Thoughts from Lynn

They are refugees who have been selected to move in the midst of their own camp communities with malaria test kits, anti-malaria medication, and information and education for their people. In sharing this knowledge, they hope to help many others prevent or contain the ravages of disease which assail these camps daily.

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Thoughts from Sharon

Leaving at 6 am this morning, we were picked up by Bosco (one of the GRI drivers) to go out to Imvepi Clinic, a 2-hour drive. For the first hour we traveled rocky roads in the dark, lit by our vehicle and a sliver of new moon. As dawn arrived, we were met by more and more students walking along the road to local schools, by early morning fires near homes preparing morning tea, by packed trucks with people headed off to Arua. The daylight revealed dusty land with sparse trees and farmers in their fields preparing to plant as the rains draw near. Two hours later --- we had arrived!

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Impact

Our first full day at Imvepi clinic, we saw similar symptoms among the children: chills, fever, vomiting. The children were ranging from 6 months to about 14.

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Peace Treaty

Why do GRI projects in Uganda matter if there has been a peace treaty that has been signed in South Sudan? They matter for several reasons.

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Refugee

We hear so much about refugees and how they are entering into a country. But what does that process actually look like?


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