ATEG is responding to the humanitarian crisis in Mali
Escalating violence in Northern Mali caused by armed forces allied to Al-Qaeda, have sparked a humanitarian crisis. The number of internally displaced people who have been forced to flee because of the conflict has jumped from around 80,000 to nearly 200,000 in one year, with more than one half being children and women.
Many of the refugees have fled to Bamako in Southern Mali, where they are living in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps under terrible living conditions. Some of these camps have been set up in landfills. Children play among the rubbish, which is always being burned. Toxic fumes from the burning rubbish are causing serious illness and death among the children. Our Bamako clinic is sending our physicians and nurses to treat these displaced children