Sunday, 5 October 2008

Food Grown at the Camp

Today I ventured out of the camp on foot, to see seeds and hoes being distributed by the Red Cross. They were supplying maize and other vegetable seeds to some of the camp inhabitants who were once farmers and are now able to start growing food again on small patches of land near the camps. Against the backdrop of the camp it’s hard not to be surprised by this scene of normality; farmers farming. But after walking in and out of an IDP camp you can’t help but feel anxious for the farmers’ chances. I find myself willing day after day that the camp can live up to its name, Hopetown.