Last year’s rainy season was rather dry. Crops failed and many families were unable to supplement the food they receive from the World Food Program (WFP) with fresh vegetables. This year, however, the rains are falling. Here is a message and photos from Umda Tarbosh in Camp Goz Amer:
Hello Dear Friends all over there: how are you? It is long time to send messages that we had a cut of communication and now it seem to be ok. Our rainy season, it is very good indeed. It is raining every day but the fear we have these days [is] the valley has flooded up to the camp goz amer and now the large amount of water [is] inside the schools. On its way to the inside [of] the camp, so we are doing hard to stop the water. You can see the pictures.
The rain here is very hard that some time we be indoor for two days, and as I said our challenge now is floods. I wish the water can go quickly down. Here are some of our areas which have been victimed by flows.
It is the floods in our camp which forced several people to leave their houses. It [is] inside the camp on north side.
It was a very hard day.
This is a school yard.
In the flooding, even the local people here they said that water like this, it was before fiftey years ago. One old man told me that when he was a child of fifteen.