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The people of Mali need help

Political escalation exacerbates humanitarian crisis

(16.01.2013) Welthungerhilfe is responding to the escalating humanitarian situation of the people in Mali. Continued fighting in the North of this African country has prompted Welthungerhilfe to send out additional helpers. In addition, it is also providing EUR 100,000 of immediate aid.

 

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400,000 people are fleeing the war in the northern parts of Mali.
400,000 people are fleeing the war in the northern parts of Mali.
In the desert water is scarce. Women and men need to walk long distances to the next well.
In the desert water is scarce. Women and men need to walk long distances to the next well.
Refugees are living in self made shelters.
Refugees are living in self made shelters.

"We must react now! The situation of the people in Mali is getting worse by the day. The conditions in which families are forced to live at the moment are catastrophic. We also expect an increase in refugee movements over the next few weeks", says Mathias Mogge, Welthungerhilfe's Executive Director Programmes.

Welthungerhilfe has been supporting projects in Mali since 1968. Together with the local population, the organisation has supported projects in the area of sustainable food security, education and agricultural development. Welthungerhilfe has also continued to provide active emergency aid due to recurring political unrest and extreme climatic fluctuations.

Many of the 14 million people in Mali are already suffering from chronic undernourishment. The population must also deal with the effects of the 2012 drought in the Sahel. Welthungerhilfe stands on the side of the needy particularly in difficult times such as these.

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