|Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:15
Address urgent needs and prevent further deterioration
Mali is facing an unprecedented food crisis, exceeding the last peak in 2013/2014 at the beginning of the crisis. From October to December 2021, nearly 1.2 million people were known to be in need of emergency food assistance (phase 3 & 4), almost three times higher than the year before.
By June 2022, the number of people in need of emergency assistance is likely to reach more than 1.8 million people if nothing is done to drastically improve the response. This includes the mobilisation of the necessary short and long-term funding. The explosion of the food crisis is part of a trend in the wider humanitarian crisis with nearly 6.3 million Malians in need of emergency assistance to access food and nutrition, water, health, education, protection, shelter.