Emergency Food Reaches Starving People of Niger and Mali - IRUSA

BURBANK, California (July 26, 2005) – Islamic Relief is one of the first aid

agencies to reach the people of Niger and Northern Mali with emergency food.

Over 100 tons have already been distributed and further projects are

underway to prevent an estimated 5 million people from starving to death.


According to the United Nations, around 150,000 children will die soon if aid

does not reach them in time. This crisis was widely predicted after a season

of poor rains and massive locust invasions, but until now, there has been little

response from the international community.

Islamic Relief is responding to the crisis with $5.4 million in aid, $1.8 million of

this has already been allocated. The emergency food distributions have

reached thousands of families in Niger and Northern Mali who are on the brink

of starvation.

Feeding centers are being set up to help severely malnourished patients.

Islamic Relief is providing medical aid through hospitals, feeding centers, and

mobile teams of nutritional health specialists.

Islamic Relief is also preparing a blanket feeding program in association with

the UN World Food Program (WFP) that will give a month’s supply of essential

food items to people in all of the critically affected areas.

The WFP has warned that “these statistics will only get worse over the next

few months unless immediate action is taken.”

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