Mali - Emergency Humanitarian Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons Project (PAHU-PDI)

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Mar 2021
Signature Date 03 May 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Oct 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 103,829.94
Status Completion

Project General Description

This project concerns a grant of USD 150,000 to the Government of Mali from the Special Relief Fund to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in sites located in Bamako. Indeed, the multiplication of crises in Mali, from March 2012 to the socio-political crisis of August 2020 and the conflicts in the centre and north of the country have created an influx of IDPs in Bamako and an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Mali. Nationally, the number of IDPs has increased from 266,831 (CMP report of June 2020) to 287,496 in July 2020, an increase of 20,665 individuals. The advent of COVID-19 has also led to a revision of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). New humanitarian needs linked to this pandemic have been added to those already identified at the beginning of the year. The current intervention is part of a humanitarian approach and consists of providing emergency assistance to improve the living conditions and livelihoods of people affected by terrorist attacks and social tensions within communities. This action focuses on the needs of IDPs and host communities in Bamako caused by instability in central and northern Mali resulting in forced displacement and irregular migration flows. It has two priority areas, namely: (i) resilience and improved self-sufficiency with the distribution of in-kind goods, fortified food and micronutrients; and the provision of shelter (tents) and survival equipment; (ii) peaceful coexistence and enhanced protection of IDPs in the sites through access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation and the identification and monitoring of the number of women at risk of GBV, unaccompanied children and the violation of their rights, and people without civil documents to ensure their protection and access to civil rights. The operation should be implemented within a reasonable timeframe and its total duration should not exceed six (6) months from the date of approval of the grant.

Project Objectives

The general objective of the PAHU-PDI project is to contribute to improving the living conditions and resilience of IDPs in Bamako. The specific objective is to reduce the vulnerability of IDPs in the face of multiple security, food and socio-economic stresses that keep them in conditions of increasing insecurity. The project will specifically improve the living conditions of IDPs through the provision of shelter (tents), as well as access to water and hygiene in the two IDP sites of Sénou and Zantiguila.


The district of Bamako is the priority region that is targeted. These include the two IDP sites of Sénou and Zantiguila (around Bamako). Based on an approach aimed at strengthening the protection of the most vulnerable affected populations, the Action targets a total number of direct beneficiaries estimated at around 300 people over the duration of the Action. Given the amount of funding, the project will therefore target 300 people, i.e. 10% of the 3,000 who constitute the overall UNHCR and DNDS target in Bamako.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds


IATI identifier 46002-P-ML-I00-008
Last Update 06 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name TRAORE Minemba

Geographic Location

Country Mali
Coordinates Location Name
12.5207 -7.9293 Sénou
12.65 -8 Bamako
11.59969 -5.33251 Zantiguila