Since 2012, ACTED is 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 is at the center of our interventions. Over the years, ACTED 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.
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 7.2 million people still in the need of humanitarian assistance . 13% of the population faces food insecurity with worrying rates of general acute malnutrition. Mali, mainly the Northern and Central regions, faces a chronic food and nutrition crisis affecting thousands of vulnerable households every year. Among them, 185 000 individuals need help and assistance as a matter of emergency.
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.
Through a holistic and cross-disciplinary approach, ACTED is responding to these structural and short-term challenges, linking emergency, rehabilitation and development. In addition, ACTED is 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 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.
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.
Humanitarian Situation and Needs Monitoring in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger
Alliance for Community Resilience 2019
Response to the nutritional crisis in the Mopti region of Mali through an integrated WASH and Nutrition intervention to sustainably reduce mortality and morbidity due to acute malnutrition
Provision of CCCM mobile services and capacity building to IDPs and host community members in urgent humanitarian need in hard-to-reach areas
Amélioration de la santé des mères, des nouveaux nés et des enfants
Strengthening community resilience through an integrated and multi-sectorial intervention in conflict-affected regions of Menaka and Gao
Rural roads rehabilitation in Gao
Strengthening resilience to food and nutrition insecurity