Unusually heavy rains have led to serious
flooding in Southwestern Mali, according to the local Red Cross. Since
June, floods have hit the regions of Sikasso, Kidal, Mopti, Koulikoro and
parts of the capital Bamako.
Up to 5,000 people have been affected,
and in some villages the local Red Cross reports that 90 per cent of mud-built
houses have been destroyed.
Acting alongside local authorities, Mali
Red Cross has donated mosquito nets, anti-malarial medicines, clothes,
blankets and detergent to 500 of the worst-affected families.
"It's a small gesture of solidarity,"