From Catholic News Agency (CNA), an article describing how Catholic Relief Services is responding to the needs of refugees fleeing the current violence in Mali:
Bamako, Mali, Jan 25, 2013 / 12:09 am (CNA).- Catholic Relief Services is working to assist tens of thousands of refugees in Mali as the clash between government and rebel forces continues.
“Peace is their main need,” Sean Gallagher, Catholic Relief Services’ Country Representative in Mali, said of the refugees.
Refugees with host families in rural areas still have access to food from “a relatively good harvest.”
Those in urban areas, however, will need money to purchase food and other necessities to feed those new to the cities.
“As they settle into host families, most will need food and protection. As families accommodate the newly arrived, over time, they will seek to put their children in school and find additional space,” he told CNA Jan. 24.