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World Humanitarian Day 2016 | by JesuitRefugee
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World Humanitarian Day 2016

“Since arriving here, I have tried to improve my situation and that of others. I joined the JRS alternative healing team, using massage and reflexology to help other refugees deal with emotional stress disorders. This gives me purpose. When someone is stressed, their muscles become tense, and massages, which isolate soft tissues, can really help them to feel better and think more clearly. I feel happy when I see people benefitting from our massages. I want to help them overcome their trauma; it also helps me to address my challenges.”

 

-Monica is a South Sudanese refugee and the JRS alternative healing team leader in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya

(Angela Wells/JRS)

 

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Taken on June 13, 2016