Direct Aid Society has declared for presenting a humanitarian aids and food for relief of refugees from Mali on the borders with Mauritania.

Direct Aid Society explained that the humanitarian aids which it began in presenting since the mid of March of refugees from the Republic of Mali on the border with Mauritania contributed to the relief of more than 40 thousand refugees, most of them are women and children and the elderly people who congregate in camps supervised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Concerning the size and quality of humanitarian aids, the Society referred to the fact that it presented as the first aid about 36 tons of food (including 24 tons of rice and 8 tons of sugar and 4 tons of oil).

The Society hastened in its intervention to help the Malian refugees on the border of Mauritania through its field office there, which followed the events since they happened and it made a collection of data on the size of the crisis and the places where the refugees go and their numbers and then the Society made some preliminary estimates on the size and quality of humanitarian aids required.

The aid provided by the Direct Aid to the Mali refugees on the border with Mauritania is a quick response to events that took place in northern Mali and displaced thousands of families to the border with neighboring countries, where the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimated the number of displaced people on the border between Mali and Mauritania at more than 40 thousand refugees, the same number of displaced people almost on the border with Niger and Algeria as well.

In the context of the crisis and discussion of ways to solve it, the representatives of the Society Office in Mauritania met with the office Director of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) along two full days, during which the latter reviewed the Society plan to provide aid to the Mali refugees and the mechanism of distribution of food to them.

At the end of its press release, the Direct Aid Society confirmed that it will continue in presenting more aids to refugees in the camp during the next period.