100 Day Fast for Darfur

We allow multiple fasters for each day, so if you would like to fast for Darfur send us an email at fast@stopgenocidenow.org to be added!

Day Date Name City, State Country Pledge Amount Pledge To
1 April 7 Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Malik Abdulrahman Darfur Sudan   WFP
2 April 8 Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Judy A. Bernstein Rancho Santa Fe, CA USA $25 WFP
Terri Grant Dallas, TX USA   WFP
3 April 9 Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Terri Grant Dallas, TX USA   WFP
4 April 10 Shahrzad Nouraini Honolulu, HI USA $25 WFP
Lenore Snodey       WFP
Yesenia Gutierrez Castro Valley, CA USA    
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
5 April 11 Tiffany Wheeler Hailey, ID USA $25 WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
6 April 12 Tiffany Wheeler Hailey, ID USA $25 WFP
Terri Grant Dallas, TX USA   WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
7 April 13 Tiffany Wheeler Hailey, ID USA $25 WFP
Reuben V. Greene, III Mukilteo, WA USA $25 WFP
Terri Grant Dallas, TX USA   WFP
Eileen Hutchinson Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
8 April 14 Christine Barber     $25 WFP
Terri Grant Dallas, TX USA   WFP
Yelenna Ramos Isabela, Puerto Rico   $25 WFP
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
9 April 15 Joanne Leslie (sponsored by: Walter Johnson) Santa Monica, CA USA $330 WFP
Anne Benvenuti        
Eric J. Lorie   USA   WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
10 April 16 Ashis Brahma N’Djamena, Chad Africa $25 WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
Cory and Cathy Middleton Clackamas, OR USA $50 WFP
11 April 17 Rev Gloria White-Hammond (Chairperson of ‘Million Voices for Darfur’) Boston, MA USA $25 WFP
12 April 18 Leanne Gillespie Honolulu, HI USA   WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
13 April 19 Pamela Omidyar     $25 WFP
Rachel Goldenberg Chester, CT USA   WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
14 April 20 Mark Hanis (Executive Director of the Genocide Intervention Network) Washington DC USA $25 WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
Moses Kariuki (Sponsored by STAND University of Idaho) Nairobi City Kenya $25 WFP
15 April 21 Adam Sterling (Director of the Sudan Divestment Task Force) Washington DC USA $25 WFP
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Ruthie Cartwright        
16 April 22 Cory Preston Moscow, ID USA $25 WFP
Ashley Straley Moscow, ID USA $25 WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
17 April 23 Christine Barber     $25 WFP
Ashley Straley Moscow, ID USA $25 WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
18 April 24 Timothy Nonn (Founder of the Tents of Hope project) Petaluma, CA USA $25 WFP
Kathleen Scott Laguna Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Belou Carpenter   USA   WFP
Sonia Katchian Chapel Hill, NC USA    
19 April 25 Djata Grant Encino, CA USA $25 WFP
Hilary Langley Clackamas, OR USA   WFP
Consuelo V. Stauring Redondo Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
20 April 26 Ellen Furstner Marcola, OR USA $25 WFP
Alexandra Colby Happy Valley, OR USA   WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
21 April 27 Ruth Messinger New York, NY USA $25 WFP
22 April 28 Lola Goldberg Portland, OR USA $30 WFP
Pete Wolfe Moscow, ID USA $25 WFP
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Syeda Naqvi        
23 April 29 Nell Okie (fasting in honor of Dith Pran and all of the children of Darfur) Madison, CT USA $25 WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
24 April 30 Katie-Jay Scott (Sponsored by Justin and Shelly Peterson – Denver, CO) Portland, OR USA $50 WFP
Barbara Scott Tuscon, AZ USA $25 WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Tomas Moreno Spartanburg, SC USA $25 WFP
25 May 1 Marv Steinberg Redding, CA USA $25 WFP
Annie Bakaleinikoff Redding, CA USA $25 WFP
Greg Lawson Redding, CA USA $25 WFP
Louise Rogillio San Antonio, TX USA   WFP
Gene Binder Bronx, NY USA $25 WFP
Mara Strauss (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
Tomas Moreno Spartanburg, SC USA $20 WFP
Aubrie Salzman Aiken, SC USA    
26 May 2 Semhar Araia Washington, DC USA $25 WFP
Djata Grant Encino, CA USA $25 WFP
