Mali Response Overview – December 2019

Key points

• The conflict and its impact on communities have become the main driver of food insecurity in northern and central Mali.
The regions of Gao, Ménaka, Mopti, Segou and Timbuktu are experiencing increased levels of violent incidents, attacks by armed groups and inter-community conflict, leading to regular forced population movements. As a result, the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country has increased fivefold since January 2017.

• While Mali experienced generally favourable harvests, this was not the case in certain areas such as western Sahel, and northern and central parts of the country that were affected by inadequate rainfall and/or insecurity. Pasture deficits in western Sahel were also observed along with the disruptions to movement in conflict-affected areas, which are likely to negatively impact livestock feeding conditions and pastoral households’ incomes.

• The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has activated a corporate scale-up to respond to the deteriorating situation and growing needs in the country.

Planned response by January–December 2020

500 000 people targeted
animal feed | vegetable and fodder seeds | tillage equipment | deworming | vaccination campaigns | rehabilitation of wells | goat restocking | cash+ | cash for work | unconditional cash transfer programmes

Response to-date since January 2019

15 690 people assisted

Distributed 100 bulls, 200 sheep and 36 000 goats

Completed 19 boreholes and pastoral wells

Distributed 23 tonnes of forage seeds, 6 280 tonnes of staple food crop and vegetable seeds and 14 200 tonnes of fertilizer

Regenerated 4 600 ha of land through cash-for-work employing 2 825 people