Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Running Through Bandit Territory is No Game.

Every day the women and girls must leave the camp to look for firewood and other supplies. I have seen them walking back carrying what look like incredibly heavy loads of wood and cans of water on their heads – I’m not even sure I could lift them, but they seem to be very comfortable. However it’s not simply a question of making the 2km walk- in blistering heat each day, they must also be aware of armed men who roam the territory around camp. Gunfire, although increasingly unusual, is still a fact of life.