Miriam Kohn (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
27 May 3 John Prendergast (Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project) Washington, DC USA $25 WFP
Susan Megy Galway, Ireland IRE $25 WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
Holland Rhodes (Team Thailand) Tracy, CA USA   WFP
Scott Warren (Director of STAND) Providence, RI USA $25 WFP
Darfur Action South Carolina Team (20 Fasters from all over South Carolina) South Carolina USA $650 WFP
28 May 4 Pete Wolfe Moscow, ID USA $25 WFP
April Perkins   USA $25 WFP
Ashley Ramelow Redding, CA USA    
Marty Fromer (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
29 May 5 Adam Carpinelli Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Ursula Crawford Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Nathan somers, Jerren Massey and Jill S. (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
30 May 6 Juan Carlos Stauring Redondo Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
Anya Barnett (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
31 May 7 Gina L. Okuda-Stauring Koloa, HI USA $25 WFP
Emily Georges Gottfried Portland, OR USA $25 USA
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Maya Lewinsohn (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
32 May 8 Rachel Veerman Los Angeles, CA USA $25 WFP
Anne Benvenuti        
Rachel Spiegel (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
33 May 9 Joanne Leslie (sponsored by: Walter Johnson) Santa Monica, CA USA $330 WFP
34 May 10 Marcia Prasch Boise, ID USA $25 WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
Holland Rhodes (Team Thailand) Tracy, CA USA   WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
Susan Nichols Boise, ID USA $50 WFP
35 May 11 Rachel Veerman Los Angeles, CA USA $25 WFP
Christine Dallio Oak Lawn, IL USA $50 WFP
Cristie May Scott Seattle, WA USA $25 WFP
Thea Hayes (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
36 May 12 Tim Nonn (Founder of the Tents of Hope project) Petaluma, CA USA $25 WFP
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
37 May 13 Yelenna Ramos Isabela, Puerto Rico   $25 WFP
Hilary Langley Clackamas, OR USA   WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
Danielle Spring (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
Blake Bowyer     $25 WFP
38 May 14 Pamela Omidyar     $25 WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Jerry Fowler Washington DC USA $25 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
39 May 15 Carolyn Zook Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Karolina Cieszkowska Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Shawn Horton and Crew Wilmington, NC USA $200 WFP
Eric J. Lorie   USA   WFP
Hannah Niestradt        
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
40 May 16 Dylan Tansy Scotts Valley, CA USA $25 WFP
Tom Tansy Scotts Valley, CA USA $25 WFP
Barbars Tansy Scotts Valley, CA USA $25 WFP
Brian Tansy Scotts Valley, CA USA $25 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
41 May 17 Cheryl Zechmann Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
Holland Rhodes (Team Thailand) Tracy, CA USA   WFP
Sherry Harbert Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Natalie McClintock Gladstone, OR USA $25 WFP
David Barwinski Bronx, NY USA $50 WFP
42 May 18 Diane Koosed Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Lisa Chaliberg Blacksburg, VA USA $25 WFP
Natalie McClintock Gladstone, OR USA $25 WFP
Deborah Kaplan (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
43 May 19 Scott Lake Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Lisa Chaliberg Blacksburg, VA USA $25 WFP
Natalie McClintock Gladstone, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
44 May 20 Kendal McDonald Beaverton, OR USA $50 WFP
Alia & Joshua Hagenbach Bend, OR USA $50 WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
Becca Giovannozzi and Tasha Humayun (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
45 May 21 Pamela Omidyar   USA $25 WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Evonne Heyning     $25 WFP
Taylor Eubanks       WFP
46 May 22 Rev Gloria White-Hammond (Chairperson of ‘Million Voices for Darfur’) Boston, MA USA $25 WFP
Alysha Aziz     $30 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
