Overview of UK aid for the crisis in Mali and the Sahel region
The UK has been taking the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Mali very seriously and has ensured that it is providing early, pro-active funds to support the vital operations of aid agencies across the Sahel in 2013.
Over 250,000 people (including refugees, Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and host communities) in Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania will receive food assistance (World Food Programme (WFP), £6.5 million)
89,000 children under five suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) will receive ready-to-use-therapeutic-food across the region (UNICEF, £3 million)
Over 83,000 refugees receive a comprehensive package of support, including primary healthcare, protection, education and non-food items) in Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger (UNHCR, £3 million) and
Over 450,000 people (including refugees, IDPs and host communities) in conflict-affected areas of Niger and Mali will receive emergency healthcare - including support to those injured in the conflict and women suffering from psychological trauma as result of sexual violence - clean water and livestock support (International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), £7.5 million).
UK aid in response to Malian crisis in 2013
UK aid to those directly affected by the Mali crisis includes:
food for 90,000 people, including IDPs and host families in Mali;
therapeutic food to treat 15,000 severely malnourished children;
a comprehensive package of support (food, healthcare, protection) for 135,000 Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania;
emergency healthcare - including support to those injured in the conflict and women suffering from psychological trauma as result of sexual violence - clean water and livestock support to over 200,000 people, including IDPs.