New sanctions against Mali could have a devastating impact on the country, where one in three people are already dependent on humanitarian aid.
History of CARE International’s work in Mali
CARE International began its work in Mali in 1975, initially working with the government in emergency response. The work gradually shifted from emergency projects to programs partnering with communities to strengthen initiatives that contribute to more sustainable development.
What CARE International does in Mali
CARE Mali emphasizes the promotion of good and equitable governance, including by helping community organizations become more impactful. Today, our work in Mali focuses on:
- Natural resource management
- Elimination of female genital mutilation, child labor, and trafficking
- Sustainable food and nutrition security
- Resilience to the climate emergency and environmental degradation
A combination of armed conflicts and the lasting effects of the 2012 Sahel food crisis have led to millions of people in Mali struggling to access basic food, nutrition, shelter, education, and healthcare. Our response has included improving food and nutrition security and access to clean water and sanitation services.