47 May 23 Jo(setta) Owen Portola Valley, CA USA $25 WFP
Julie Lipson, Justin Shear, and Joanie Laporte (Team Beth Israel) Portland, OR USA   WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
48 May 24 Susan Megy Galway, Ireland IRE $25 WFP
Megan Goldner San Antonio, TX USA $25 WFP
Jeffrey Goldner San Antonio, TX USA $25 WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
Holland Rhodes (Team Thailand) Tracy, CA USA   WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
49 May 25 Emily Goldner San Antonio, TX USA $25 WFP
Amanda Goldner San Antonio, TX USA $25 WFP
Chann Noun Portland, OR USA $50 (Sponsored by Matt and Brenda Hodges) WFP
Katie-Jay Scott (fasting in solidarity with Chann) Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Izzy Director (fasting in solidarity with Chann) Beaverton, OR USA $25 WFP
Julie Sullivan (fasting in solidarity with Chann) Beaverton, OR USA $25 WFP
Carleen Xiong (fasting in solidarity with Chann) Milwaukee, WI USA $25 WFP
Chanly Bob (fasting in solidarity with Chann) OR USA $25 WFP
RS Tang (fasting in solidarity with Chann) Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Gabriel Stauring (fasting in solidarity with Chann) Redondo Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Navid Ziaie (fasting in solidarity with Chann)        
Katie Schou   USA    
Carole Jordan (fasting in solidarity with Chann) Roanoke, VA USA    
Corinne Livesay (fasting in solidarity with Chann) White Bear Lake, MN USA    
Kipp & Miriam Morrill (fasting in solidarity with Chann) Orland, CA USA    
John Doldo IV(fasting in solidarity with Chann) Watertown, NY USA    
Robin Brust        
50 May 26 Ed Goldner San Antonio, TX USA $25 WFP
Maggie Donahue Eugene, OR USA $25 WFP
Lisa Goldner San Antonio, TX USA $25 WFP
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
51 May 27 Hilary Langley Clackamas, OR USA   WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
52 May 28 Jeff Warren Dallas, TX USA $25 WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
53 May 29 Desirae Stewart (David Douglas Group) Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Rachel Lemons (David Douglas Group) Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Phuong Nguyen (David Douglas Group) Portland, OR USA   WFP
54 May 30 Diane Gandee Sorbi Redwood City, CA USA $50 WFP
Desirae Stewart (David Douglas Group) Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Rachel Lemons (David Douglas Group) Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicola Hesketh Santa Monica, CA USA $25 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
55 May 31 Robert Hadley (Clackamas High School) Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Holland Rhodes (Team Thailand) Tracy, CA USA   WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
56 June 1 Nikki Serapio Palo Alto, CA USA $25 WFP
Evonne Heyning     $25 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
57 June 2 Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Reid Rector Washington D.C. USA   WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
58 June 3 Aubrey Urdahl Portland, OR USA $50 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
59 June 4 Consuelo V. Stauring Redondo Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
Jerri Fite Mcarthur, OH USA    
60 June 5 Teresa Stauring Beverly Hills, CA USA $50 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
61 June 6 Ginny Parker Basalt, CO USA $25 WFP
Virginia Parker   USA $25 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
62 June 7 Wanda Arcos (Peace and Justice Community of St. Cross Episcopal Church) Manhattan Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
63 June 8 Margaret Li Waterloo, NY USA   WFP
Anne Guthrie and Billy Gomberg Brooklyn, NY USA    
64 June 9 Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Hilary Langley Clackamas, OR USA   WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
Jessica Vela El Paso, TX USA $100 WFP
65 June 10 Nancy Okie Madison, CT USA $25 WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
Eleasa Trifiletti       WFP
66 June 11 Rachel Veerman Los Angeles, CA USA $25 WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Elyse Park Oxford, MI USA    
67 June 12 Rev Gloria White-Hammond (Chairperson of ‘Million Voices for Darfur’) Boston, MA USA $25 WFP
