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    Showing one community in Nakivale that they're not alone

    Day 329

    Feeling Protected

    Being different can be tough, anywhere you are. But when you’re living in an environment where resources are scarce, and communities are shaping and reshaping, being accepted and getting the things you need can feel impossible.

    Today, we’re turning our attention to one group that faces discrimination – both inside and outside refugee camps.

    The albino community in Nakivale Refugee Settlement knows what it’s like to be marginalized. But they also know what true friendship means – because they’re surrounded by friends and a community that cares. And that includes us.

    Albino people in Nakivale have different needs than many refugees at the settlement. One of those needs? Sunscreen.

    Everybody should use sunscreen. But for albino people, not using it can lead to devastating burns that can become infected, and are very painful.

    For Day 329, we got everybody in the community their own bottle. But sunscreen isn’t the most fun gift for kids…so we couldn’t help but give out some bears and toys, too.

    Sometimes, when people are feeling left out, the most important thing you can do is show them they’re not alone. That somebody cares. That someone is looking out for them. Today, with just a few bottles of sunscreen, we were able to do just that.

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