Current Operations
Assistance to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Affected by Insecurity in Mali

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 6 (see below)

Following the outbreak of violence in the Gao, Kidal, and Timbuktu regions of Mali, hundreds of thousands of people have fled northern Mali and sought refuge with host communities and in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. According to the latest figures from the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 160,000Malians have sought refuge in Mauritania, Burkina Faso, and Niger, while WFP estimates at 200,000 the number of are internally displaced in 

Mali. As conflict continues in northern Mali, the situation is expected to further deteriorate and pastoral populations are expected to migrate throughout the region in greater numbers. The situation has been exacerbated by an on-going food crisis in eight countries in the Sahel, including Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, and Niger.  WFP estimates that 7 million people are in need of food assistance in these four countries and is responding to the drought through operations at the country level, guided by the WFPregional response framework for the Sahel.

Operation documents
Resourcing updates
WFP Offices
Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)0
Beneficiary needs ($US)277,570,502
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 16,937,946
European Commission16,368,152
United Kingdom3,452,698
UN CERF3,000,002
Private Donors69,627
Threats to food security
  • Poverty
  • Drought
  • Deforestation
  • Environmental degradation
  • Desertification
  • Precarious sanitary conditions
  • Low education levels