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    Giving back to one of our most important partners in protection

    Day 345

    Protecting Nakivale

    This month, we’re taking time to thank those who are out of the spotlight, but in the center of what we do. These are the unsung heroes of humanitarianism, people who go above and beyond not because they have to, but because they want to.

    But one of our most important partners in Nakivale Refugee Settlement has yet to be thanked – the police.

    The police at Nakivale play a protecting and monitoring role. They work with our teams to make sure anyone implicated in crimes – particularly sexual violence and abuse – are charged and that the victims are protected. They also look after the whole settlement and make sure everyone is safe. Their partnership is so important to ARC’s success and refugee safety. And for that, we wanted to say thank you.

    On Day 345, we presented the Nakivale police with solar power lamps, solar electronics chargers, and new water bottles. The lamps will help make it safer to work at night, and the water bottles will help them stay hydrated as they move around the vast camp.

    “We call on you at all hours of the day,” said Richard, our Regional Coordinator in Nakivale. “Thank you so much for being there for us!”

    “We’re ready any time you need us,” said David, the chief of police. “We try to serve the people as best we can. We so appreciate this. We’re so humbled by it.”

    Thank you Nakivale police for your service and commitment to refugees! With your new lights, Nakivale can be an even brighter place.

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