From New Orleans to Bidi Bidi: All Families Deserve to Thrive

By Michiel Huisman

June 13, 2017

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My name is Michiel Huisman, and I’m in Uganda right now. I wanted to answer a question that Global Moms Relay has asked me, which is, “What do you wish were true for every family, everywhere?”

I just visited the world’s largest refugee camp, Bidi Bidi. I discovered that, of course, we all want the same thing for our families. We want our kids to be safe, we want them to be healthy, and we want to see them thrive. We want them to have access to good education.


Actor and Save the Children supporter Michiel Huisman visits with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda in May 2017” | Photo by Juozas Cernius for Save the Children

So here’s my answer: That’s what I want for my kid, that’s what I want for all the families that I met here in Bidi Bidi, that’s what I want for every family everywhere.

Header photo: Michiel Huisman visits refugees in Uganda with Save the Children in May 2017.

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