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Mali Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2018

Situation Report
Originally published



  • UN requests approximately $263 million to address humanitarian needs in Mali in 2018

  • Security incidents against relief workers in Mali during 2017 increase by 96 percent compared to 2016

  • Food security conditions deteriorate, leaving nearly 4.1 million people in need of food assistance


  • The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Mali requests nearly $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to 1.6 million of the estimated 4.1 million people in need, a nearly 11 percent increase from the 3.7 million people requiring assistance in 2017.

  • Humanitarian workers continue to experience attacks and incidences of criminality in Mali. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recorded 133 security incidents targeting relief actors in 2017, a nearly 96 percent increase from the 68 incidents recorded in 2016.

  • Nearly 4.1 million people could face food insecurity in Mali in 2018, according to the 2018 HRP. Above-average cereal prices, depleted food stocks, and poor pasture conditions have contributed to a 17 percent increase in the number of food-insecure people since 2017. Humanitarian actors report that food insecurity in Mali may worsen in the coming months.