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World Food Day: Mali crisis and the IRC's work on CNN
October 16, 2012 by Peter Biro
|Mariam Trauré, 16 months, is fed milk by her mother at an IRC-supported health center in Mali. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
Mali is struggling to cope with a prolonged drought and food crisis that is affecting large areas of the Sahel region of West Africa. The crisis has been made worse by a spreading internal conflict. More than 300,000 people have fled the north of the country in search of food or safety.