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Emergency and Recovery Program in the Timbuktu Region

The aim of this project is to assist 28,125 people from 5,625 households, who are returned ex-refugees or internally displaced members of the Baabahuu Jici Union, and help facilitate their reintegration back into their native communities.


LWR began working in Mali in 1986 to address drought-related famine, and continues to partner with rural communities to address the root causes of poverty and lay the groundwork for greater food and nutritional security.

Following the political crisis in 2012, 90% of the Baabahuu Jici Union members were displaced (both towards the south of Mali and outside of the country). Since a period of increased stability began in May 2013, many members have begun returning to their original localities only to be faced with food insecurity and a weakened infrastructure of the Union and thus, difficulty resettling back into their communities. The project will aim to meet both immediate needs and provide sustainable relief in target communities in the Timbuktu region.

Objective #1

Providing emergency food aid to 5625 of the most vulnerable ex-refugee households.

  • Vulnerable people in 15 villages will receive food aid and cash assistance to cover their immediate food needs
  • 2500 mi. of canals are rehabilitated to ensure a lower cost of production

Objective #2

Contributing to the resilience of 5625 households by strengthening their capacity

  • The capacity of farmers and the heads of management committees will be strengthened.
  • 695 farmers will benefit from improved wheat and rice seeds and 360 farmers will benefit from market garden seeds to ensure the reviving of production
  • 14 cooperatives of women will have replacement parts for machinery

Objective #3

Strengthening the capacity of the Baabahuu Jici Union to manage and deliver services to its members (production and marketing of wheat and rice; providing credit, seeds, gasoline, market access, management of infrastructure, etc…to its members)

  • Cooperative leaders and CA are retrained in supply and marketing of rice and wheat
  • Capacity of farmers and committee heads are strengthened in the management infrastructure