Mali: Humanitarian Bulletin (January - February 2018)

Situation Report
Originally published



  • Humanitarian partners target 36 percent of the population in need in 2018.

  • 800,000 persons will be affected by food insecurity during the lean season.

  • More than 670 schools were closed, of which 60 percent are in Mopti.

  • The number of civilian victims of improvised explosive devices is rising.

  • Security incidents affecting aid workers nearly doubled between 2016 and 2017.

$263 million sought in 2018

4.1 million people in need

According to the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), the population in need of humanitarian assistance is estimated at 4.1 million people in 2018, which is 400,000 people more than 2017. This increase is linked to the consequences of the rainfall deficit, the erosion of the Niger river, the insufficiency of funding received in 2017, as well as the expansion of insecurity from the north to certain parts of central Mali.

1.5 million people targeted by humanitarian partners

This year, the humanitarian workers target 1.5 million people , representing 36 percent of the country’s population in need, according to the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), launched on 14 February in Bamako. The plan consists of the complementary humanitarian plans and programmes of the State to respond to the most urgent needs of the affected communities and to strengthen their resilience

Overall, $263 million are necessary to cover the urgent needs of the target population in the HRP framework. Within this amount, 40 percent is meant for the food security sector.

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