Risk Profile

The key drivers of disaster risk in Mali are recurrent hazards (droughts, floods, epidemics and locust infestation), increasing poverty, market instability, massive population displacement caused by conflict and socio-political factors. In 2013, 3.3 million people were at risk of food insecurity; and 35.000 people were affected by floods (OCHA, Humanitarian Overview, January 2014).

CADRI Support to Mali

In 2011, at the request of Government of Mali, a capacity assessment for disaster risk reduction was conducted by CADRI and the UN inter-agency Task Force for DRR for Western and Central Africa (Dakar), under the leadership of the the National Directorate for Civil Protection, Ministry of Interior and the UN Country Team. Due to the political situation in the country, the capacity assessment remains to be endorsed by the Government and the UN Country Team. Follow-up support by CADRI Partner Agencies is scheduled to take place in 2014. Upon validation of the capacity assessment, CADRI will assit the Government of Mali in developing a National Plan of Action for Capacity Development in DRR. Subsequent technical support from CADRI partner agencies will be available for the implementation of the National Plan.