Favorable rainfall and harvests improve food security in 2019, but acute needs persist
Intercommunal attack kills approximately 160 civilians
USAID partners continue delivering multi-sector assistance to vulnerable populations in Mali
In early 2019, the UN released the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Mali, which requests $296.5 million to meet the needs of approximately 2.3 million people. The HRP prioritizes addressing food security, nutrition, protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs.
Approximately 554,000 people will require urgent food assistance from June–August, according to the March Cadre Harmonisé (CH) analysis. While this represents a 41 percent decrease since last year, ongoing conflict and resultant displacement continue to generate humanitarian needs. Meanwhile, the internally displaced person (IDP) population across Mali has more than doubled in the past year, growing from nearly 48,000 IDPs in January 2018 to nearly 124,000 IDPs in January 2019.
Humanitarian access remains a challenge in Mali, with relief actors reporting nearly 220 security incidents affecting humanitarian operations in 2018, compared to approximately 130 incidents in 2017.