- Posted April 23, 2012 by
Mali refugees receive food, hygiene kits
“Everyone was very grateful for the distribution. These items (kitchen, hygiene and sanitation) were badly needed by the families here,” said World Vision’s Emergency Response Manager in Niger, Boukary Gambo. “Families told us that it was the first time since arriving to the camp that they were involved in deciding what was needed the most.”
Nearly 4,000 Malian refugees having been arriving to camp following conflict in North of Mali. There are more than 260 children under five amongst the refugees, with some women having given birth at the camp. There is a shortage of water, food, and shelter. New arrivals have been forced to stay in half open tents. It is windy, dusty during the day, cold at night. The local population in the area of Mangaize is approximately 4,000.