EUTM Mali | EUTM Mali: Recognizing the particular needs of women and children affected by armed conflict
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EUTM Mali: Recognizing the particular needs of women and children affected by armed conflict

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, peace and security” expresses concerns that particularly women and children account for the vast majority of those adversary affected by armed conflict. Due to the expansion of the internal armed conflict in Mali, the humanitarian situation remains dire with more than 3.2 million people (one of five Malians) in need of humanitarian aid. Among those people in food insecurity, approx. 650 000 require emergency food assistance and approx. 185 000 children require life-saving nutrition treatment. Military and civilian personnel of the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) Mali demonstrates that charity projects, aimed at raising funds to guarantee basic human needs have a positive effect in someone else’s life. One of this project provided food for an orphanage in Bamako.

The orphanage takes care of almost sixty orphans up to age of 14 years old, of which one third of them lost their parents during the armed conflict in Mali. The orphanage can run its service thanks only to donations.

Ten teams from EUTM Mali took part in the charity volleyball tournament. The amount of money raised was more than 800,000 XOF which was spent for groceries, including more than 300 kg of rice, 20 cans of fortified milk, pasta, hygiene supplies, canned long-life food and others.

By this act of solidarity, the EUTM Mali ensured nourishment for the orphanage for almost three months.

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