Key Resources
Security Council
The UN's Humanitarian Response

With the turmoil in Mail affecting millions and threatening the country’s cultural sites, UN agencies have rallied to bring relief and protect Mali’s heritage.

Mali and beyond

Map of Mali (click for larger detailed map). Credit: UN Cartographic Section

The precarious security situation in Mali is being further exacerbated by pervasive food insecurity and extreme poverty throughout Africa's Sahel region - which stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and includes Mali, as well as Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and parts of Sudan, Cameroon and Nigeria


The Sahel