War, drought and starvation have driven some 175,000 Malians to seek refuge across their borders, and over 280,000 to be displaced within their country.
As violence and insecurity continues in northern Mali, more and more people flee out of fear and desperation. Combined with the cruel conditions of the desert, this war is aggravating a grave humanitarian situation. The entire Sahel region continues to suffer from drought and crop failure, generating an acute shortage of food and water. Immediate assistance is urgently needed.
One-year-old Aissa is a Malian refugee suffering from acute malnutrition, one of the main health concerns in this crisis. She arrived at a refugee camp in Niger with her fifty-year-old grandmother Fatima. Her mother died from illness so she now relies entirely on her grandmother. With your kind donation we can help refugees like Aissa and Fatima receive the life-saving relief and support they desperately need.
How you can help
UNHCR is doing all it can to help the thousands of Malian refugees under our care, just like Aissa and Fatima. Yet we urgently need more resources. Please donate today so that we can continue our life-saving work.
Could provide a family with heavy duty plastic buckets and lids to transport water.
Is enough to provide four families each with a kitchen set to enable them to prepare food.
Could provide a family with a stove so that they can cook for themselves
Could provide a whole family with a tent to shelter them from the harsh desert
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