Joanne Leslie (sponsored by: Walter Johnson) Santa Monica, CA USA $330 WFP
Monique L. McIntyre   USA   WFP
Anne Benvenuti        
68 June 13 Tim Nonn (Founder of the Tents of Hope project) Petaluma, CA USA $25 WFP
Mimi Schiff   USA   WFP
69 June 14 Tim Nonn (Founder of the Tents of Hope project) Petaluma, CA USA $25 WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
70 June 15 Jenae Sturgis Happy Valley, OR USA $25 WFP
71 June 16 Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Jessica Vela El Paso, TX USA   WFP
72 June 17 Carolyn Zook Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
Daniel T. Getahun St. Paul, MN USA $25 WFP
Angelica Cox Las Vegas, NV USA $25 WFP
73 June 18 Leisha Wharfield Eugene, OR USA   WFP
Aubrey Urdahl Portland, OR USA $50 WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
74 June 19 Monique L. McIntyre   USA   WFP
Karina Vanderbilt   USA $25 WFP
75 June 20 Hilary Langley Clackamas, OR USA   WFP
76 June 21 Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
77 June 22 Karine Tchakerian   USA $35 WFP
78 June 23 Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
79 June 24 Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
80 June 25 Deborah Berk Clackamas, OR USA   WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
81 June 26 Karine Tchakerian   USA   WFP
WOW (Women On Top Of The World) Los Angeles, CA USA $1000 CARE International
82 June 27 Jill Lehman Atlanta, GA USA    
83 June 28 Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
84 June 29 Jeff Barton Lake Oswego, OR USA $100 WFP
85 June 30 Randy Blazak Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
86 July 1 Noelle L’Etoile Davis, CA USA   WFP
Monica K. Chicago, IL USA $25 WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
87 July 2 Aubrey Urdahl Portland, OR USA $50 WFP
Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Caroline Bulsara Perth AUS $50 WFP
88 July 3 Monique L. McIntyre   USA   WFP
89 July 4 Ryan Lee Rieger   USA   WFP
Eric J. Lorie   USA   WFP
Brent Armstrong Chester Springs, PA USA   WFP
90 July 5 Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
91 July 6 Glenn Drinkwater Littleton, MA USA   WFP
92 July 7 Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Awareness and Action Unite Bend, OR USA $400 WFP
Claire Ellis     $25 WFP
Sarah Boston Bend, OR USA $100 WFP
93 July 8 AG Moscow, ID USA $25 WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
Awareness and Action Unite Bend, OR USA   WFP
Danielle Rainsberry Bend, OR USA $25 WFP
94 July 9 Dr. Joel Fischer Honolulu, HI USA    
Awareness and Action Unite Bend, OR USA   WFP
Jane Lovelady (Lake Oswego United Church of Christ) Lake Oswego, OR USA $50 WFP
Lyla Peterson Portland, OR USA   WFP
Shannon Keith Bend, OR USA $100 WFP
95 July 10 Pamela Omidyar   USA $25 WFP
Awareness and Action Unite Bend, OR USA   WFP
96 July 11 Moses Kariuki (Sponsored by STAND University of Idaho) Nairobi City Kenya $25 WFP
Awareness and Action Unite Bend, OR USA   WFP
Rebecca Gundzik Bend, OR USA $50 WFP
97 July 12 Monique L. McIntyre   USA   WFP
Linda Nowakowski (Team Thailand) Ubon Thailand $25 WFP
Awareness and Action Unite Bend, OR USA   WFP
Dawn Ripplinger Billings, MT USA $40 WFP
98 July 13 Karine Tchakerian   USA   WFP
Dr. Julie Rogers (fasting in solidarity with Chann) College Station, Texas USA $25 WFP
Chann Noun Portland, OR USA $25 WFP
Awareness and Action Unite Bend, OR USA   WFP
99 July 14 Amber Garrow Clackamas, OR USA $25 WFP
Gayle Rogers (Team Australia) Melbourne AUS $25 WFP
Awareness and Action Unite Bend, OR USA   WFP
Yuen-Lin Tan     $50 WFP
Wendy Watson       WFP
100 July 15 Rev Gloria White-Hammond (Chairperson of ‘Million Voices for Darfur’) Boston, MA USA $25 WFP
Gabriel Stauring Redondo Beach, CA USA $25 WFP
Katie-Jay Scott Portland, OR USA $50 WFP
Cory Preston Moscow, ID USA $25 WFP
Ellen Furstner Marcola, OR USA $25 WFP
Nicolle Frey Bakersfield, CA USA    
Scott Warren (Director of STAND) Providence, RI USA $25 WFP
Katie Schou   USA    
Cynthia Gentry Atlanta, GA USA $50 WFP
Joanne Leslie Santa Monica, CA USA $330 WFP
Diane Gandee Sorbi Redwood City, CA USA $50 WFP
Niny Khor     $250 WFP
Diane Koosed (Kol Shalom Darfur Action Group) Portland, OR USA $100 WFP
Tristen Ashly Adams Albuquerque, NM USA

