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Torit street children receive donation

By Ijoo Bosco


South Sudan Red Cross has donated soap and other supplies to street children in Torit town, Eastern Equatoria, on Tuesday.

Juma Idris Khamis, media coordinator for the Torit branch, said the donation was part of their activities to commemorate International Red Cross Day.

“This is not the first time we’ve helped,” Khamis said. “We want to improve hygiene and show we care.”

He appealed to the local community for further support to the neglected children on the street.

“There are many children who need our help. We appreciate the Catholic Diocese of Torit for caring for them” he acknowledged.

Hakim James, one of the beneficiaries, thanked the South Sudan Red Cross for the gesture of humanity.

“The soap will help us wash our clothes and stay clean,” James said. “We are fatherless, but God blesses those who help us.”

Grace Laiv, a state coordinator for CAPRO, an organization supporting street children, welcomed the donation and encourage more charity work for the kids.

“The children also need food, mats, and blankets,” Laiv said. “We encourage the Red Cross and others to keep helping.”


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