Liberia: While Authorities Debate the Cause of Flooding Desperate Omega Residents Say Lives Are Being Destroyed

Omega Community, Paynesville — Rebecca Clarke lifts her bare feet to show sores and rashes that cover them, causing her constant pain. The sores started as flooding picked up in her community here in the last two years. A local health provider told her she must let her feet dry but that’s become impossible, according to residents, as dirty water floods the community day after day.

Clarke, 58, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren live together in one of the five apartments here. The Clarke…


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