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05 Dec 2012 description
report Tearfund

Tearfund partners are preparing to step up help for thousands of people displaced by Mali’s civil conflict.

Some 412,000 Malians have fled their homes in the country’s north following the insurgency by Ansar Dine last January and many are now living in tough conditions among southern communities already under pressure from the region’s food crisis.

Four partners have formed a consortium to improve people’s access to food, promote public health and to run catch- up classes for children who have missed out on their education.

26 Mar 2012 description
report Tearfund

26 March 2012

A Tearfund partner is providing emergency food aid to people living around Timbuktu in Mali who are affected by the Sahel hunger crisis as well as in-country conflict.

Supplies are being distributed by our partner TNT not only to locals in this remote area south of the Sahara but to people who have fled there following the recent Tuareg rebellion.

Like Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad, Mali is badly affected by food shortages following the partial failure of rains and subsequent poor crops last year

18 Aug 2005 description
report Tearfund

Once again Tearfund's supporters have responded with amazing generosity to this latest food crisis. But as Tearfund's partner agencies scale up their operations to help 45,000 people across the Sahel region, we also ask: why was more not done to prevent the West African crisis?