This past week, Yeah gave a press conference to reporters in Mali about his trip to Burkina Faso. It was an attempt to raise awareness to the conditions in the camps of Burkina Faso and the lone war being fought by international groups to control the refugee crisis.
Le président du PACP, Yéah Samaké face à la presse “Nos compatriotes réfugiés dans les pays voisins sont dans une grande détresse”
Written by Bruno D SEGBEDJI
The Chair of PACP, Yeah Samake to the press “Our fellow refugees in neighboring countries are in great distress”
From June 10 to 15, a delegation of the Party for the Civic and Patriotic (PACP) headed by its president, Niankoro Yeah Samake, visited the Malian refugees in countries of Burkina Faso specifically Djibo Mintao in Burkina Faso . “Nearly 14 000 people live in its camps in appalling conditions of life,” said Yeah Samake during a press briefing Wednesday, June 20 at party headquarters in Faladiè.
It is a duty for all Malians today to show solidarity for our compatriots living in unimaginable conditions of life in refugee camps, “said the chairman of the PACP. In this sense, he explained that PACP, true to its calling of being a party of patriotic civic action, sent a delegation to Burkina Faso to see firsthand the suffering of Malian refugees.
They did not go in other refugee camps, but with explanations of Malian diplomatic authorities of Ouagadougou, who said that it is in Djibo and Mintao in northern Burkina there are as many compatriots who fled war in northern Mali.
In Mintao where there are three camps (Mintao-South, center and Mintao Mintao-North) and Djibo, there are nearly 14,000 Malians with staggering problems of lack of food and tents for protection from the rain.
To believe Yeah Samake, what is said that some refugee groups are against all is relative to the Malian authorities. They believe that the Malian government has abandoned them or that a new state is created and can save them from the difficult situation they are facing. “Our fellow refugees in neighboring countries are in great distress,” said the speaker. “These people, he added, did not choose to leave the country, the land of their ancestors. They are tired of living in these conditions of humiliation, at the mercy of nature.”