A new study shows how having a safe place to save and borrow money can make a difference in rural Mali.
Citizens of Konna are now returning to their homes, but not without vivid memories of fleeing for their lives.
For 240,000 internally displaced people in Mali, home is nearby, but still inaccessible.
Refugee from Mali in the Mentao Nord camp in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Conflict in northern Mali has displaced roughly 400,000 people, about 160,000 of whom have fled the country, most to Niger, Mauritania, and Burkina Faso. Oxfam has been assisting roughly 150,000 refugees in these countries (as well as the communities that are hosting […]
With the recent escalation of the conflict in Mali, thousands are on the move--and their situation could get worse.
The Malian guitarist talks about the Sahel food crisis and the power of music to cross boundaries.