Us mothers want the best for our children, but at the camp, it’s so hard to feed them properly. We don’t have enough food – it’s so hard to feed a whole family on the amount we receive and although we try to ration it we always run out so quickly. There’s never enough to make proper meals for everyone. The foodstuffs are also very basic and poor quality so it’s impossible to give our kids everything they need in order to grow. The conditions here are also dirty – it’s dusty all the time and we don’t have enough soap and water to wash and clean things with, and that’s why our babies always get sick.
I see my nephew suffering from lack of food and feel worried for him, but I am also scared for my baby, because I know he has exactly the same future ahead of him. When my family and I used to think of the future, we never imagined it would be like this, I never dreamt I would live in a refugee camp let alone raise my baby in one. I am only young and there are so many things I still want to do. I try to stay happy and smiling but the future looks dark for me now. (January 9, 2017)