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Families stock up on food

Mali, October 11, 2012

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Photo Credit: Jihane Nami/Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps teams are distributing emergency monthly vouchers to families in northern Mali that allow them to buy food on the local market. The money gets them a month's supply of the necessary basics they choose; most are stocking up on oil and rice.

The recipients have been struggling through the worst hunger crisis in decades, and many have been forced to flee their homes and pastures as political violence spread throughout the country earlier this year.

Learn more about the emergency assistance and longterm plans in Mali.