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Appeal No. 01.35/2004; Programme Update no. 01; Period covered: January to May 2004; Appeal coverage: 22.3%; Outstanding needs: CHF 214,996 (USD 170,024 or EUR 140,612).
Appeal target: CHF 276,766 (USD 207,860 or EUR 178,156).
Related Emergency or Annual Appeals:
- Sahel Sub-regional programmes Appeal 01.39/2004
- Sahel: Heavy Rains and Floods, Emergency Appeal 20/2003
Programme summary: Support to the national society's organizational change process continued, with major progress being made through the Mali Red Cross multi-year programme evaluation exercise in collaboration with the Spanish Red Cross, the Federation and ICRC. This was followed by a strategic planning exercise that will enable the national society develop well-grounded programme plans. The national society also continued to battle an intermittent cholera epidemic which began during the floods in 2003.