Sierra Leoneans stranded in the desert of Timbuktu, Mali has in a heart-wrenching video received by our media house, make a distress call to the government and the International Organisation for Immigration (IOM) for immediate rescue and support to return home.

These fellow citizens, including youth, women, and children, embarked on a quest for better opportunities but have been stranded in the nearby desert for several months. Their dire situation involves a lack of safe drinking water, insufficient food, and no secure shelter.

Despite the authorities in Mali’s attempts to reach out to any nearby Sierra Leone Ambassador for assistance, their efforts have so far been unsuccessful in rescuing and repatriating these distressed individuals back to Sierra Leone.

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