According to UNICEF the number of people in need of food assistance in Mali has increased to 3.7 million in 2017, against 2.5 million in 2016. Among them, 3.53 million are facing food insecurity. The nutrition situation remains of great concern. Global acute malnutrition remains high, with the children in Timbuktu and Gao regions being particularly affected by malnutrition. In 2018, an estimated 630,000 children will face severe acute malnutrition. The number of people in need of WASH is estimated at 1.2 million, while 1.4 million people are expected to not have access to health care, mainly in the Kidal region where 69% of health centers are nonfunctional. There are 58,594 internally displaced people and 28,315 children 3mos to 5years protected against Malaria, 1528 children at risk of violence, abuse and exploitation and out of 4872 primary schools in 66 districts 10% of the schools are closed due to insecurity, that is 500 schools opposed to 296 schools closed in previous years. Humanitarian organizations continue to play a critical role in supporting life-saving interventions. Capacity building of communities to respond to and enhance their resilience against crises, including natural hazards and conflict, remains a priority for the humanitarian community.
Life for Relief and Development had Sent agricultural seeds and medical supplies, constructing community centers, digging water wells, providing Ramadan food baskets and Udhiyah meat to needy families.

Community Centers

The second community center in Mali

Ramadan Food Baskets

The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, but more so, it is a time in which Muslims are compelled to give.