Humanitarian Situation Report
Reporting Period: January – December 2021
- The humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate in 2021 with a 20 % increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance (from 5.9 to 7.1 million); 52% of whom are women and 56% children.
- The number of child protection incidents including grave violations were still important: 1,628 Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) and 554 Children Associated with Armed Groups and Forces (CAAFAG) were identified and assisted by UNICEF and partners.
- The education infrastructure was still affected by the insecurity: 1,664 schools were closed due to the insecurity (23 % compared to the year 2020 (1,344)), affecting more than 499,200 children.
- As of 31st December 2021, the COVID-19 outbreak has affected all regions of Mali, with a total of 21,008 confirmed cases, of which 660 deaths.
- In 2021, 99,276 people affected by humanitarian crises in Bamako, Mopti, Gao, Menaka, Timbuktu and Sikasso regions were provided with short-term WASH emergency kits distribution, including water treatment products. 56,145 children received a child protection assistance, in the regions of Gao, Kidal, Menaka, Timbuktu, Mopti, Segou and Bamako. 131,221 children were treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM); 131,034 students received individual learning kits in Gao and Mopti regions, while 345,057 children were vaccinated against measles.