South Sudan’s Edmonton community came together to hold a rally at the Alberta legislature on Friday to raise awareness to the leading causes of deaths in the community.
The community has called for supervised consumption sites in Alberta to be given better resources. One of the members said their community has lost two to three members per month due to overdoses ever since the pandemic broke out.
Mawien Akot, a resident of Edmonton says “drugs are killing our young people and we feel that this situation is going to eliminate our population in this country,”
Joining this campaign, two Alberta advocacy groups namely Moms Stop the Harm and the Lethbridge Overdose Prevention Society together filed a lawsuit against the province over recent changes to supervised consumption sites.
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