14 Nov 2018

 

Wau Returnees Facing Challenges After Returning To Their Homes

Returnees who left the UN, churches and other protection of civilian sites in Wau town say that they are facing challenges including lack of clean drinking water and access to medication.

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 10 June 2018 [Gurtong]-Gurtong on Friday visited Bazia Jedeed Primary Health Centre – South West of Wau town where many mothers are accessing the nutrition food for their children.

Most of the mothers who spoke to Gurtong say that after returning to their homes, they realised that the security situation has now improved in Wau town but are now being faced with issues of no clean drinking water and lack of medicines.

Particularly at Bazia Primary Health Centre, there is no water and light for the patients coming for medication and proper accommodation to women seeking for delivery since the centre has during the past two years experienced heavy destructions.

However, they said they are currently receiving nutrition food staff from UNICEF, which is improving the lives of their kids, but added that there is a need for the government and health partners to increase support.

Since the conflict erupted in Wau town in 2015 to 2016, an estimated 40,000 residents fled their homes and sheltered at the UN protection and other collective sites within Wau town.

 

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