Flood Survivors ‘Sleep Easily Now’ in Niger

ShelterBox worked with WAHA International to set up this camp in Kollo District for families made homless by recent flooding, Niger, September 2012.

ShelterBox worked with WAHA International to set up this camp in Kollo District for families made homless by recent flooding, Niger, September 2012.

 

We are very happy as the tent is very comfortable and we can sleep easily now,’ said Jama Salle to ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members Laura Jepson (UK) and John Cordell (US) in Niger. 

Jama was forced to move from her home. She was living with her husband and four children in Gallay Keina, a village in Kollo District about 64 kilometres from the capital Niamey. They were one of many families ordered to move by the Prefecture of Kollo District, as he knew that the village was at risk when heavy rains started a few weeks ago. Subsequently, there were no injuries during the flooding and families were able to take many of their belongings with them. Jama and her family along with other families now live in ShelterBox disaster relief tents at a camp just up the hill from their village.

Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International set up the camp using 82 ShelterBox tents, bringing shelter and dignity to nearly 450 flood survivors.

Read more here: NIGER

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