Little Bintou loved the food ration her mother received from World Vision

In central Mali, efforts are being made to improve the living conditions of people affected by conflict or other social problems that typically affect women and children. Today, the armed conflict, coupled with social challenges there in this part of the country, continues to worsen the already fragile living conditions of thousands of women and children.

Women are particularly vulnerable, especially when they are widows, as this young mother of three reminds us, who has gone through a difficult period since the death of her husband. 

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Savings for Transformation: A new light for Sanata

Combined with insecurity, climate change continues to increase poverty among vulnerable communities in Mali. This context sometimes leads to food insecurity and other hardships, especially for women living in conflict zones in the centre and north of the country who require urgent steps.

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Rapport Annuel 2021 - Mali
Annual Report

Discover our impact in 2021

In 2021, World Vision remained faithful to its mission to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable and transforming their lives, especially for the most vulnerable children. Read our annual report to learn about our achievements throughout the year, made possible with your support.

Our annual report is currently available in French, with the English version coming soon.

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Conflict and abandonment weigh heavily on Fatoumata and her children

Conflict and abandonment weigh heavily on Fatoumata and her children

Severe poverty weighs heavily on women living in rural areas affected by conflict in northern and central Mali. There, they are particularly vulnerable, especially when they are single or widowed.

The case of Fatoumata, a single mother of five including a disabled son, illustrates the sad reality that women in her situation currently live.

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New sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into humanitarian crisis, warn 13 NGOs

New sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into humanitarian crisis

New sanctions against Mali could have a devastating impact on the country, where one in three people are already dependent on humanitarian aid. World Vision and 12 humanitarian partners are urging all states and bodies supporting these sanctions to unequivocally commit to applying humanitarian exemptions, so that life-saving aid can reach all those in need.

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Mali food insecurity

Alarming food crisis leaves 1.2 million hungry

The number of Malians facing hunger has increased nearly threefold in one year, warns a coalition of 22 humanitarian organisations working in the country.

The triple impacts of rising insecurity, droughts and COVID-19 have plunged a record number of 1.2 million people into a food crisis in 2021.

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Clean drinking water means no more stomach aches for Djenebou

Clean drinking water means no more stomach aches for Djenebou

In Mali, battles are being waged to put an end to diseases linked to unsanitary drinking water, as the problem generally affects people living in rural areas. Unfortunately, today, the raging community conflict in the Mopti region has added to the scarcity of potable water for vulnerable families that are already affected by the insecurity. Families like Djenebou's.

World Vision has launched a programme alongside Procter & Gamble (P&G), aimed at reducing suffering and water-related diseases for displaced and vulnerable populations.

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Blog: Children formerly recruited by armed groups are not just statistics
These children are not just statistics

Restoring hope to children formerly recruited by armed groups

Our Campaigns Coordinator, Manzo Dembele, blogs on the importance of supporting children formerly recruited by armed groups for the successful reinstatement into society and restoration of their hope.

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In Mali, World Vision uses a community-based approach. Our teams work closely with children, households, communities, local authorities and partners. We listen to families, understand their issues and empower communities with skills and resources that bring lasting change for children.  We also continue to work with communities in the conflict-ridden central and northern parts of the country, contributing to social cohesion and building peace to ensure child protection.

We serve the most vulnerable children and families through a multi-sector programmatic approach focused on: health and nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, education and life skills, food security and resilience, advocacy, and child protection and participation.

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To End Child Marriage in Mali

We are working in communities all over Mali, with children, religious leaders and governments, to tackle the root cause of child marriage in Mali.

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