By Iceta Scovin
Moyo- Over 34,500 South Sudan refugees are to be relocated a new settlement camp over floods.
Palorinya settlement has been flooding during the rainy season, making life uncomfortable for the refugees. According to Bashir Mawa, the deputy settlement Commandant Palorinya said there was need for quick response to save the refugees through relocation to Lama Settlement in Moyo Sub-county.
“The matter at hand needs immediate response and the landlords have offered the land for the relocation to place and we are happy for the hospitality of the locals. We are trying to avoid the outbreak of some serious infections like Cholera and Malaria,” he said.
Sohhed Yinusa, Lutheran World Foundation (LWF) Water, Sanitation and hygiene Consultant said assessments for establishment of latrines has started in the new location.
“We can establish better latrine facilities which is reliable in this area (Lama) and other protections like physcho-social support to be given and also preparing the ground with the refugees because peace building is much imperative,” Yinusa said.
He added that there is need to see how dialogue can still be continuously go almost at the start of emergency because the refugees will be new to the community of Lama.
Speaking to Journalists over the weekend, Williams Anyama, the LC5 Chairman said the situation on ground is regrettable which needs immediate attention from the development partners in the district.
“It is serious problem that the schools and health Centers are closed and life is becoming difficult. It is impacting negatively on us as a government because people who are psychologically affected by the wars in South Sudan are again faced with regular problems of flood,” Anyama said.
The affected areas can accommodates 6,900 households on average of the family size of five persons.