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8 current projects
3.81 m. € funding in 2018
560,000 people reached in 2018

Mali is three and a half times larger than Germany, approximately 60% of which surface is covered by desert. Most Malians live in the country’s fertile south. In its north, Islamist militias regularly attempt to take control, most recently in 2013. Of the approximately 500,000 Malians who fled at the time, some 200,000 have returned to their homes. The rest are currently still refugees and dependent on aid, 90,000 of them in their own country. Mali’s economic development has been stable since the food shortages during the year of the civil war but is facing challenges due to a high rate of population growth of approximately 3% annually. Welthungerhilfe has been active in Mali since the 1960s.

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Selected projects

These Schools Come Along

Many boys and girls in Mali are not able to attend village schools due to their families’ nomadic lifestyle. The answer: mobile schools.

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Education for Women, Harvest for Everyone

With new knowledge, better seeds, and microloans, smallholders in Mali now have the chance to change an entire region.

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More projects in Mali

The Basics: Clean Water and Healthy Food

Mali | 2018 – 2020 | Budget: 1,268,056 €
Institutional donors: GIZ

News from Mali

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#83 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Mali
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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17.99 million population (2019)
10.6% child mortality (2019)
6.3% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-9,0 Score (27.4 in 2010)
44.2 2000
38.4 2005
27.4 2010
24.1 2019

Publications about Mali

Casi studio dal campo: Indice globale della Fame 2015

Il Indice globale della Fame 2015 analizza anche la relazione tra fame e conflitti armati - fra l'altro in Mali e Sud Sudan. (Ottobre 2015)

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GHI 2015: Études de Cas

Quelle est la relation entre les conflits armés et la faim? Un reportage sur la situation en Mali et le Soudan du Sud.

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Country Case Studies 2015: Mali and South Sudan

This study gives an account of the challenges faced and the struggle to overcome in Mali and South Sudan concerning armed conflict and hunger.

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