World Bulletin / News Desk
Malian refugees who had to flee their country due to the French intervention in Mali, have reached the Mauritanian border after a 20-day-long desert travel with their herd.
Owner of a large herd, Molayi Abdulkadir Veled Molayi Hasan told AA correspondent, "We have reached the border after a 20-day-long desert travel. Our animals are on the verge of perishing."
Molayi Hasan said that they were unable to find water at the camps in the border and the animals had difficulty standing due to thirst after the long walk.
The herds were also perished because of the bombardments of the French planes.
Stockbreeding is the biggest source of income in the northern region of Mali following agriculture and 30 percent of Malians earn their living from stockbreeding.Last Mod: 06 Şubat 2013, 12:03