Women and children who fled their communities during the conflict between the Anufos and Konkombas in the Northern Region are now begging for basic supplies to survive.

Hundreds of people including women and children were displaced in the renewed conflicts that led to three more deaths, several other injuries and destruction of properties.

Those displaced, mostly women, nursing mothers and children of school going age are living under very dire conditions in Gbintiri.

The displaced Chereponi residents, numbering about 130 are living in an abandoned house at Gbintiri.

The people who are now internally displaced and living in a crowded space now struggle for food, water and clothes with

Most of the children say they lost contact with their parents when they fled the conflict zone.

Sixteen-year-old Dosa Augustina is a Junior High School graduate from Tambon in Chereponi who does not know the whereabouts of her parents.

She said her home, along with many others were burnt.

“There is no place for us to sleep, no food to eat. The children usually cry because they are hungry.”

Doga said she didn’t know where her parents are or “whether they are dead or alive.”

Nor Komey was also seeking refuge in Gbintiri.

He wanted to join his JHS mates in a local school but there was no space for him.

Meanwhile, some JHS final year students have been able to join their colleagues in the school to enable them to prepare for the BECE later this year.

Residents of Gbintiri, through their chief, Naa Zunzungu Jababu Wajack have provided accommodation, food and other materials to some of them.

But they complain the situation has become burdensome.

Naabila Tani, a resident who is taking care of over 20 of these children appealed for government’s help.

Another resident felt “the children are now becoming a source of worry to the community.”

He was also concerned that “now these children are going about begging” but added that “they are humans, we can’t drive them away from the community but we are also concerned about the situation.”

The chief of Gbintiri, Naa Zunzungu Jababu Wajack in an interview said the recent rainfall had made life even more difficult.

“We gave them accommodation but now we ourselves have nothing to live on. I am appealing to the government to give them and place for them to sleep. To add salt to injuries, one of the houses given to them had its roof ripped off during heavy rainfall.”

When Citi News got in touch with the National Disaster Management Organisation, it said it was aware of the situation.

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