Reintegration support for spontaneous returnees to Mali

Categories: Mali, Sahel 21

Rehabilitated shelter in Gao.

In 2012, the abuses committed by several armed groups in northern Mali forced its people to flee their homes and take refuge elsewhere in the country. Now that the situation has stabilized, many are returning. To help returnees reintegrate into their living environment and to foster peaceful coexistence between communities, Sahel 21, a Terre Sans Frontières subsidiary in Mali, is supporting a shelter and infrastructure program in collaboration with the UN Refugee Agency.

Operating locations

Gao, Kidal and Ménaka


Construction and rehabilitation of shelters and social infrastructures


One year

Activities performed

– Construction of 100 mud huts
– Construction of 100 traditional huts

Water and sanitation
– Construction of two water points
– Rehabilitation of three water points

Means of subsistence
– Agricultural support and recovery for 20 groups
– Livestock breeding and fattening support and recovery for 35 groups
– Support with revenue- and savings-generating activities for 40 groups


UN Refugee Agency

Contact in Mali

Office of Sahel 21, a Terre Sans Frontières subsidiary in Mali
Quartier hippodrome, rue 232, villa 700
BP 9045
Bamako, Mali
Tel.: +223 20 21 91 02

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