- UN revises 2018 HRP, aims to assist 2.9 million people as humanitarian conditions deteriorate
- IDPs nearly double since December 2017 due to conflict and insecurity
- USG provides nearly $81.7 million in FY 2018 support to respond to urgent humanitarian needs
- The UN released a revised 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Mali in July, estimating that 5.2 million people require humanitarian assistance in 2018—an approximately 27 percent increase from the 4.1 million people estimated in January and the highest number of people in need since conflict in northern Mali erupted in 2012. The UN attributes the increase to improved data collection, a prolonged agropastoral lean season, and rising intercommunal conflict.
- The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) countrywide nearly doubled from 38,200 in December 2017 to more than 77,000 in September 2018 as persistent insecurity and rising intercommunal conflict continued to displace populations.
- The U.S. Government (USG) continues to assist vulnerable populations in Mali and displaced Malians in the region, providing nearly $81.7 million in FY 2018 support.