WFP continues hunger relief in war-torn Mali (Photos)

March 25, 2013

"The UN World Food Programme (WFP), in a report released today, says its emergency operation in Mali intends to feed 564,000 people. WFP's director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Mali last week and is urging the international community not to forget the drought and war devastated nation. Critical to WFP's strategy is aid to small children and mothers who are most vulnerable to malnutrition. Health centers have been set up in part of Northern Mali, a region which suffered through a conflict between the government and rebel groups. View slideshow: WFP continues hunger relief in Mali WFP says close to 2,700 children aged 6-59 months were treated for moderate malnutrition in the northern city of Gao. Action Against Hunger is WFP's partner in this area. Around 20,600 children and 4,000 pregnant women and nursing mothers have been reached with food assistance in Northern Mali thus far. School feeding has been provided to over ten thousand children with plans to soon expand."