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    Something small to help the little ones

    DAY 83

    Babies Need Warmth

    “When we left South Sudan, we didn’t even think about baby clothes,” said a young couple living in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement. The proud parents of three month old twins, they ran from South Sudan before the twins were even born. And now, the babies don’t have enough clothes to cover up.

    “Babies here need clothes to protect them from the cold, dust, mosquitoes, and other threats of nature,” said Joseph, an ARC team member. He knows that the first few months of life can be precarious for infants in the settlement. It can be a troubling time for families.

    There are many babies in Bidi Bidi that don’t have enough clothes to keep warm on the surprisingly chilly nights. So for Day 83, we’re taking a small step to provide extra clothes to these little ones.

    We first approached women who had fled from South Sudan before giving birth. They were the most in need, using anything they could to cover their babies.

    “This is a gesture of love and care,” said Lillian, an ARC volunteer as she handed out the clothes. She knows just how powerful that gesture can be.

    It didn’t cost much, but having an extra set of clothes can mean the world to a new mother. It can put her mind at ease knowing that tonight, her baby will stay warm.

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