Jasmine's Place Issue No. 18 - May/June 2017 - Page 37

refugees daily. Love can be shared by spending quality time with someone. By a phone call. Or an email. Or a card. Love can be shared with flowers. Or chocolate. Or a present at Christmas. Love can be shared by keeping a promise. Or with a smile. Love can be shared by helping with household work and daily runs. Love can be shared by giving a hug. Even if that hug can only be an e-hug. How else can love can be shared? Love can be shared by investing into the life of a child who has fled violence, so that that child has a hot meal on arrival and through their time at Kiryandongo, a refugee camp in Uganda, one of many camps for over 93,000 refugees who have arrived in Uganda from South Sudan since the crisis started in December 2013. Kiryandogo alone receives 300 to 400 The first 30 days in which refugees arrive are crucial to enable them settle, and get some form of healing from the arduous traumatising journey they have just been through. There is a huge need. Resources are over stretched. Feed the Hungry, an international charity has established 7 feeding programs in schools in response to the Government of Uganda’s request for help. Feed the Hungry has also established that about half of the South Sudanese refuges are children, and in the 7 feeding programs, they feed over 8,000 children a day. A good meal will help a child begin to feel a sense of self again as he or she learns to navigate and settle in the new environment. In how many ways can we say love can be shared? Find out more at: https://feedthehungry.org.uk Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Shopping_mall_at_Puerto_C alero_(3226533818).jpg 37 37