World Vision International-Ghana (WVIG) on Thursday distributed some relief items to some conflict displaced victims seeking refuge in Nabuli, a community within the Gushegu Municipality in the northern region.
This follows a renewed tribal clash in March 2019 between Konkonbas and Chekosis in Chereponi, which resulted in loss of lives and property.
The victims received items such as quantities of washing and bathing soaps, towels and sponges.
Mr Samuel Gmalu, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs and Security Manager of WVIG said WVIG visited the victims last week to assess their living conditions and realised that most of them were in poor hygienic conditions.
He said it was for this situation that the WVIG decided to give out the relief items to help improve on their hygiene and living condition.
“We came to put a smile on the faces of the victims by providing these items so that basic hygiene activities like washing and bathing can be observed by the people” he said.
Mr Gmalu said the WVIG was also putting in efforts to work with government and other development partners to make sure that peace was restored in Chereponi so that the victims could go back to their homes.
He advised the victims to stay peacefully in the new environment they had found themselves and called on stakeholders and traditional leaders in Chereponi to call the youth to order to ensure that peace was restored in the area.
Mr Mohammed Inusah, the Gushegu NADMO Director said the Nabuli community had about 920 displaced persons, majority of whom had their property burnt down and now living in poor hygienic conditions.
He said NADMO with support from other agencies including; WVIG was helping to improve on the living conditions of the victims and assured that NADMO would look for a long lasting solution to resolve the conflict.
He, however, said the population of the displaced persons was increasing since many of the affected persons were still moving to the Nabuli community and called for more support.
Madam Nyaaba Susana, a staff midwife at the Nabuli Health Centre said the centre recorded eight safe deliveries from the victims, but most of the women wore torn and dirty clothes when they came to the centre to deliver.
She said the support from WVIG would help improve the hygiene and health conditions of the women and their babies.
Ms Kawey Helena, a student from Chereponi senior high school said all their property were burnt down including; her text books, which had affected her education.
“I am pleading to the people of Chereponi to stop the fight and let us have peace so that I can go back to school” she said.
She thanked the WVIG for their support and called on other philanthropic organisations to support them.