The Monegasque Red Cross is implementing two new actions in favour of the especially vulnerable Malian refugees in Burkina Faso.

Since the beginning of 2012, the conflict affecting North Mali has thrown in the streets over 412,000 refugees and displaced persons. Present on site, the Monegasque Red Cross was able to step in for these refugees upon their arrival in Burkina Faso.

In the Sag-Nioniogo camp, in a suburban area, it is difficult to find the fuel necessary to cook the food aid provided by international organisations. The Monegasque Red Cross is getting ready to distribute 700 improved cookstoves and train the population how to use them. © Camille Borie / MRC

Faced with this extended crisis, and thanks to financial assistance from the Prince’s Government, the Red Cross reinforces its action as of today by implementing two actions with its Burkinabe counterpart :

  • Covering the training and equipment of 40 emergency brigade team workers under the framework of a contingency plan set up by the Red Cross Movement. These brigades will be in charge of receiving, treating and guiding the new families leaving North Mali; they will work in complete cooperation with the State, other NGO’s and the United Nations.
  • The purchase and distribution of improved cookstoves to reduce by half the consumption of wood and coal of 700 Malian refugee households situated in the Sag-Nionogo camp in the suburban area of Ouagadougou, where access to fuel for cooking the food distributed by international aid poses a critical problem. It will also provide training households in how to use these cookstoves.

Traditional 3-stone cookers

The improved cookstove enables to reduce by half the consumption of wood or coal for cooking

With its international team, the Monegasque organisation stands out once more through the efficiency and professionalism of the humanitarian action it has been developing now for six years with the most vulnerable persons.

The MRC needs your donations to carry out its projects as long as necessary. Cheques may be sent to :

CRM, 27 bd. de Suisse
98000 Monaco

With the reference “Malian refugees”.

For more information, contact us at : +377.

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