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AFAD pledges humanitarian aid to Mali

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AFAD chief pledges humanitarian assistance to conflict-struck Mali during meeting with Ambassador

Ankara, 10 June 2016 – AFAD President Dr. Fuat Oktay on Friday received Malian Ambassador Birahim Soumare.

Providing information on the situation in Mali, where displaced people are reportedly returning to their homes in the wake of a 2015 ceasefire agreement, Ambassador Soumare shared his country’s concerns about the growing need for education and employment opportunities in northern provinces.

Upon the Malian ambassador’s request, Dr. Oktay pledged to develop an action plan in cooperation with relevant aid organizations to provide humanitarian assistance and development aid to Mali.