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The latest news from Buduburam is grim. While Haiti receives millions of dollars in doctor services and supplies in response to its cholera outbreak, no such help exists for the forgotten refugees on Buduburam. Keith Kortu, Director of SCHEFO, reports on the situation on the camp.
“Poor sanitation on the Buduburam Refugee settlement is the root cause of the malaria and cholera outbreak. This especially affects women and children, which constitute a greater percentage of the camp population.
The outbreak is due to the insufficiency of basic sanitation services such as public toilets, waste removal, insecticides and other sanitation implements. These are unavailable to the refugee settlement where more than 50,000 Liberians, Ghanaians, Nigerians, Sierra Leoneans, and Ivoirians live.
The SCHEF Organization in this light, has decided to conduct a clean-up exercise once a month, as effort to assist the National Catholic Secretariat (N.C.S.) that is currently responsible for sanitation in the camp.
Our first clean-up exercise began last month, targeting the zone 9 area which is known as one of the camp’s poorest sanitation areas. Education about sanitation is paramount to achieving healthy living conditions in the camp. SCHEFO is planning to do this through community through workshops, community outreach, and the provision of garbage bins at various locations in the twelve zones of the camp. We recognize that true results will only be achieved through adequate monitoring and funding.”
- Keith Kortu, Director of The SCHEF Organization