Mali

The Crisis in Mali

More than 800,000 people need food assistance immediately, with three million more at risk of going hungry. 

Blogs From Mali

Visit our Notes From The Field blog for stories from CARE staff and refugees effected by the crisis in Mali.

660,000 children younger than 5 are at risk of malnutrition

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Country Info

CARE began its work in Mali in 1975 to help the government respond to an emergency. The work gradually shifted from emergency projects to programs aimed at helping local communities take initiatives for their own development. We emphasize the promotion of democratic governance, including helping community organizations become more effective.

We use partnerships to help build the sustainability of civil society. And we seeks to defend the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized people to obtain basic services. CARE’s program is one of the largest in Mali and is part of the Malian government’s poverty alleviation strategy.

Our Work in Mali

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

HIV & AIDS

Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV and AIDS.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Nightmare in Mali

"It was total panic everywhere in the town of Diabaly and the population had only one choice: hide in their houses and pray to God."

Read "Nightmare in Mali," a first person account of the violence in Diabaly, Mali, as told to CARE.

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In an outer suburb of Bamako – Mali's capital - with half finished buildings on dusty dirt roads covered in litter, you enter a two-story house. Like many other derelict houses in the neighborhood, you're told, it is inhabited by "Northerners."

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About a year ago, the world started to watch with alarm the growing number of people suffering from a severe food crisis engulfing the Sahel region, which, at its peak, affected more than 18 million people.

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ATLANTA (August 7, 2012) - CARE says an $806 million funding gap is threatening to derail the international community's efforts to address the current food crisis and boost long-term food security in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa. More than 18 million people are facing hunger in the Sahel, including one million children at risk of severe malnutrition.

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BAMAKO (January 31, 2013) - As fighting has subsided in Timbuktu, CARE and our local partners are ready to restart activities and support both returnees and people who have remained in the conflict-torn city. In the coming days, CARE will distribute more than 18,000 metric tons of food to more than 131,000 people. 

"We know that people in Timbuktu have gone through a great deal of suffering, and have been forced to take tough decisions," said Claudine Mensah Awute, country director with CARE Mali.

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Nearly 700,000 children at risk of malnutrition

BAMAKO (January 15, 2013) - Amid the fighting and violence that has flared up in Mali during the past week, CARE calls on all actors to protect and expand the humanitarian space in the north of Mali so that aid organizations can deliver urgent emergency assistance.

Renewed fighting and food emergency have forced nearly 375,000 from their homes

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The food security situation is expected to deteriorate further in northern Mali and parts of Mopti region as of the end of February

 

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