Mali: 200,000 people fleeing war conflict

In Mali, more than 200,000 are fleeing war conflict raging between Taureg-led rebels and the Mali government with backup from the French military. Rebels cut off food supplies to residents, and are contributing to a food security issues for more than 747,000 people with an estimated 660,000 children under age 5 suffering from malnutrition.

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When you partner with Food for the Hungry, you’ll be helping our Emergency Response Unit to take action. FH is partnering with World Renew to serve more than 2,200 displaced people. A feeding program has been initiated for people fleeing an area occupied by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Mahgreb (AQIM). The displaced people feared being used as human shields and ran for their lives during a brief break in the fighting, with only the clothes on their backs.

Currently there are no other organizations working in the areas served by the FH/World Renew partnership due to overall insecurity.

Please pray with us for these Malians. Over the last several months, more than 200,000 people traveled out of war-torn areas and now live without a home. Women and children are extremely vulnerable without stable food supplies and shelter.

 

Peter Howard, FH director of emergency response, said, “Mali is an extremely poor country with serious food security issues. FH is responding to the needs of people who have been forced from their homes due to the fighting. Needs include a lack of food and other essential items needed to stay healthy and protect themselves from the elements.”

Your gift of $25, $60, or $120 or more right now will help our Emergency Relief Unit prepare to help these thousands of people seeking safety.

 
 

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