Reference : V-P-ML-E-00028
Date : 14/07/2012
Country/Region : MALI
Caption : Northern Mali, Gao. The Head of ICRC sub-delegation in Gao (3rd from left) hands over officialy a sack of food to the commissions responsible to distribute the food in the districts of Gao and surrounding villages.
Photographer : DOUMA, Mahamadou
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, Operational Update, 27-07-2012

Mali: access to drinking water still a major concern in the north

The ICRC is working to supply clean drinking water, especially in areas where outbreaks of cholera have recently been reported. It is also striving to improve living conditions for detainees and to bring aid to needy people.


Bringing aid to needy people
Since 14 July, in cooperation with the Mali Red Cross, the ICRC has been carrying out a major distribution of food to the people hardest hit by the combined effects of the violence and the food crisis in northern Mali. Initially, over 160,000 of the neediest people will benefit. In addition, rice and sorghum seed will be supplied to around 42,000 people in the Gao, Timbuktu and Mopti areas to support agricultural production.

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