Mali

Since 2012, ACTED has been responding to the complex crisis in Mali due to structural and cyclical challenges. The need for a holistic response, linking emergency response and development programming has been at the center of our interventions. Over the years, ACTED has supported more than 1 million people in 6 regions (Ségou, Mopti, Gao, Menaka, Timbuktu and Bamako), with a current team of 11 international and 160 national staff.

Mission Context

Already affected by a fragile political and security context, Mali is going through a complex and multi-dimensional crisis since the 2012 Coup d’état. The inhabitants of Mali continue to be impacted by the effects of the crisis today, with 3.7 million people still in the need of humanitarian assistance . 19% of the population faces food insecurit y with worrying rates of general acute malnutrition. Mali, and mainly the Northern and Central regions, is facing a chronic food and nutrition crisis affecting thousands of vulnerable households every year.

With almost 50% of the Malian population living below poverty threshold (that is with less than 2 USD per day), with conflicts and limited capacities demonstrated by the State to supply adequate access to basic social services, Mali going is undergoing a general degradation of households’ economy and livelihoods. This precarious and fragile situation hinders people’s resilience and increases the number of population movements with dozens of thousands of repatriates and Malian refugees still living in neighboring countries.

ACTED in Mali

Through a holistic and cross-disciplinary approach, ACTED is responding to these structural and short-term challenges, linking emergency, rehabilitation and development. Not only ACTED is responding to emergencies, but it is also building resilience to disasters, while contributing to co-constructing an effective governance system and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.

 Following the crisis in 2012, ACTED gave priority to emergency assistance to the most vulnerable populations in Northern Mali, including displaced populations. After supporting internally displaced Malians populations, ACTED has gradually adapted its intervention to allow these populations to recover and rebuild their livelihoods. ACTED intervenes both in the areas of origin and in the return areas and addresses the many needs remaining in the country: improving the resilience of vulnerable populations, rehabilitating infrastructure destroyed during the conflict, and revitalizing the economy of Northern Mali.

©Moise Togo for ACTED Mali
Support to market gardeners in the region of Menaka
©Moise Togo for ACTED Mali 2017
Supporting Vocational Training, notably in sewing and tailoring, allows the building of sustainable livelihoods in the region of Menaka
©Moise Togo for ACTED Mali 2017
Supporting Income Generating Activities such as craft businesses allows the building of sustainable livelihoods in the region of Menaka
©Moise Togo for ACTED Mali 2017
Supporting Vocational Training, notably in mechanic, allows the building of sustainable livelihoods in the region of Menaka
©Moise Togo for ACTED Mali
Support to breeders in the region of Menaka
ACTED
ACTED, 2017
ACTED Disaster risk reduction interventions aim at preventing vulnerable situations faced by communities because of sudden floods
©Moise Togo pour ACTED Mali
Soutien aux pêcheurs dans la région de Ménaka
ACTED, 2017
Focus Group on nutrition issues, region of Mopti
ACTED 2017

In Mali, ACTED intervenes in the Central and Northern regions of the country, both in the areas of origin and in the return areas. After responding to the emergency, ACTED has gradually adapted its intervention and continue to respond to the vulnerable population’s needs by supporting them to recover and rebuild their livelihoods, rehabilitating destroyed infrastructures during the conflict, participating in strengthening social cohesion and by revitalizing economy in the Northern Mali.

In response to structural and short-term challenges, ACTED implements projects through a holistic and cross-disciplinary approach, linking emergency and development with an integrated approach in health, nutrition, food security, social protection and water, sanitation and hygiene.

Food and Nutrition Challenges in Menaka Region

Current projects

Strengthening community resilience through an integrated and multi-sectorial intervention in conflict-affected regions of Menaka and Gao

Supporting food security during the lean season in the Douentza circle

Treating malnutrition in Mopti region

Seasonal food aid for vulnerable people in Ménaka

Rural roads rehabilitation in Gao

Building community resilience through an integrated and multi-sectoral intervention in conflict affected regions of Menaka and Gao

Technical accompaniment of the Koro Health District towards an autonomous management of the integrated care et treatment of acute malnutrition

Strengthening food and economic security for vulnerable households in Koro through an integrated approach based on the Caisses de Résiliences

Soutien à la sécurité alimentaire et renforcement des moyens d’existence des ménages vulnérables du cercle de Tidermène, Région de Ménaka

Strengthening resilience to food and nutrition insecurity

Alliance for Community Resilience

Resources

Factsheet in French

May 2018

ACTED Mali in 2018
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ACTED Mali-Fact Sheet-20180531_Page_1

Map

April 2018

Overview of ACTED in Mali
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Zones_intervention d'ACTED Mali 2018

Factsheet ACTED Mali

May 2018

WASH & Infrastructure
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ACTED Mali Eau Hygiène et Assainissement Infra

Factsheet ACTED Mali

May 2018

Food Security
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ACTED Mali Sécurité Alimentaire

Factsheet ACTED Mali

June 2018

Nutrition
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ACTED Mali Nutrition

Factsheet ACTED Mali

May 2018

Disaster Risk Reduction
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ACTED Mali Réduction des risques de catastrophe

Resilience and livelihoods in Menaka Region

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