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.