"Action Against Hunger reports that Gao has seen a price increase of 38% on millet, 31% on rice and 25% on cooking oil in recent months. The NGO is concerned that the increased isolation of the North will impact on access to much needed food and humanitarian supplies. Action Against Hunger's country director in Mali, Franck Vannetelle, says: 'Everyone in Gao is talking about the food shortages and people are extremely worried. This new phase of conflict is adding to the fragility of the population and the worst is still to come. What is happening in northern Mali is dramatically worsening the situation in the rest of the country, where communities were already fragile.'"
A Mother's Journey to Save Her Son
February 7, 2013