Central Mali Emergency Response

Providing Life Saving Assistance to the People of Central Mali

World Vision continues to provide the support the most vulnerable in the most hard to reach places in Central and Northern Mali, as violence and insecurity have crippled life in the region.

5.9 million people need humanitarian assistance

Central Mali Emergency

Inter-ethnic conflict and attacks on local authorities and institutional structures have gradually eroded the security situation in Central Mali since 2012 forcing an ever-increasing number of families to flee their homes and making it more difficult for humanitarian organizations, like World Vision, to help those who are affected. For example, As of November 2019, the Population Movement Commission reported that there were 201,429 internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mali.

As a result of the situation, nearly millions are in need of humanitarian assistance, hundreds of schools have been closed and more than hundreds of thousands of children require emergency education support

Sadly, the situation is deteriorating and the impact of the conflict has spread across the borders to Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania as well.

Central Mali Emergency Map
Where we are working in Central Mali

In the remote community of Diallassagou, accessed only by about 60 km of rough and bumpy track, a safe haven for displace people has formed but find it hard to make ends meet. World Vision has been doing food distributions to support the displaced communities.

The Situation in Mali


children require emergency education support


people who require protection assistance

2.16 Million

children in need of humanitarian assistance

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Providing the means to start over

“I lost four people in the attack - my father, my little brother and my pregnant wife.” Boureima Boucar Barry stoically recounted the horrors that befell his family and community in the early hours of 24 March 2019, when an armed militia group attacked their village, Ogossagou. The 26-year-old man stood in front of his burnt house he is repairing, surrounded by other charred houses, motorcycles and sheep.

"These will go a long way to get us back on our feet as so many of us lost everything in the attacks. We want to thank World Vision and all the other partners who have been supporting us through this horrible time.”
Ogossagou, 26
Central Mali Emergency Response Distribution
Our interventions have reached over 200,000 people, more than half of whom are children

More help is still needed.