On 01 February 2016, WFP and UNHCR published the report of the Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) 2015 for Malian refugees carried out in August/September in Mberra refugee camp and four key host communities.
On 04 February 2016, preliminary recommendations of the 2015 country portfolio evaluation were presented and discussed with key partners. Findings will be used to reshape WFP interventions in country towards the new programme cycle.
On 11 February 2016, UN agencies warned that immediate funding shortfall threatens assistance to Malian refugees in Mberra.
468,000 people in need of food assistance
198,000 people in need of nutrition assistance
9 regions affected
50,000 people displaced
436,000 people targeted by WFP assistance among which 50,000 refugees
As per FEWSNET latest food security outlook, despite improvement in availability and access to food at country level, poorest rural families of the pastoral and agropastoral and rainfed livelihood zones will continue to struggle to afford some essential non-food expenditures such as health and education through March 2016.