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  1. Hi all,

    Gabe will no doubt post “Team Australia’s” 10 dates shortly and all I can write further to that is ……. where is Team Canada and Team U.K. ………??????????? :)

    Cheers and good luck all,

    Gayle XoXoXo

  2. Gabriel says:

    Thank you, Gayle!

    As always, you come through, and I’m looking forward to seeing what other “teams” come back with.

    We first did this 100 Day fast back in 2005, and the experience was so much more than I expected. It really brought a lot of us together with a deeper commitment to help Darfur. I really want to hear from others about how we can do better, since the genocide continues.

    Paz,
    Gabriel

  3. susan says:

    How about ‘Team Ireland?” Gayle? Unfortunately, I may be a 1-woman team, but still doing it.

    Peace to all, Susan

  4. Gayle Rogers says:

    Is that the gorgeous Miss Susan M. ?????? If it is then I think that Mr. Beyens should at least be enlisted…..and Clare M.?????

    Team Ireland sounds super though, doesn’t it?? !! :)

    And to Lisa G. and tribe…….. forget the country thing, darlin’ – “Team Goldner” is about as passionate, dedicated and amazing as it gets. (and again, the five for five idea is terrific…. I’m in!)

    with love to all,

    G.

    • Gabriel says:

      Gayle! I second you on the Team Goldner thought! Lisa and family is amazing. Day 1 is just starting for me. We’re at Portland Community College with Camp Darfur, and they just offered me breakfast…not today.

      • Lisa Goldner says:

        Okay, maybe you two should be “Team Gs!” We’ll be happy to be listed as “Team Goldner,” but last night we submitted our fast pledge for May 24, 25, 26 in groups of two Goldners per day (although it hasn’t posted, yet). Edit as needed for greatest effect! :D We really want to pledge in the names of the 11 Darfuri refugees who have recently arrived in San Antonio, to honor the extended family and friends they have left behind as refugees and IDPs. I’ll add these details ASAP.

        Of course we’ll be inviting everyone else we can to participate in this effort, as well. Thanks for leading the way with your three days, Gabe, as our new Darfuri friends tell us, “Shweyyah, shweyyah — little by little, step by step.”

        Paz,

        Lisa

  5. Gabriel says:

    Horrible news continue to come out from Darfur. We cannot let this be “normal” and be desensitized to it. From Human Rights Watch, on rape:

    http://www.hrw.org/english/docs/2008/04/03/darfur18424.htm

  6. Lenore Snodey says:

    Thank you, Gabriel and KJS. for yoour kind, encouraging words. Even though I need to keep my next fast day on May 19, I want Chan Noun to know that my thoughts will very much be very much with you on that day. I send you a warm hug. After reading all the letters, my heart is very full of both tears and gladness. I am so blessed to be working with you in this way.

    Love,

    Lenore S.
    Manhattan Beach, CA

  7. Moses Kariuki says:

    I am glad that i took part in the 2005 Fasting after Gabriel got some sponsors.
    I will be more happy to take part in this one….and be the first from Kenya to join the list.

  8. Ioana says:

    Hello,

    I am a college student andI am part of STAND.

    STAND, in partnership with Dream for Darfur, is organizing several rallies directed towards the U.S. based corporate sponsors of the Olympics. The one that I am going to be co-leading is going to be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey on the 3rd of May from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. and its target is going to be the company Johnson and Johnson.

    Anyone who might be interested in joining this effort as well, please contact me at the e-mail address- idumitru@brynmawr.edu

    Let’s keep the pressure on!

