While doing relief work for civil war IDP’s in Mali, I captured this shot of a sailboat on the Niger River in Segou. We stayed in Segou and were bringing aid to the people of Diabaly where French and Malian forces had just freed from rebel control.
In my travels around the world, there is one thing that I hear over and over, “Water is life.” Granted, unclean water can lead to sickness and death, but the lack of water is even more detrimental. Â Not only does our body need water to live, but it is also instrumental for growing crops, keeping animals, […]
See how Operation Blessing is helping victims of civil war in Mali.
I spent the past week doing relief work for Operation Blessing in war-torn Mali. The fighting in the northern part of the country has caused people to seek refuge in the south or in bordering countries. According to UN reports, more than 4 million people need humanitarian assistance. I was on the ground as Operation Blessing started their relief efforts. Once we landed in Mali, we didn’t have to go far to find refugees that needed assistance. They aren’t visible at first glance because the Malian government has done a good job finding structures and homes for them to stay in, but many of their needs are the same as those seen living in tents – food, medicine, bedding, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking supplies, and more. […]