacities.
Mali faces a multi-dimensional crisis since 2012 that reached its peak with the armed conflicts in the North of the country. Food and nutritional insecurity, chronic poverty and climate change have contributed to the deterioration of the humanitarian situation. ACTED provides emergency assistance to the most vulnerable, while improving their resilience capacity. We celebrate humanitarian workers in Mali on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day:
Livelihood is deteriorating in Mali, particularly in the central and northern regions of the country where the population is under pressure. Indeed, 47.2% of the Malian population now lives below the poverty line with less than $ 2 a day. In particular, northern Mali continues to face a multidimensional and complex crisis since 2012, with a worrying situation for its populations.
ACTED is implementing long term projects to revitalize the economic activity of northern Mali through vocational training.
Insecurity and political instability in Mali have led to the massive displacement of populations, with more than 130,000 Malians displaced in neighbouring countries even now (43,3% in Niger, 33,6% in Mauritania and 23,1% in Burkina Faso). Malian refugees are very present in Niger, particularly in the Tillabery region, where they have been settled in the three refugee camps of Tabareybarey, Abala and Mangaize.
Promoting market gardening, or how an agricultural cooperative with 81 members managed to produce over 170,000 kilos of vegetables
ACTED has been working for two years with support from OFDA in the Gao and Menaka regions to tackle the effects of the crisis in the North of the country and the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations.
Supporting livelihoods against food insecurity
In the Mopti region, 10% of children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition. Malnutrition in Mali is partly caused by the lack of preventive care, but also attributable to diseases related to the poor quality of water, inadequate sanitation, and hygiene conditions.
Feeding a family: The daily challenges of a woman caring for her household