Refugee Camp Shahmansoor Swabi

Yesterday I spent an hour in refugee camp Shahmansoor Township Swabi. This camp is established to accommodate a minor portion of the war against terror effectees from District Swat and Buner. Though every individual of district Swabi is trying to help their refugee brothers, but still they are living a very miserable life. Lack of balance diet, water and unavailability of basic health facilities are some major problems. On the other hand raising temperature is also a great problem, as the people of Swat and Buner are not used to such high temperature. The temperature will raised to about 47-48C° by mid June. However this is like a celebration for our politicians who come to the camps to conduct photo sessions for Newspapers. Generally they give nothing to the refugees, however spent a lot of government resources on these visits.

View of tents at the Shahmansoor camp (Swabi)
A water point
People waiting for their turn to make National ID cards
A view of medical camp
People waiting at a food distribution point

8 comments:

Zohaib Shaikh said...

"Generally they give nothing to the refugees, however spent a lot of government resources on these visits."

You are right...

This government received large amounts in the name of HELP for these poor refuges, but yet as ever, the distribution to the needy is no where near to what is actually required.

Attitude of government is pathetic.

Osaid said...

This government, i think, had not let our country worth living..

tricia said...

No one should have to live like this.

birdy said...

Hi Zohaib Shaikh!
I totally agree with you. May be some people would not like these words, but facts are facts.

birdy said...

Hi Osaid!
You are true and its more than truth about NWFP. Now what should we expect from the people who last their children, parents, husbands, wives, brothers or sisters?

birdy said...

Thanks Tricia for your comment and concern.

Larry said...

Your photos of the prison camps are heart wrenching. In the 1980's, my wife was a photo journalists working in India and Thailand. It brings back memories of all the suffering.

birdy said...

Thanks Larry for your comment and concern about these refugees.

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