A Catholic Priest ministering in Uganda Palabek Refugee Settlement Camp has called for reconsideration on how to care for teenage refugees who face multiple challenges and get hurt as they struggle for daily survival.
“Oftentimes we fail to pay attention to the struggles of children who are sufferings daily and are not able to do anything by themselves,” the Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Settlement Camp Fr. Lazar Arasu SDB said in a message shared with AMECEA online Sunday, August 30.
Talking about refugees who are in the pre-teenage and early teenage bracket of 10 to 16 years, Fr. Arasu noted that these youths “have already lived in the Refugee Camps and Settlements and other protected sites that accommodate the Internally Displaced People—IDP Camps.”