Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

Mali: livestock farming – a traditional way of life under threat

Temperatures are rising to unprecedented levels, giving rise to long, intense and recurrent droughts that have blighted the area since 2010

Livestock farming is one of the main sources of income for people in central and northern Mali. However, the ongoing armed conflict and the growing impact of climate change are hampering the efforts of herders to keep their animals alive and healthy. Under a makeshift tent that barely shields him…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

European Union maintains its commitment to World Food Programme (WFP) for the provision of European Union-funded aircraft in support of humanitarian aid projects

This contribution will allow WFP to implement the EU HAF services from March to December 2023, utilizing WFP-managed United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) capacities

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of EUR 11.9 million from the European Union (EU) through its Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO) for the provision of EU Humanitarian Aid Flights (HAF). This contribution will allow WFP to implement the EU…

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    • The African Development Bank is providing $950,000 to support women’s access to finance and training and accelerate economic inclusion in the Sahel region
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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Sahel region: African Development Bank to extend nearly $1m in gender-based grants to boost opportunities for women-led businesses

The grant, which will supplement an earlier $3.9 million financing grant from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility, is expected to bolster 1,400 women-led enterprises

The African Development Bank's Gender Equality Trust Fund ( will provide a $950,000 grant to the Africa Small and Medium Enterprise Business Linkages Program in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger.  The grant, which will supplement an earlier $3.9 million financing grant from the Bank’s Transition Support Facility, is expected…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes Japan funding to support the lean season response in Mali

The additional contribution from Japan will enable WFP to provide food and nutritional assistance through cash transfers to 34,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and 9,050 vulnerable people

With a US$ 3 million (XOF 1.7 billion) contribution received from the Government of Japan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will provide emergency food assistance to 43,000 people affected by conflict in Mali between June and August 2023. This contribution comes at a critical time when thousands of…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Mali |

Seven Participants Selected for the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Twenty-eight U.S. educational institutions in 20 states and the District of Columbia will host Leadership Institutes for approximately 700 Mandela Washington Fellows

U.S. Embassy Bamako is proud to announce that seven participants from Mali have been selected to participate in the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the U.S. commitment to invest in…

Source: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) |

European Union (EU) Commissioner and LoCAL member country ministers identify LoCAL as part of the climate finance solution

LoCAL is presently working with 34 countries across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Pacific and has cumulatively mobilised over US$ 150 M for more than 2,100 adaptation projects

Ministers from some of the world’s most climate vulnerable nations urged international institutions and donors to boost access to climate finance for adaptation to the impacts of climate change using the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility, LoCAL, designed and managed by UN Capital Development Fund. They joined with the Commissioner…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates Benin and Mali for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem

Both Benin and Mali implemented the WHO-recommended SAFE strategy to eliminate trachoma with the support of WHO and partners

WHO has validated Benin and Mali as having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, making them the fifth and sixth countries in WHO’s African Region to achieve this significant milestone.  Countries that previously received WHO validation for trachoma elimination are Ghana (June 2018), Gambia (April 2021), Togo (May 2022)…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Malian troops, foreign military personnel killed over 500 people during military operation in Moura in March 2022 – United Nations human rights report

Malian authorities denied requests by the team to access the village of Moura itself

A fact-finding report from the UN Human Rights Office has concluded there are strong indications that more than 500 people were killed – the vast majority summarily executed – by Malian troops and foreign military personnel during a five-day military operation in the village of Moura in the Mopti region…

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International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Signs Four Agreements with a total amount of US$ 1.1 billion with Mali, The Gambia, and Djibouti

Agreements Signed on the Sidelines of the 2023 Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) Annual Meetings in Jeddah

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) ( , a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), has signed four major agreements with Mali, The Gambia, and Djibouti amounting to over US$1.1 Billion on the first day of the 2023 IsDB Group Annual Meetings held in Ritz Carlton Hotel,…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Ground-breaking data platform plays key role in tackling acute food insecurity in food crises

FAO’s Data in Emergencies (DIEM) Information System monitors the impact of shocks on agricultural livelihoods

Detailed, comprehensive and timely data is essential to address the impact of shocks such as droughts, earthquakes or conflict on agricultural production and livelihoods in parts of the world affected by food crises. Since its launch, during the first wave of the COVID-19 global pandemic three years ago, the Data…