In Mali, the ICRC visits detainees, puts people back in touch with loved ones with whom they’ve lost contact because of the conflict, treats people that have been wounded or injured by the fighting, distributes seed and tools to farmers, vaccinates livestock, rebuilds and reconnects water-supply systems, and raises awareness of international humanitarian law.
For many of these activities, we work closely with the Mali Red Cross.

Latest Update
In numbers

From January to June of 2018:

  • 20,480
    people (local residents, displaced people and those returning home) received rice, beans, couscous, salt and oil.
  • 109
    people wounded in the armed conflict or violent attacks were treated by ICRC surgical teams in Gao and Kidal.
  • 53,000
    people gained access to water thanks to water-supply infrastructure built or rehabilitated by our teams.
  • 2,760,000
    animals were vaccinated against the most prevalent contagious diseases during the 2017–2018 immunization campaign.
  • 2,900
    detainees in 14 permanent and temporary detention centres received visits.
  • 7,000
    farming families received aid to help boost their production.
  • 5,600
    people with disabilities received care in one of the four ICRC-supported physical rehabilitation centres in Mali.
  • 872
    members of the armed forces, security forces and armed groups participated in awareness-raising sessions about international humanitarian law.