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Situation of Mbankolo flood survivors remains deplorable

Some survivors of the Mbankolo flood of October 9, have voiced worries over their living conditions after the disaster which claimed many lives.

57 families comprising hundreds who were rendered homeless, are under government’s care. Many of them have narrated unpleasant experiences with the accommodation and feeding.

They are sheltered at the Komkana CPDM party hall in Yaounde.

“It is not really easy for us to leave our homes to come and sleep here. And then our children, you have to displace your children from one place to another, it’s not really easy” Stella Nini, one of the victims told the State broadcaster.

“Where will we go now” another victim, Carol, questioned. Many of them were landlords but now have to squeeze themselves with strangers in the Komkana CPDM town hall.

Yannick Martial Ayissi, the Mayor of the Yaounde II council, said they offer two meals per day.

The head of the post disaster adhoc commission, Emmanuel Mariel Djikdent – Senior Divisional Officer for Mfoundi, said they’re looking at ways for the victims to relocate. He assured that “pretty soon, they will be back in the safety and privacy of their homes.”

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