No fewer than five women from the flooded communities camping at the Crowther Memorial Primary School Camp, Onitsha, Anambra State, have delivered babies.

As gathered by Punch, the women were immediately taken to the General Hospital, Onitsha for proper medication.

Speaking to our correspondent at the camp, the camp supervisor, Theresa Okoye, said many groups and individuals have visited the camp with food items and relief materials.

Okoye disclosed that the inmates, numbering about 1,800, came from the 17 different communities of the Anambra West Local Government Area, including Nzam, Ukwala, Inoma, and Owele, among others.

This is just as the inmates complain that the relief materials donated to them do not get to them, who are supposed to be the target beneficiaries.They lamented that they use the little money they are left with to buy soaps and other groceries for their laundry needs when a lot of such items were brought to the camp.

Some of the refugees, Mrs Victoria Okafor from Mmiata-Anam, Ndubuisi Eze from Umudora-Anam, a father of 12; Obeche Solomon and Ignatius Mokwe, also from Umudora-Anam, described the flood as the most tragic, comparing it with the biblical Noah’s flood.

They identified their major problem in the camp as a lack of sleeping materials such as mattresses, as many of them sleep on bare floors and in the open, and urged the government for support.


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