Irikessouni Camp — The Sheikh from the refugee camp Irikessouni in Eastern Chad, told Radio Dabanga on Wednesday 5 September, that camps residents are suffering due to water scarcity for 10 days.
Sheikh Adam Solomon explained to Radio Dabanga that a Chadian man purchased the land where the camp's water well is located. He said the man is now preventing Irikessouni's employees from entering the area to fetch water.
According to Solomon, refugees are now consuming water unfit for drinking, leading to many cases of diarrhea. He said this water is retrieved from ponds around the camp formed by the rains.
The Sheikh appeals to the UN and Chadian authorities to solve this problem as soon as possible and to provide safe water to the camp's refugees.