Violent clashes erupted between rival groups has put thousands of bystanders in harm’s way as the conflict has risen to brutal levels in the past days. Over 3,000 people are now internally displaced and staying in makeshift tents for immediate safety. The sudden movement puts thousands who were already at risk of getting illnesses under threat. Islamic Relief is working now to provide critical aid such as shelter materials, food parcels, mobile medical care, and clean water resources.
One of the poorest countries in the world, Mali ranks 182 out of 188 on the United Nations Human Development Index. Much of the poverty is driven by drought or war. And because its economy is not diverse, it is quite vulnerable to fluctuations and falls.
But the people of Mali remain resilient through it all, using the resources available to them to cope and thrive through the difficult times.
Islamic Relief USA is working with communities in Mali to aid vulnerable families suffering from food insecurity and livelihood issues.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across Mali
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Mali a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation