Mali

WFP Mali Country Brief, January 2022

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In Numbers

677 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 2.9 m cash-based transfers made

USD 54 m six-month (February-July 2022) net funding requirements

138,453 people assisted in January

Operational Updates

• In January 2022, WFP reached 138,453 people, of whom 67,206 received emergency food assistance, 24,560 were assisted with prevention and treatment activities for acute malnutrition, and 46,687 were children receiving school meals.

• From March to May 2022 (pre-lean season), WFP plans to provide emergency food assistance to 600,000 beneficiaries, including internally displaced persons (IDPs) and vulnerable communities, such as those hosting a large number of IDPs.
WFP will provide six months of full ration to IDPs and 3 months of half ration to households in host communities to reduce pressure on already limited local resources and strengthen social cohesion. WFP emergency assistance will be provided in the form of e-vouchers that can be redeemed for food on the local market, cash transfers (including mobile money) or in-kind distribution of food.

• At the peak of the lean season (June-August 2022), and in coordination with Government’s efforts, WFP will target 1.2 million people under its emergency food and nutritional assistance. Emergency food assistance will be coupled with nutrition activities targeting 250,000 children aged 6-23 months as well as pregnant and lactating women and girls (PLWGs), to prevent the further deterioration of their nutritional status during the lean season. At the same time, children and PWLGs suffering from moderate acute malnutrition will benefit from treatment programmes.

• In 2022, the caseload for WFP’s unconditional and shockresponsive social safety nets will be 375,000 people, starting from the agricultural lean season, as part of WFP’s contribution to the Government’s national plan. WFP also supports vulnerable communities by providing an integrated resilience package, in collaboration with other United Nations agencies, in 20 convergence communes mostly across the northern and central regions of the country.