Jove

Què fas?
16 November 2016. Aweil: Medair staff member, William Deng (18), is pictured at home after a day work at the the feeding centre (outpatient therapeutic programming) run by Medair in Aweil, South Sudan. Alarming levels of malnutrition and a severe malaria outbreak are putting thousands of lives at risks in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan. A full-scale emergency response has been launched by the humanitarian community. Medair, an international emergency relief and recovery organisation, is part of this response and is providing emergency nutrition and health services, safe water, and sanitation and hygiene support. The emergency levels of malnutrition are compounded by a malaria upsurge in the past weeks and the limited access to water and sanitation facilities. The prevalence of malaria cases in the area has increased by 400 percent in nine weeks’ time. The limited availability of essential drugs and the small number of staff in health facilities have made it very difficult for people to receive adequate treatment in time unless they have enough money to pay. Medair’s emergency response team is providing critical services to the most vulnerable in the area. In the past weeks, the team has set up three emergency nutrition clinics to treat children under five with acute malnutrition and is aiming to establish four additional sites. The team is also providing emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene services and has opened a malaria treatment centre in Aweil town. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran - MEDAIR

William Deng, un jove de 18 anys a la seva cabana d’Aweil, al Sudan del Sud. Foto de l’Albert González Farran – Medair.

 
Aquesta és la conversa que vaig tenir ahir amb el William Deng, un treballador humanitari de 18 anys que viu en una petita cabana amb la seva família als afores d’Aweil, al Sudan del Sud:

– Què fas quan acabes de treballar?
– Vaig a collir llenya amb el meu pare.
– Sí. D’acord. Però què fas en el teu temps lliure?
– Sóc a casa.
– Sí, ja. Però què fas a casa?
– ?
– Em refereixo a si fas alguna cosa. Com llegir…
– Ah! Ja ho entenc. No. No llegeixo. No tinc llibres.
– Escrius, escoltes la ràdio, jugues a cartes?
– No tinc paper, ni ràdio, ni cartes…
– I què fas en el teu temps lliure?
– Sóc a casa.

Fa uns anys, un veterà cooperant que viu a Etiòpia em va assegurar que en moltes llengües locals africanes la paraula “avorriment” ni tan sols existeix. Potser el mot el van inventar empreses que volen vendre llibres, paper, ràdios i cartes per fer-nos veure que si no en consumim estarem perdudament avorrits. Però a mi el William no em va semblar que estigués avorrit…

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