How do refugees say thank you to their host nation?

In my time spent in different refugee camps, one thing has always been clear: Refugees are extremely grateful to their host nation for giving them refuge and safety when they were forced to flee their country of origin.  Many often feel a burden to say thank you with more than words.  This is what our church friends in Dzaleka refugee Camp do – they give back to their Malawian hosts by assisting the orphan children in many villages.  They do things like pay for the children to attend school, assist them with basic physical needs of food and clothing, and they encourage them in different ways.  It was great to talk to some Malawian leaders today and hear them say “thank you” to the refugees as well.

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