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    Bringing warmth during a cold season

    Day 354

    All Bundled Up

    At this time of the year in Darfur, it can get quite cold at night. So, when Alight team member Amani had the idea to get the most at-risk families blankets to stay warm all night long, we were on-board.

    We had the blankets ready and loaded to bring to Kalma Camp for the displaced, when a confused Amani intercepted the delivery. “My idea was to provide blankets for the homeless people right here in Nyala” (the nearby city’s where Alight’s regional office is located).

    Since we knew there were also vulnerable households in Kalma who needed the blankets, we decided we’d do both. And what better time than the present to head out onto the streets of Nyala to deliver this little bit of warmth to the community?

    Amani led the way!

    Many of the people we met were struggling with similar challenges to those living in Kalma. Most were not originally from Nyala, and they had traveled here looking for work and a means to support themselves and their loved ones. Things hadn’t gone as planned.

    Here’s hoping a cozy blanket and a better night’s sleep might help both groups – Kalma families and the homeless in Nyala – confront the next day’s challenges feeling better rested and recharged.

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