Operations

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


About this Operation

  • Operations ID: 200438

Operation Documents

Resource Situation

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 3 (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.

Countries

Burkina Faso

 Burkina Faso is classified as both a least developed country and a low-income, food-deficit country. The UNDP 2006 Human Development Report ranked Burkina Faso 174nd out of 177 countries....

Mauritania

  Mauritania, located in the arid Sahel region of West Africa, is one of the world’s least developed countries. The population numbers 3 million, and the country is ranked 137 out of 177 in the 2008 UNDP Human Development Index....

Niger

Niger has a population of approximately 13 million inhabitants and was ranked 174 out of 177 countries by UNDP’s Human Development Index in 2008. Some 59.5 percent of the population is living below the poverty line. Agriculture is the engine of Niger’s weak economy, with 82 percent of the population relying on farming....