About 4.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020*

1.1 million people will be severely food insecure in the country during the lean season (June to August 2020) *

201,000 internally displaced people *

47.5% of the population aged under 15 (World Bank)

*OCHA Figures
Region : West Africa

Capital : Bamako

Population : 20 million
SIF Mission : since 2013

Regions : Bamako, Fatoma, Mopti, Ségou, Sio, Socoura, Tombouctou

Programs :

Food Security & Livelihoods, Child Welfare & Protection

Humanitarian context

The upsurge in droughts and floods and the emergence of conflicts in the north and center of the country have exacerbated an already chronic food insecurity. 1.1 million people will be severely food insecure in the country during the lean season (June to August).

The Mopti region in the Sahelian zone is particularly vulnerable during the lean season.

Access to health services, education, and drinking water is very limited. Out-of-school and out-of-school education are reaching worrying levels, while almost one in two inhabitants is under the age of 15.

Our actions

The programs implemented in Mali in the regions of Bamako, Mopti, Ségou  and Tombouctou combine components of livelihood strengthening, child protection and peace promotion.

jeunes talibés à Bamako

Support for improving living conditions and socio-economic integration of talibé children and young people in Bamako, Mopti, Ségou and Tombouctou (2,700 children)

  • Improvement of living conditions (drinking water supply, latrine rehabilitation, hygiene awareness, etc.)
  • Promotion of good contracting practices
  • Capacity building of actors
  • Recognition and inclusion of Koranic schools in the Malian education system

Promotion of Peace through socio-economic and cultural integration of young people in Bamako and Mopti (100 young people and 10 community leaders in Bamako and 100 young people and 10 community leaders in Mopti)

  • Social skills training, negotiation, critical thinking, multi-identity social networks, identification of young people at risk
  • Support for the implementation of community micro-projects
  • Personalized social approach
Sponsorship of 1 000 orphans in Bamako
jeunes talibés à Bamako

Sustainable response to food insecurity in the cities of Mopti, Socoura, Fatoma and Sio by revitalizing cereal banks (around 45,000 beneficiaries)

  • Construction and rehabilitation of grain banks
  • Purchase of food
    Community participatory approach
  • Training communities to manage grain banks

Support for vulnerable populations during the Ramadan and Tabaski celebrations

  • Distribution of meat during Eid Al Adha
  • Distribution of coupons to vulnerable people to enable them to buy food during the Ramadan period.
Publication : Février 2020