In an outer suburb of Bamako – Mali's capital - with half finished buildings on dusty dirt roads covered in litter, you enter a two-story house. Like many other derelict houses in the neighborhood, you're told, it is inhabited by "Northerners."
About a year ago, the world started to watch with alarm the growing number of people suffering from a severe food crisis engulfing the Sahel region, which, at its peak, affected more than 18 million people.
In Africa, the majority of food is grown by women, yet women own less than 2 percent of the world’s land, access only 10 percent of agricultural credit, and are routinely – systematically?
"For one to be productive, you need to have access to resources and to markets," says Henry Swira. "And it's easier for men to have access to resources, because that's how traditionally it's been constructed, when actually it is women who do 70 per cent of the work in the field."
The food security situation is expected to deteriorate further in northern Mali and parts of Mopti region as of the end of February
BAMAKO (January 31, 2013) - As fighting has subsided in Timbuktu, CARE and our local partners are ready to restart activities and support both returnees and people who have remained in the conflict-torn city.
Renewed fighting and food emergency have forced nearly 375,000 from their homes
Nearly 700,000 children at risk of malnutrition