This report deals with the issues, or rather, with the responses to the 2012 food crisis in the Sahel, from a gender perspective.
Mali is in danger of frittering away the opportunity to tackle corruption and stamp out the abuse of power by officials as democracy returns to the country, two years on from the 2012 coup.
The 2013 elections helped to restore constitutional order in Mali and marked the start of a period of hope for peace, stability and development.
Ahead of the Sahel Appeal to be launched by the United Nations on the 3rd February 2014 in Rome, 11 humanitarian agencies warn that northern Mali is set to face another serious food crisis unless funds are rapidly mobilized.
Oxfam and WILDAF conducted a survey in June 2013 of almost 2,000 people originating from the north of Mali, in order to understand the impact of conflict on social relations and the prospects for reconciliation.
The conflict that began in Mali in January 2012 deeply affected the country’s social fabric and turned the lives of many Malians upside down.
In response to the Mali Presidential election Oxfam's Country Director of Mali Mohamed Coulibaly said:
Local food reserves can contribute to food security strategies and have the potential to empower communities.
Building on lessons learned the previous year, our early response to the food crisis in the Sahel in 2012 reached almost a million people across Mauritania, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Chad.
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