Growing vegetables in a refugee camp

| January 26, 2015

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This week’s story from Nigeria focuses on some of the problems of internally displaced persons. Food and nutrition can be a major challenge for such people.

Conflict and drought have created millions of refugees throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Because of their desperate situation, we sometimes think that refugees are totally dependent on aid organizations. But refugees can and do take steps themselves to improve their lives.

Radio broadcasts can provide important information for people living in refugee camps, including how to grow vegetables, the topic of this week’s script. While your listeners might not include refugees, the information in this script can also apply to other emergency situations, such as armed conflict or natural disaster.

Our script of the week is a short drama about a young refugee girl who learns that growing vegetables for her family is something she can do, even in a refugee camp.