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DCPCR team finds basic amenities missing at refugee camp in Rohini

DCPCR team finds basic amenities missing at refugee camp in Rohini

New Delhi: Officials of the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) in their visit to a refugee camp in Rohini Sector-25 found the miserable condition of the children and their families living there without proper hygiene. To help these refugees, the child rights body will approach different stakeholders.

According to DCPCR, they received a letter from an NGO in which it was written that for last two years Pakistan Hindu refugees are living in Prahalad Vihar area of Rohini Sec-25. "The children including girls are not able to go school regularly as it is too far from the camp, " said the letter. Further, it was written that the refugees want their children to get educated and asked commission if they churn out possibilities of educating them in the camp. DCPCR Chairperson Ramesh Negi constituted a team of two members Roop Sudesh Vimal and Ranjana Prasad who visited the camp.

The team of child rights body found that there were more than 70 children living in unhygienic condition with their families. "The kids were not regular to their schools which was six kilometres away from the camp," said Roop Sudesh Vimal. The misery is such that the refugees had to go for open defecation. They are constrained to only defecate in the open before sunrise and after sunset. Poor water facility was also reported from there. Roop further said, "We will try to link them with Anganwadi and will approach DUSIB and MCD on the hygiene. "

Ranjana Prasad told Millennium Post that there was a complete lack of awareness about hygiene, family planning in the camp. "The main problem is regarding teenage girls and women health hygiene as there are no such facilities available for them," said Prasad. She further stated that for the hygiene they will talk to some NGOs. "With the help of stakeholders, we will try to put camps for education and hygiene of kids. For the females, I am talking to some gynaecologists," added Prasad.

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