I can’t find the right words to describe the conditions people are living in. I’ve witnessed women giving birth and caring for their newborns in overcrowded and overheated tents, without access to clean water or proper sanitation.
I’ve been here before, back in 2020, and even then, the White Nile refugee camps were already struggling to meet the basic needs of people. Now, five months into the conflict, with nearly half a million refugees and people who have been displaced living across 10 camps in the White Nile, the situation has reached a critical point. People have lost their jobs and livelihoods, and what’s worse is no one knows when this situation will end.
As a health promoter, my job is to provide health education, identify the social aspect of people’s needs, and most importantly, engage with the community by listening to people’s stories. I want to share one of those stories with you.