Hunger in the Camp of Dzaleka Refugee
10/12/19 | Written by Nelly
I am writing this with such a feeling of deep sorrow in my heart for I care for the well-being of every refugee in Dzaleka Camp which is located in Malawi in Dowa district. 40,000 people who are living in this camp are undergoing difficulties in terms of food and other stuff. Although, it is not easy for people to survive in such kinds of ways whereby people are not pleased with the life of their living in the camp. The lives of many refugees have become very hard whereby people are receiving 3 kg of maize per month. This means per family if you have a family of 10 you receive 30kg if you have a family of 2 you receive 6 kg which cannot even last for a day but the people of Dzaleka Refugee Camp are surviving through hard circumstances with the little food that they are getting.
Furthermore, in terms of health, the refugees in Dzaleka camp are going through a lot of pain whereby people are receiving medication which is not related to their sickness. This is very painful for these individuals I am very hurt for people are dying in a very bad condition by not getting a better treatment from their health center. In addition to that, since January until august refugees in Dzaleka camp were getting 6 kg of maize for the whole month. People tried to complain by saying they should be told the truth and how could people survive with this little food? My mind was blowing where I could not stand for this situation of seeing people suffering. I tried to write some letters to people whom I could see could assist these people but I could not succeed. Until now Dzaleka refugee Camp Malawi people are facing a lot of challenges that need to be sorted out.
In conclusion, I want the people out there to be praying for Dzaleka Refugee Camp and find a way in which these individuals could be assisted. I want the people of ROC to also be aware of this critical situation which these people are enduring but deprived of that, they're still managing to fight for their lives so that they could survive. Frankly speaking, we are going through a lot of hard times in Malawi and many people because of that are failing on how to deal with difficulties in times like this. Several parents or families are jobless and refugees are not allowed to work outside the camp to make money. Inequality is all over the place and this has made the life of people more difficult.