English translation by community member Joanna Birkner.

According to the representative of the Civil Society Territory of Kalehe, 316 families were victims of the Natural disaster that took place in Kalehe in October 2014, these affected families since that time remain without help. Some of them spend the night in small shacks built of straw, others under tarps, while others are constantly exposed to the elements.

The situation currently exposes those affected to diarrheal fecal-borne diseases due to the consumption of polluted water and poor sanitation following overcrowding and a lack of latrines. Many among them suffer from malaria, while they do not have access to medical care because treatment is deemed too expensive in this region.

Staying on the plantation owned by the company Pharmakina, the latter suffer eviction threats while they occupy the site according to the leader’s authority  

In fact, a cry of alarm is sent out to all people of good will to come and help these families confront their ordeal due to climate hazards that have become commonplace in this territory. 

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Dear Madeleine, 

I'm very sorry to hear of the situation in Kalahe territory. Thank you for sharing this update. Natural disasters have a lasting impact on numerous communities, and expose infrastructure failures like the lack of sanitation and lack of access to housing and medical care. Climate change seems to be exacerbating these types of disasters, so your alarm call is very timely and important.

What types of help and humanitarian aid do you think would be most helpful? 

Best wishes, Casey  

Madeleine,

Je suis désolée de lire au sujet de la situation à Kahele. Je ne savais pas rien de la catastrophe avant avoir lu votre post. Merci pour le mieux sensibiliser sur cette sujet important. Je loue votre prise de conscience des problèmes environnementaux, parce qu'ils peuvent dévaster une communauté et ils doivent être discutés. Comment la situation a changé depuis novembre? Je pense à vous et les gens de Kahele. 

En solidarité,

Joanna 

 

La traduction en anglais:

PLEA FOR THE VICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTERS IN KALEHE

According to the representative of the Civil Society Territory of Kalehe, 316 families were victims of the Natural disaster that took place in Kalehe in October 2014, these affected families since that time remain without help. Some of them spend the night in small shacks built of straw, others under tarps, while others are constantly exposed to the elements.

The situation currently exposes those affected to diarrheal fecal-borne diseases due to the consumption of polluted water and poor sanitation following overcrowding and a lack of latrines. Many among them suffer from malaria, while they do not have access to medical care because treatment is deemed too expensive in this region.

Staying on the plantation owned by the company Pharmakina, the latter suffer eviction threats while they occupy the site according to the leader’s authority  

In fact, a cry of alarm is sent out to all people of good will to come and help these families confront their ordeal due to climate hazards that have become commonplace in this territory.