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.

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In numbers

In 2017:

  • 54,000
    vulnerable people – local residents, people who had fled their homes and people returning home afterwards – received food and basic household goods.
  • 300
    people wounded in war or armed violence were operated on by our surgical teams; we performed 1,963 operations in Gao and Kidal.
  • 22,000
    inhabitants of the Kidal Region had better access to water thanks to our projects to build and repair water-supply systems.
  • 80,000
    families of livestock breeders had their animals vaccinated against or treated for contagious bovine pleuropneumonia.
  • 4,200
    detainees were visited in 29 places of detention.
  • 10,500
    farming families and some 1,500 fishing families received seed and/or agricultural and fishing equipment.
  • 10,500
    people with disabilities received physical rehabilitation care.
  • 1,700
    members of armed or security forces or armed groups were taught about international humanitarian law (IHL).