Humanitarian context

The crisis that Mali has been facing for 10 years has had security, economic and political impacts, including the destabilization of the administrative system, which has led to the scarcity of basic social services, exacerbating the vulnerabilities of the population. Out of a total population of 21.1 million, an estimated 12.9 million people are affected by the crisis in Mali, of which 7.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, which represents more than one in three people in the country[1]. The Malian crisis has seen new developments for several years, with increased instability during 2022 and many areas of population displacement.

[1] Overview of Humanitarian Needs – Mali – January 2022

Key figures

Year of mission
National staff
Expatriate staff
252 143

Description of the mission

From 1993 to 2002, International Medical Assistance provided support to the health system in the Kidal region. In 2013, Première Urgence Internationale took over the activities initiated and extended its intervention to Kidal (Circles of Kidal, Tessalit and Abeibara), Gao (Circle of Ansongo – 2014) and Mopti (Circles of Bankass and Bandiagara – 2019). The coordination office is based in Bamako and the logistics and pharmacy platform in Sévaré.

Since 2020, Première Urgence Internationale has aimed to develop integrated approaches in its intervention areas. This approach is defined around the need and vulnerability of populations and focuses on simultaneously addressing all the causes of these vulnerabilities. This type of approach recognizes the complexity, diversity and interconnectedness of issues.

Premiere Urgence Internationale in action

Première Urgence Internationale is carrying out several projects in the regions of Kidal, Gao, Ansongo and Mopti. Local and expatriate teams work in the areas of health, nutrition, psychosocial health, water, hygiene and sanitation and food security. Première Urgence Internationale Increasing population movements have encouraged We are working to improve access to quality medical and nutritional care for the most vulnerable populations. For example, children under five years of age, pregnant and lactating women and displaced persons are the main populations benefiting from our activities. Through an integrated approach, nutritional health is addressed through medical activities as well as through nutrition and food security activities. Through its system of mobile clinics, Première Urgence Internationale has a strong capacity for deployment and emergency response to crises, particularly of internally displaced persons. Finally, Première Urgence Internationale adopts a regional approach in the Central Sahel with missions in Niger and Burkina Faso to reinforce our impact in this complex crisis.

Our partners

Ministère des Affaires étrangères
Centre de Crise et de Soutien
Agence Française du Développement
Luxembourg aid & development

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