On the move, again

تم النشر: 5 أغسطس 2015 11:00 CET

Noella, 22, has been living at the M’poko displaced person’s (IDP) camp in the Central African Republic since 2013. She is one of approximately one million people who have been forced from their homes due to ongoing violence. But now, it is time for Noella and 20,000 of her neighbours to move. The government is relocating them from their current camp at the airport to a location deemed to be more secure. She has been given household items, food, and long lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets, in preparation for the move.

Noella is grateful for the humanitarian assistance, but remains uncertain about her future and that of her baby. She describes the suffering they have experienced as vicious, adding that things remain unpredictable.

“We received a lot of support when we moved to the camp over a year ago. However, for several months, life has been difficult since aid has not been coming our way. I am grateful for today’s support and I hope that we shall not be forgotten and that security will be assured as we move,” says Noella. The young mother is particularly pleased to have a mosquito net to protect her and her infant from malaria during the rainy season.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is working with volunteers from the Central African Red Cross to ensure that 4,320 families who are being relocated each receive three long lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets.