Gourma Rharous, Mali, is prone to severe drought, prolonged dry spells, and recurring flooding. Climate challenges contribute to the conflict and displacement that also impact the area, devastating lives and the agricultural livelihoods upon which 86 per cent of local families depend. In 2022, Islamic Relief provided life-saving aid and interventions to strengthen communities against the pressures of climate change, and to improve social cohesion. Providing 6,000 individuals with temporary shelter meant that 99 per cent of local people had protection from the hot, dry and dusty winds of the Harmattan season. Food aid meant 1,000 families could eat three nutritious meals per day, and hygiene kits helped 6,000 women and girls keep healthy. We also distributed essential items such as mosquito nets, cooking pots and torches.