Mali crisis

Complex Crisis, Broken Childhood: The situation for children affected by conflict & fragility in the Central Sahel

The complex crisis spanning Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso is one of the fastest-growing, most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situations in the world. In the Central Sahel, nearly 5 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. World Vision calls for urgent actions by global leaders and national decision-makers to address the grave situation for girls and boys.

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COVID-19 in Mali Changes Young Khadija’s Life
Responding in fragile contexts

COVID-19 and the children of Mali

COVID-19 has changed the lives of children across Mali. Emergence of the pandemic has added to many other challenges for children particularly living in vulnerable conditions like refugee and internally displaced persons settlements. Read about what it's like for children like eight-month-old Khadija, whose family was forced to flee their village due to conflict and now has to adapt to the 'new normal' in a camp. 

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Our impact in Mali

Discover our 2019 Annual Report

Learn about how our work contributed towards improvement in the well-being of Malian children throughout our 2019 fiscal year (October 2018 - September 2019).

Our 2019 Annual Report is available in both English (click below) and French.

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Doussou can smile knowing she has safe access to water!
Water is not just life, it is safety.

World Vision Providing Safety for Women through Water

Doussou and the women of her community were once victims of unimaginable peril in their search for water. Now they have access to clean water right at their doorsteps.

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Makan and Maimouna have been conduits for change.

Eco-Agriculture contributing to community peace

“Before the savings groups, most of the women couldn’t even sit in the same place together. The strain on resources put a lot of social strain on our community.” 

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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.

18.5 million

Population, total


Capital City

15.4 billion

GDP (current US$)

It Takes a World to End Child Marriage

Our Work

Serving and contributing to life in all its fullness for every Malian child.

Health and Nutrition

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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Ending Child Marriage in Mali
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It Takes a World

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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