Crisis in Mali: Salesian Center Takes in Refugees

Publication Date: 
June 11, 2012

Political instability and fears of chaos in Mali have driven more than 300,000 people from their homes. Militant groups from Pakistan are moving in from the north and there’s panic that they will use the region as a platform for drugs and arms trade. They have already begun recruiting youngsters to train as guerrilla fighters.

To make matters worse, a lack of rain has led to drought conditions and a severe shortage of food. Families are suffering enormously and many are at grave risk.

In response to this crisis, the Salesians have opened up one of its centers in order to take in refugee families. In addition, our missionaries in Mali are organizing food distribution to remote areas where many victims are on the brink of starvation.

The crisis in Mali continues to unfold and there are youth at risk in many other unstable regions around the world. Your support today helps ensure that the Salesians are able and prepared to accept and care for refugees victimized by war and violence. Thank you for whatever you can give to assist children and families in need.

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