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West & North Africa


In Mali, DRC has been responding to humanitarian needs and working on armed violence reduction since 2014. DRC is working with conflict- and displacement-affected communities, refugees, and migrants to defend their rights, improve their access to basic services and protection, preserve their food security, address local conflict dynamics, strengthen social cohesion and support the resilience of local communities to armed violence.

20 Mar 2024

New project to lower compliance burdens for local and national associations

05 Oct 2023

Education under attack in West and Central Africa - 2023 update

05 Jun 2023

New Report: Local protection mechanisms and humanitarian response in the Liptako-Gourma Region

10 May 2023

Photo gallery from Mali: Our emergency mobile teams deploy within 72 hours - even to the hardest-to-reach areas.

05 Apr 2023

The urgent need to limit the impact of explosive devices on civilians in Mali

19 Jan 2022

Press release: New sanctions risk plunging the people of Mali further into humanitarian crisis

Displacement trends

Source: | DRC Foresight

Core sectors Mali

Economic Recovery
Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding
Shelter and Settlements
Camp Coordination and Camp Management

Displacement Trends


EDPs: Refugees under UNHCR’s mandate
IDPs: Internally displaced persons
Asylum seekers: People whose claims for refugee status have not yet been determined
Stateless: People not considered as nationals by any State
HST: People living in Host Communities
OIP: Others in need of International Protection
OOC: Others of Concern

Source: UNHCR

See definitions here


DRC forecasts are based on a machine learning tool that has been developed to predict forced displacement (IDPs, refugees and asylum seekers) at the national level 1-3 years into the future.

See all available forecasts here

DocumentsAll Documents

FRENCH PRESS RELEASE: Un nouveau projet vise à réduire le poids des exigences de conformité pour les associations locales et nationales

20 Mar 2024

AHEAD forecasts and reports

14 Dec 2023

Education under attack in West and Central Africa - 2023 update

04 Oct 2023

Operationalizing conflict sensitivity in complex contexts: Lessons from Liptako-Gourma

14 Sep 2023

Introduction au projet PREVENIR : Prévention et Résilience Pour l’Avenir

04 Jul 2023

DRC in Central Sahel

04 Jul 2023

Why we are there

The situation in Mali is evolving quickly and the population’s needs are growing steadily. DRC, along with its partners, ensures those affected by the conflict can continue their lives in safety and dignity.


What we do

DRC operates in Bamako, central, and northern Mali, with a coordination office in Bamako. DRC implements emergency projects along with medium- and long-term projects and collaborates with a variety of actors (national and international NGOs, state actors, communities). Our projects aim at strengthening the protective environment of communities, social cohesion and armed violence reduction, access to basic services, and livelihoods in a sustainable and conflict-sensitive manner.

DRC responds to urgent protection needs and reinforces the protection environment of communities affected by conflict. Individual assistance, child protection, psychosocial support, referrals, and protection monitoring represent the daily activities of DRC teams across the country. DRC has mobile emergency protection teams to support affected communities. With regards to protection of children, DRC works with children on the move (migrants, unaccompanied children/separated children) and children associated with armed forces and armed groups.

DRC provides comprehensive peacebuilding and disarmament responses to prevent conflict and mitigate existing conflicts. DRC is among the leading actors in the fields of Humanitarian Mine Action, Small Arms and Light Weapons Threats Mitigation, Social Cohesion Strengthening, Community Violence Prevention and Reduction, Early Warning and Early Actions aimed at preventing conflicts and armed violence. DRC is leading the Peacebuilding Actors Forum and is developing coordination mechanisms to enable pertinent exchanges between peace actors.

DRC works to strengthen the economic, food and nutritional resilience of populations. In particular, DRC applies a graduation approach to enable people to gradually emerge from poverty by supporting them in their professional integration project and by offering them safety nets to resist shocks. In addition, DRC is providing emergency electronic cash assistance to households affected by the current food security crisis in the North.