More Than Three Thousand People in Mali Forced to Flee Due to Clashes between Rival Armed Groups

MALI, 29 January 2021 – A total of 3,374 people have been forced to flee their homes due to clashes between the rival armed groups in Gourma Rharous, Bambara Maoude.

Most of them leave their homes and belongings including food supplies and livestock because they were too worried about the violence and insecurity.

They are now living in tents in harsh winter conditions, leaving many at heightened risk of illnesses such as pneumonia.

Islamic Relief Mali is already on the ground to conduct an assessment with International Medical Corp (IMC) to identify their urgent needs such as food, shelter, medicines, and water.

Islamic Relief is also planning to provide essential healthcare and water support to help those affected.