This morning 156,394 pounds of relief supplies headed to Bamako, Mali as part of InterAction members’ ongoing effort to address the crisis in the Sahel. The global logistics company, UPS, coordinated the effort which brought food, shelter, medical supplies and water purification kits to the Sahel.
These water purification kits will help NGOs address the cholera outbreak in Mali. According to an August 14 OCHA report, there are 140 recorded cases of cholera in Mali, with 11 deaths.
“We must do everything we can to try to curb the further spread of cholera in northern Mali and this latest shipment will help reach that goal,” said Samuel A. Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs. “InterAction members are grateful for the support given to us by partners such as UPS to respond to this crisis.”
Check out the full press release here.