Peace Ambassador Condemns the Drinking Water Poison in Kule refugee camp, Ethiopia.

Mekonen Tefere, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

Water at Kule refugees were reportedly poisoned over the weekend, leaving over 70 people hospitalized(Photo: supplied by Amb. Gatwech)

Water at Kule refugees were reportedly poisoned over the weekend, leaving over 70 people hospitalized(Photo: supplied by Amb. Gatwech)

Nov 17, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — Peace Ambassador [Gatwech Koak Nyuon] Condemns the Drinking water poison in Kule refugee camp of Ethiopia and urges the UN and Ethiopian Government to Thoroughly Test the Water before Distribution and Investigate the Cause behind the Poison.

Oxfam is tasked with water distribution in Kule Camp.

Gatwech deliberately talked to the refugees’ leadership through the mobile phone and confirmed that the incident had already taken place. More than 200 refugees are pronounced to be patients and admitted in MSF Hospital at Kule One (1).

Peace Ambassador discloses to the Media that refugees from ‘Zone-C’ become poison’s victims. He hoped that the Ethiopian Government and UN will work closely to implement the meticulous investigation to discover the cause of the poison and suggest the pre-testing for water as well as weekly water-tank cleansing by the concern Agency who deal with water. He said.

Gatwech strongly condemns the incident and term it as “lack of skill and specialization or motivational incident”.

Early this year in July, Gatwech launched his personal campaign to voluntary work as a voice for refugees by conducted a research in Refugee Camp and later named by Ethiopian Churches to be a Peace Ambassador. He launched a video Camp titled ‘Urgent call of prayer by Gatwech Koak Nyuon ’ two months ago and recently launched a pictorial campaign through his Official Fan Page ‘KICK WAR OUT OF SOUTH SUDAN’.

Ethiopia is nearly hosted more than 190,000 refugees mainly from Nuer tribe in Western Region of Gambella.

The author can be reached on: mekonentefere@gmail.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply