Few days after a Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) Helpline Caravan exposed cases of theft of relief items which were happening in most evacuation camps in Nsanje District, the office of Police in the district has positively reacted to the effort by the organization by deploying police officers in all the camps in the district to curb the theft acts.
In an attempt to save youths who were displaced by floods and are now camping in various areas from the spread of the sexual related diseases in Nsanje District, Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) in partnership with Nsanje District Hospital has reached out to over 146 adolescents with messages of the Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and also Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT).
Lack of quality health care services in most evacuation centres in the flood-ravaged Nsanje district is posing a threat to the lives of new born babies in the camps.
As government and some local and international Non-Governmental organizations are working around the clock assisting flood victims in most areas in the country, some people seem to be taking advantage of hosting the victims in their areas by conniving with camp leaders to divert some of the relief items to benefit those who are not among the victims.
YONECO Child Helpline Caravans are doing a commendable job in providing child protection as well as psychosocial services to the survivors of the tormenting floods that killed and displaced thousands of people in several districts. Just recently, the mobile helpline service facilitated the process of saving the life of a 6 day old baby Nsanje district.