Why World Vision is in Mali

In 2020, the double challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and worsening political instability put thousands of vulnerable families at risk. In an August coup d’état, Mali’s president was arrested by the military; he subsequently dissolved the parliament and resigned, leaving a wake of instability and security concerns. In the north and central regions, existing civil violence worsened, and over a million children are malnourished due to vulnerability and displacement, according to UNICEF. While COVID-19 cases remain relatively low in Mali, organizations like World Vision reframed their emergency programs to address the immediate needs brought on by the pandemic, and we’ve been helping promote preventive measures. Thousands of households face uncertainty about their livelihoods and the future stability of their country. Thanks to strong support from child sponsors and others, World Vision has been able to help protect kids and families: As of February 2021, no registered children or staff had contracted COVID-19. We’ve assisted national healthcare efforts with medical and hygiene supplies, and vulnerable families who’ve had to leave their homes due to conflict are receiving essentials like food to help them stay on their feet.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Mali

World Vision's staff in Mali are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • The thousands of vulnerable children and families who have been displaced from the country’s internal conflict.


  • World Vision’s frontline staff who are delivering needed aid in difficult circumstances.


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