Mali is recovering from a violent political crisis and the food-security and nutrition crisis that gripped much of the Sahel in recent years. However, humanitarian needs remain high. The food situation is critical, and hundreds of thousands of children are at risk of acute malnutrition.
5 April 2013: The complex emergency that started in Mali in early 2012 has left the population food insecure and vulnerable to malnutrition, security threats and diseases. An estimated 430,000 Malians have fled their homes since the conflict began in January 2012. Of these people, 260,000 are internally displaced and 170,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.
21 February 2013: More than 4.3 million people need humanitarian assistance in Mali. This is the result of last year’s food insecurity and nutrition crisis combined with the armed conflict that broke out in northern Mali in January 2012.