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DESOLATION DANS LE CAMPS DES REFUGIES

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Nous ne cesserons de crier tant qu'il n'y aura pas de paix au Congo. Nous l'avions dejas soulignés, nous voulons que la population quitte les camps pour rentrer dans leur milieux d'origine pour vaquer paisiblement à leur occupations, s'assoir le soir au clair de lune sans être inquiéter, comme ça les parents le temps de conseiller et parler longuement avec les enfants. Qu'est que nous déplorons aujourd'hui!!!
Dans un camps des réfugiés congolais au Burundi, ( Ruyigi Ruzagiza) de 11 mille personnes 60 % sont des jeunes, sans occupations ni frais d’études, ni encadrement quelconque délaissés à eux même avec une extrême pauvreté, promiscuité, ect, , raison pour laquelle ils se livrent à la débauche et autres immoralité, maintenant 60% des filles de moins de 18 ans attrapent des grossesses indésirées au risques maladies IST? VIH/SIDA, .......Un des parent à été interrogé, il a montré aussi son ss désolation car il les enfants surtout les filles sont abandonnées à leurs sort, chassées du toit paternel, abandon des études, pas des conseils, les barrières culturelles qui empêchent de parler du sexe, pas des préservatifs, ces filles ont besoin d''être sensibilisées sur la santé de reproduction, VIH/SIDA; pour la prise de conscience, autonomisation (pour se prendre en charge métiers et AGR) ect., l'une d'elle a expliqué que les filles ont des besoins spécifiques, dont personnes ne se soucient, pour cela pour 5000FRB, la fille accepte les relations sexuelles sans se rendre compté des conséquences qui surviendraient après. Nous interpellons les personnes de bonne volonté pour aider ces enfants. N' ignorez pas que c'est presque la même chose dans les camps des réfugiés? C'EST UNE SITUATION Alarmante, un gros défis à relever. Merci

English translation by community member LightMyWay

Despair in the Refugee Camps

Our friends, hello.

We will not stop crying out as long as there is not peace in the Congo. We have already emphasized how we would like for the population to leave the camps and return to their homes, to go back peacefully to their business, to sit in the evenings in the moonlight without having to worry. In this way, parents will have the time to advise and speak with their children. How we regret this today!!!

In one camp of Congolese refugees in Burundi (Ruyigi Ruzagiza), of 11,000 people, 60% are young people, without jobs or money for school or training of any sort, some left to fend for themselves in extreme poverty, overcrowded conditions, etc. This is why they give in to debauchery and other immoral behaviors. Now 60% of girls under the age of 18 have had unplanned pregnancies, while at risk of contracting STIs/HIV/AIDS… One of the parents interviewed also showed his despair because children, especially girls, are abandoned to fate, are chased from their family homes, give up their education, receive no guidance, face cultural barriers that prohibit them from talking about sex, have no condoms or protection, the girls need to be taught about reproductive health, HIV & AIDS to become aware, they need self-reliance (to stand on their own two feet with jobs or income generating projects), etc. One of the girls explained that girls have certain needs that nobody cares about; therefore, for 5000 francs, a girl will accept sex without realizing the consequences that will surface later on. We call out to all good-hearted people to help these children. Don’t forget that it’s almost exactly the same in the refugee camps. It’s an alarming situation, a huge challenge to be dealt with. Thank you.

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Merci

Chère Jeannette,

La situation est épouvantable. Je ne sais pas quoi faire pour ces enfants, mais c’est clair qu’il faut les aider. Comme toujours, je vous remercie pour votre effort en illuminant ces circonstances et ces faits pour nous. Je prie que ceux au pouvoir écoutent nos cris et nos exigences et aident les désespérés.

Merci encore, mon amie. Nous vous écoutons toujours.

LightMyWay
(Lydia)

Our friends, hello.

We will not stop crying out as long as there is not peace in the Congo. We have already emphasized how we would like for the population to leave the camps and return to their homes, to go back peacefully to their business, to sit in the evenings in the moonlight without having to worry. In this way, parents will have the time to advise and speak with their children. How we regret this today!!!

In one camp of Congolese refugees in Burundi (Ruyigi Ruzagiza), of 11,000 people, 60% are young people, without jobs or money for school or training of any sort, some left to fend for themselves in extreme poverty, overcrowded conditions, etc. This is why they give in to debauchery and other immoral behaviors. Now 60% of girls under the age of 18 have had unplanned pregnancies, while at risk of contracting STIs/HIV/AIDS… One of the parents interviewed also showed his despair because children, especially girls, are abandoned to fate, are chased from their family homes, give up their education, receive no guidance, face cultural barriers that prohibit them from talking about sex, have no condoms or protection, the girls need to be taught about reproductive health, HIV & AIDS to become aware, they need self-reliance (to stand on their own two feet with jobs or income generating projects), etc. One of the girls explained that girls have certain needs that nobody cares about; therefore, for 5000 francs, a girl will accept sex without realizing the consequences that will surface later on. We call out to all good-hearted people to help these children. Don’t forget that it’s almost exactly the same in the refugee camps. It’s an alarming situation, a huge challenge to be dealt with. Thank you.

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