The Columbia Missourian features Baby Shower for Afghan mothers

Baby shower and health clinic hosted for Afghan refugees

With the smell of food from different countries and the chatter of several languages filling the air, a group of Afghan women were introduced to a new American tradition Sunday afternoon: baby showers.

Volunteers and staff from Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri Refugee Services, MU Health Care and MU International Programs welcomed the women, who all moved to Missouri as refugees following the August fall of the Afghan government. In total, 18 new or expecting Afghan mothers attended the Sunday event at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Sam Moog, director of Refugee Services, first explained what a baby shower was, as many of the women were unfamiliar with the tradition.

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