Fire victims of Kakuwalie village in the Kapanga Kabondeh Chiefdom Pujehun District four miles off Gbondapi a trading centre ,are calling on the Government and humanitarian organizations to render emergency humanitarian assistance following a recent fire disaster which destroyed 38 houses .The fire victims said they are seriously suffering, without, food, shelter and medicine as out break of cholera is already posing threat.
Over one hundred fire victims including the sick, aged, disable and pregnant women who lost all their belongings in the fire are the ones suffering most and are taking shelter in nearby villages while others are camping in the forest.
Most of the fire victims are going naked; they also lack safe drinking water which is posing serious health and an outbreak of disease as the stream water they are now using is unsanitary and flows from another nearby stream.
According to our Southern Region Correspondent the fire victims lost properties worth millions of Leones and the local Police unit commander in Pujehun District said the fire is not in any way related to post election conflict.
The Unit Commander said the people are desperately in need of help because life is becoming unbearable; hunger and disease is another looming threat to their lives. He lamented that this is not the first time fire has caused havoc in District but it is sad to note that little or nothing has been done to assist fire victims.
Traditional rulers and their subjects are lending support with the meager resources they have, but they are in turn calling on relevant authorities in the councils, provincial administration and top government officials and numerous humanitarian organizations to assist them.