Since 7th of August 2018, Mali has been affected by heavy rainfall, which peaked between 17 to 19 August, causing floods across the country. These floods have caused great damage in localities of six out of the ten regions of the country. In addition, according to the Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook, during the third week of August, heavy rainfall accumulations (>100mm) were received throughout several West African nations including Mali, after several previous weeks of heavy and above-average rainfall. The situation, which in this current post-election period is currently affected by various types of crises (food insecurity, conflicts etc.), is likely to sustain further flooding problems in Mali and will only exacerbate the already enormous humanitarian needs in the coming months town of Kita, in the Kayes region
Ensuring the basic temporary shelter needs for the most vulnerable households affected by the floods;
• Providing initial food supplies to the most vulnerable and affected groups for their survival;
• Procuring and distributing NFI needs necessary to ensure that the living conditions of affected households are improved;
• Reducing the risks of proliferation of water and vector-borne diseases caused by a lack of minimal hygiene and sanitation conditions.
The overall objective of the operation is to reduce risk of further deterioration of the living conditions of the populations affected by the floods in Kita Town through provision of emergency shelter, basic food, NFI, and water, sanitation and hygiene to 600 households or 3,000 people in Kita.