In Mali, Oxfam has been assisting 135,423 people. We have supported communities in Kayes, in the west of the country, with cash transfers, food vouchers, seed distributions and other essential items, as well as livestock vaccinations and food. We have also been rehabilitating water points and doing hygiene sensitisation activities. Despite the difficult security situation due to the conflict, teams have also been able to deliver
some assistance to communities near Gao in the north of the country, mainly in the form of food distributions and hygiene kits.
As part of the recovery phase of our response, the focus has shifted to longer term activities, such as community projects (grain stores, seed banks, livestock vaccination facilities), cash grants to support livelihoods, support to gardening groups and help to local traders. These activities aim to enable recovery and reduce people's vulnerability to future crises.
We continue to work with tens of thousands of refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries from conflict in Mali.