Cuddly bears bring early Christmas joy to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Posted Dec 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Seven-hundred teddy bears, which sat on the steps of London’s Saint Paul’s Cathedral in early 2017, are now providing comfort to thousands of child refugees who fled their homes in South Sudan for sanctuary in Uganda. The 700 bears were collected by the aid agency World Vision as part of a social media campaign and flown to Uganda by Kenya Airways. “We’re very grateful to people in the UK who donated these bears,” World Vision’s northern Uganda response director, Paul Sitnam, said in a statement. “Thanks to them, Christmas has come a little early for children here!”

Read the entire article here.


Tags


Full names required. Read our Comment Policy. General comments and suggestions about Episcopal News Service, as well as reports of commenting misconduct, can be e-mailed to news@episcopalchurch.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *