More than 10 million people are suffering from hunger as drought, poverty, high grain prices and environmental degradation hit Mali, Niger and six other Sahel countries. Conflict between rebels and government forces have driven tens of thousands of people from northern Mali into Niger, a country hit hard by epidemic hunger with 5.4 million people struggling for food. People have been moving out of Mali into neighbouring countries as a result of the conflict, even before the military coup, which overthrew the government in March 2012. In addition, FAO warned on 5 June 2012 that croplands in Mali are at imminent risk from Desert Locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya.
- Capital - Bamako
- Population - 11,008,518
- Time Zone - GMT +00:00
- Currency - CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)
Assessments & Surveys
- “STAYING A LITTLE LONGER – Malian Refugees in Mauritania”, the UNCHR/WFP Joint Assessment Mission report conducted in May 2013
- Evaluation des effets de la crise alimentaire sur le marché des céréales au Mali (Février 2012)
- ACAPS Disaster Needs Analysis Mali - March 2012
- Analyse des besoins chez les ménages déplacés (Gao et Ansongo) - ACF (Fevrier 2012)
Bulletins & Updates
- NOTE SYNHESE SUR LA SITUATION PASTORALE DANS LA ZONE TRANSFRONTALIERE MALI/NIGER/BURKINA FASO
- la Note conjointe sur la sécurité alimentaire et les implications humanitaires en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel pour les mois d’Avril et Mai 2013.
- Updated Humanitarian Snapshot as of 16th January 2013 (English version)
- Updated Humanitarian Snapshot as of 16th January 2013 (French version)
- Mali Humanitarian Bulletin # 4 in English.