Epidemic Fear Hits Refugee Camp In Cross River State


An epidemic in the two Cameroonian refugee camps in Ogoja, Cross River State, is being feared following the unabated influx of refugees from that country warranting the crowding of over twenty person in a room.
This ugly situation was disclosed by the Director General of RHEMA CARE – Mrs. Kelechi Okoroji Ejemanson in Adagom during a meeting between the UNHCR and the Adagom Ikaptang community to commence work on the third site, the others being Adagom Ikajor and Ukende in Agboja.
Mrs. Kelechi Okotoji noted that Adagom Iksptang, like other communities that have brought succour to these people in plight, has entered the global map on the same ground.
On his part, the Cross River State Director General of SEMA – Mr. Ayim Princewill, in his address, assured that construction work would now start in earnest as the state government had ratified the site agreement.
Earlier, the local community had enjoined the UNHCR to ensure that there was relative peace among the refugees as well as with the host community.
He, however, appealed that the vulnerable of the community benefit alongside the refugees. As for empowerment, the community urged that jobs that would emanate as a result of the advent of the camp be an inward looking one rather than otherwise.
At the occasion were the Facilitator of The Reorientation and Development of Ishi Ibohr Committee, RADIC Dr. Godwin Ikani Wogar, Barr. Gabriel Igbung Ugan, Ita Akuku, Ignatius Ama Ntaji(RADIC members) and other key officials of the humanitarian project among whom were Mr, Andy Adeshi and Hilary Udey Agida.

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