29 April 2010

Northern Mali Drought Relief Appeal

Friends: Passing along this message from our musical friends in North Africa. Read more here.

TINARIWEN - NORTHERN MALI DROUGHT APPEAL

Friends of Tinariwen and the Sahara - We need your help!
Imidiwan: CompanionsA severe drought is devastating pastures and animal stocks in the Adagh region of northeastern Mali, home to well known Touareg bands Tinariwen, Terakaft and Tamekrist.
Animals, on which the pastoral Touareg nomads depend for their livelihoods, are dying in their hundreds. Fights are breaking out around the few wells that are still providing water, leaving a number of wounded. Some are even saying that the drought is as bad as the one that laid waste to the region between 1973 and 1975, and brought about tragic and irreversible changes to Touareg nomad life.

THIS IS AN APPEAL FOR DONATIONS to help alleviate the suffering the people of the Adagh. The smallest contribution can help to buy food for livestock and eventually replace some of the animals which have died.
All monies received from donations will be distributed to the worse-affected families in the Adagh region. Responsibility for the distribution of funds has been entrusted to Rousmane AG ASSILAKEN, a friend and associate living in Kidal who is universally respected and trusted. He will be working with the mayors and village councils of Tessalit, Aguelhoc and Abeibara to make sure that the money is effectively and fairly distributed. 

IT COSTS:
14 EURO (£12 / $18) to buy 50 KG of Livestock Feed.
30 EURO (£26 / $40) to buy a replacement goat.

TO MAKE A DONATION:
1) PayPal
Click this link and pay with your paypal account or your credit card.

2) Bank Transfer
Please transfer funds to:
ACCOUNT: Dupuis J. / FAMINE NORD MALI

BANK: Credit Agricole Loire - Haute Loire
IBAN: FR76 1450 6096 0072 8165 4528 620
SWIFT / BIC: AGRIFRPP845

Please make sure that all transfer costs are paid by the sender.
Many thanks for your help and support
The members of TINARIWEN

For further information please contact:
Andy Morgan / TINARIWEN: andy.morgan@apartment22.com
Jacqueline Dupuis / TEMOUST.ORG: jacqueline-dupuis@wanadoo.fr
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