Humanitarian Response

Humanitarian Emergencies

Since the beginning of the crisis in northern Mali, nearly half a million people have been displaced within the country and to neighboring countries. IOM provides support to the Government of Mali in order to respond to this humanitarian and migratory crisis through the tracking and monitoring of displaced population, protection assistance, and provision of emergency assistance in shelter, Non Food Items (NFI), potable water, health, hygiene and sanitation.

Displacement Tracking Matrix:  IOM in coordination with the Ministry of Labour, Social and Humanitarian Affairs and the Ministry of Security has put in place the program Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in order to collect information regarding the displaced population in Mali. The activities implemented through this program include:  the registration of the displaced households in the southern regions, the data collection regarding the displaced population and returnees in the northern regions, the needs assessments in the northern villages as well as the monitoring of population movements in the entry and transit points of the main cities of Bamako, Mopti, Timbuktu and Gao.  Read more

Protection Assistance: IOM in coordination with the Government of Mali, particularly the Ministry of Promotion of Women, Family and Children contributes to protect the population affected by the crisis, especially women and children, through the provision of psychosocial support and the referral to the specialized agencies.

With the support from other humanitarian organizations, IOM has set up an operational system of protection in order to identify, assist and refer the most vulnerable population throughout the country.     Read more

Emergency Assistance : IOM in close coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation as well as the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources provides emergency assistance  to the displaced population and host communities. As co-leader of the Shelter and NFI cluster, IOM provides the most vulnerable population with proper shelter solutions and non-food assistance. IOM also provides access to basic health services as well as access to potable water and hygiene and sanitation facilities. Read more