The State of Hunger in Mali
Nearly 70% of the population in Mali lives in poverty. Two-thirds of the country is comprised of desert or semi-desert land with long periods of drought every year. While vulnerable people in these areas already suffer from chronic food insecurity, the worsening droughts are making it harder for people to cope with and recover from food shortages.
Widespread poverty, food insecurity, and conflict have led to alarming numbers of children facing severe malnutrition.