Helping drought, disaster and conflict-affected communities
CARE has been helping drought, disaster and conflict-affected communities in Mali with food security and nutrition since the Sahel food crisis began in June 2012. Today, millions of people are still in need of humanitarian assistance.
Our emergency response is reaching more than half a million people in the regions of Mopti, Segou and Timbuktu. CARE, in coordination with the United Nations World Food Program, has distributed nearly 30,000 tons of food to 300,000 beneficiaries in these three regions, paying special attention to children under 5 and lactating women. We've also distributed blankets, tarps, cooking pots and utensils; supported farmers and families with seeds and tools to grow food (and helped construct gardens); and implemented cash-for-work programmes to help people generate an income while benefiting whole communities by rehabilitating dams and roads and constructing water and sanitation facilities.