Flood Submerge Two Villages in Sarh Chad

Oct 9, 2019 | Chad, East Nigeria

Sarh, Chad. Doguigui and Gentil villages in the Claretian Mission in Sarh Chad have been submerged by flood following heavy rains which began on Friday 4 October, 2019. What started as a light drizzle gradually metamorphosed to heavy convectional tropical rainfall. Doguigui is completely submerged while Gentil still has some houses that were spared by the flood, Although no lives were lost, about 30 houses were completely destroyed and about 1500 people are rendered homeless.

For a place which lacks primary health care, there is fear of an epidemic breaking out. Many people are sick, and there are no means of getting them to the nearest town for proper health care. Fr Casmir Ibe, CMF, the pastor of Ste. Marie Mere de L’Eglise in Sarh reports that:

“At this moment they can only get to the town by trekking about an hour and half inside the flood since even motorcycle cannot come in or out. To evacuate the sick ones at this time is very difficult. They are farmers and now have lost most of their farm produce to the flood. They need food, clothing, medication and rebuilding of their houses. The people now take refuge in the only primary school in the neighborhood. ”

“My people are in misery. This is moving from poverty to misery. Please Help!” said Fr Casmir.

 

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