2005 News Story

IIRO extends emergency relief to Mali drought victims

The International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), an affiliate of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL), has extended emergency relief assistance to victims of drought in Mali. Some 13,000 people have benefited from the 84-ton airlift that included rice and millet.

Earlier, IIRO had sent emergency relief aid to victims of drought in Niger, where hundreds of children are dying of malnutrition; and issued a statement urging Saudi philanthropists to donate.