Evaluation of WFP’s assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons affected by insecurity in Mali

UNHCR / H. Caux

UNHCR / H. Caux

DARA conducted an operations evaluation of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Regional Emergency Operation to provide assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons affected by insecurity in Mali. Following the outbreak of violence in the Gao, Kidal, and Timbuktu regions of Mali in April 2012, hundreds of thousands of people fled northern Mali and sought refuge with host communities and in refugee camps in neighbouring countries (Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger).

The evaluation analysed the extent to which WFP contributed to preventing both a deterioration in the food security status and an increase in the incidence of global acute malnutrition of Malian refugees; and how successfully it has provided treatment for children with acute malnutrition and malnourished pregnant and lactating women. The outcomes of this evaluation served to assess and report on the performance and results of the operation and draw lessons learned and derive good practices to inform operation and strategic decision-making.

Read the final evaluation report.