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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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It Takes a World to End Child Marriage
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The Faces of a Crisis
General insecurity has grown in the central part of Mali, spilling ove from conflict in the north. All too often in such crises, the people most affected and those working to make a difference are often lost in the enormity of it all. We must not forget them, we must see the faces of this crisis.
It Takes a World
We are working in communities all over Mali, with children, religious leaders and governments, to tackle the root cause of child marriage in Mali.