The families from Abdou’s village went in search of refuge, and were welcomed at Koulkime Two in Chad.
This is one of the camps where ShelterBox has been distributing aid with our partner, ICAHD.
The site where Abdou’s family now live is located 5km from a river.
Unfortunately this is an ideal habitat for mosquitos, making it a prevalent area for malaria.
Abdou said the mosquito nets provided by ShelterBox were of great help, giving them protection against diseases like malaria.
As well as the mosquito nets, Abdou and the family are happy with the other aid items they have received. The kitchen set and solar lights were particular favourites, especially since Abdou is no longer able to work as a fisherman to earn money for necessities like these.
'I hope to be able to resume my work soon to be able to earn money to meet other needs'.
For Abdou and his family, ShelterBox aid has given his family a sense of relief and a chance to rebuild in a safe space – away from violence and away from fear.
Learn more about our response in the Lake Chad Basin here.