Armed conflict in Mali has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and has reduced communities' access to food, water, sanitation and the ability to provide for their families.
In addition to the conflict, poor harvests over the last year have made people extremely vulnerable in northern Mali. This has put more than 3.1 million people in Mali at risk of not having enough to eat and has left 422,000 people displaced, 168, 000 of whom have fled to neighbouring countries.
Oxfam has programmes to help those displaced inside and outside Mali and those who remain in areas affected by conflict. So far we have reached 137, 000 people in northern Mali and for the next 12 months Oxfam plans to provide food, water and sanitation items to 200, 000 highly vulnerable people in the north.
We have also helped over 150, 000 Malian refugees and host communities in neighbouring Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger with food, water, sanitation, hygiene kits and the construction of classrooms.