CRS World Report: Fleeing to Safety in Mali

May 21, 2013 by

Djélika Haïdara and her 5-month-old son Ousmane, shown here with a neighbor’s daughter, now live in Mali’s capital, Bamako, where they rent rooms with 20 other family members. Photo by Helen Blakesley/CRS

Djélika Haïdara and her 5-month-old son Ousmane, shown here with a neighbor’s daughter, now live in Mali’s capital, Bamako, where they rent rooms with 20 other family members. Photo by Helen Blakesley/CRS

The ongoing conflict in Mali’s north forced many to flee their homes, like 18-year-old Djélika Haïdara.  After driving for three days along desert roads, Djelika – five months pregnant at the time – finally reached safety in Mali’s capital, Bamako. Thousands of other Malians share her desire to return home one day.

Listen to the story, described by CRS’ Sean Gallagher, by clicking on the media player below.

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