Conditions Dire for Displaced in Juba

February 28, 2014

 
In Juba's Tomping camp, living conditions are extremely poor. The camp is overcrowded, with only 10 square meters for every person, and water and sanitation are also major problems. More than fifty people have to share the same latrine, which is above the emergency threshold standard for such a setting.
 
The rainy season will start at the end of March, which, unless residents are moved to a place that is less crowded and has a better drainage system, will cause an increase in diarrheal diseases and malaria. A flooded, overcrowded camp would make the situation untenable for camp residents, many of whom are too fearful of being attacked if they return home.