Victims of landfill landslide say promises not kept


ESAT News (May 22, 2017)

Survivors of the garbage landslide in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa last March say authorities have not kept promises of financial help and provision of housing.

Over 3 million dollars has been raised to support the survivors. However, according to local media reports, the promised money and housing have not been provided. In fact, survivors say, the three meals a day that has been given to them is now served only twice day.

About a hundred survivors live in a temporary shelter. They say they were told to open bank accounts to receive the financial help, but no money has been deposited in their account so far.

The landfill landslide that killed over 130 people, has also rendered about a hundred people without shelter. Among the dead were squatters who live off the garbage, eating leftover food and salvaging items.