Child Sponsor Mali

Child Sponsor Mali

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Despite its status as one of the most secure democracies in Africa until the coup of March 2012 and its proposed return to democracy under interim president Dioncounda Traoré after the military junta ceded power on 12th April 2012, Mali is one of the poorest countries on Earth, not least because nearly two thirds of the country is desert with few opportunities to grind out a subsistence farming living.

It is currently in a state of turmoil after the coup and an insurgency in the north led by National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) who declared an insurrection against Mali rule that would continue for as long as the government in Bamako refused to acknowledge it as a separate territory.

Mali is in 182nd place out of 186 countries and territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge and the living standards of a country and is one of the poorest countries in the world with a staggering 48.3% aged 14 or younger. 8.6% of all children in Mali being born either dead or dying shortly after birth and 4000 children in Mali are forced to live on the streets, begging to survive, and easy targets for exploitation, including child trafficking.

With a population of around 13.44 million, life expectancy in Mali is just 50 years and there are 116 deaths for every 1000 births with some 75,000 children orphaned through AIDS alone out of a total orphan population of 710,000 out of a total child population of 6,507,000. Just 56% of children have access to safe water and 74% of the population are illiterate with one third suffering from chronic malnourishment.

Child sponsor programs in Mali are heavily focussed on education, ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to build a better future for themselves and their communities; clean water projects; health access and providing immediate, practical assistance to the 155,000 Malians who have fled to the south of the country to escape the developing violence and chaos in the north.

If you work with children in Mali tell us about your work here.

You can help when you sponsor a child in Mali.



 
 
 
 
 
 

Child Sponsor Mali

Child Sponsor Mali

Child Sponsor Mali

Child Sponsor Mali

 


SOS Children

Child Sponsor Mali: SOS Children's Villages

With SOS Children, you can help orphaned and abandoned children by sponsoring a child.
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Child Sponsor Directory

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Mali Kids

Mali Kids

Facts, figures, video and pictures of kids in Mali where life is tough and most live in poverty.
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Child Sponsor Mali

Child Sponsor Mali

There are also some other charities who work with communities in Mali:
www.oxfam.org.uk
www.jolibatrust.org.uk

 
 


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