A day after a fire broke out at a Rohingya camp in Haryana’s Nuh district, rendering around 50 families homeless, some non-government organisations, locals and the district administration came forward for their relief and rehabilitation.
The affected families, however, said that the efforts were not enough and the children and the elderly were suffering because of heatwave conditions.
“Soon after the fire, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate visited the camp on Sunday evening and a tent was erected for the affected families. However, it was after several calls to the district officials that a water tank was brought to the camp on Monday. There were no buckets and utensils to store the water. It was emptied in a huge underground water tank in the village. A few locals and non-government organisations brought food for the families around noon,” said Ali Johar, who has been co-ordinating with the administration and the NGOs for the relief work.
Mr. Johar said that a few children and elderly in the camp were taken ill due to heatwave conditions and the district administration and the NGOs were requested to expedite the rehabilitation work.
“A few NGOs had offered to provide bamboos and tarpaulin to make jhuggis for the families but we requested them to use tin sheets as they last long and are fireproof. The local MLA Zakir Hussain also visited the camp and offered to provide monetary help for it,” Mr. Johar added.
Though there were no casualties, the jhuggis were gutted and the families lost all their belongings.
Around 200 people had come to settle at the camp in May 2012.
Ubais Sainulabdeen, a human rights activist, also visited the camp on Monday and held discussions with the NGOs for the relief of the affected families.
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Source: The Hindu