  9. Nell Okie says:

    Hi All…additional STAND/Dream for Darfur Olympic corporate sponsor protest rallies:

    Protest at Coke HQ for Darfur!
    Sunday April 27th, 2:30- 3:30 pm

    WHAT: Activists are protesting at the offices of Coca-Cola to draw attention to its silent complicity in the Darfur genocide.

    WHERE: Coca-Cola Headquarters at 711 5th Ave on the NE corner of 55th St., NYC.

    WHY: Coca-Cola, as an Olympic sponsor, has failed to use its influence with China to help end genocide in Darfur. The Beijing Olympics are a golden opportunity to convince China to bring security to Darfur by wielding its unrivaled leverage with Sudan. But China continues to underwrite the Darfur genocide by supporting the Sudanese regime. Although we do not advocate a withdrawal from the Olympics by corporate sponsors or nations, China must hear from all stakeholders in the Olympics that the Games will be tarnished by an ongoing genocide in Darfur: Beijing must use its influence to bring security to Darfur.

    Sign Up!
    http://www.dreamfordarfur.org
    james@dreamfordarfur.org
    (646)-823-2412

    Mid-May, there will be a protest rally at General Electric headquarters in Fairfield, CT.
    nell.okie@gmail.com.

    For anyone who hasn’t read about “a building in a bag”, being tested for refugee camps: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/multimedia/2005/03/66872.

    Thank you all!

    • Nell Okie says:

      URL above for “Wired” is not working…

      Need a Building? Just Add Water
      Rowan Hooper 03.15.05 | 2:00 AM

      This schematic shows how the Concrete Canvas shelter is delivered and constructed, just with the addition of air and water. The sterile structure can be set up by a single person in 40 minutes and be ready for use in 12 hours. View Slideshow In a world with millions of refugees, numerous war zones and huge areas devastated by natural disaster, aid agencies and militaries have long needed a way to quickly erect shelters on demand.

      Soon, there will be such a method. A pair of engineers in London have come up with a “building in a bag” — a sack of cement-impregnated fabric. To erect the structure, all you have to do is add water to the bag and inflate it with air. Twelve hours later the Nissen-shaped shelter is dried out and ready for use.

      The structure is intended to improve upon two current methods of providing emergency shelter: tents, which provide only poor protection, or prefabricated, portable buildings that are expensive and difficult to transport. Dubbed the Concrete Canvas, the shelter incorporates the best aspects of both forms. It is almost as easy to transport as a tent, but is as durable and secure as a portable building.

      The inventors are engineers pursuing a master’s degree in industrial design engineering at the Royal College of Art in London. William Crawford and Peter Brewin came up with the idea when they were thinking of an entry for the annual British Cement Association competition for new and innovative uses of concrete.

      They thought of an inflatable concrete tent after hearing about inflatable structures that are built around broken gas pipes to carry out repairs.

      “This gave us the idea of making a giant concrete eggshell for a shelter, using inflation to optimize the structure for a compressive load,” said Brewin. “Eggs are entirely compressive structures with enormous strength for a very thin wall.”

      The idea won second prize in the cement association competition in 2004. Crawford and Brewin, who are both engineers and have worked, respectively, for the Ministry of Defense and as an officer in the British Army, were also inspired by the plaster-of paris-impregnated bandages used to set broken bones.

      Crawford said he and Brewin have been developing the concept for 16 months and made eight full prototypes at one-eighth scale.

      The inventors filed a patent, which covers the concept of creating structures using a cement-impregnated cloth bonded to an inflatable inner surface. Full-scale production is planned and could take off soon, as Concrete Canvas is short-listed for the New Business Challenge run by Imperial College London and the Tanaka Business School. The winner of the £25,000 ($48,000) prize will be announced next week.

      The idea has already garnered several other awards, including the British Standards Institute Sustainable Design Award. This funded a trip to Uganda last year.

      The pair spent a month meeting U.N. agencies and nongovernmental organizations, visiting refugee camps and demonstrating the prototype shelter. The response has been positive.

      “If this was available now, we would buy 10 today,” said Monica Castellarnau, program head for Medicins Sans Frontieres in Uganda.

      Aid agency chiefs have been impressed by the simplicity and economy of the idea. A bag weighing 230 kilograms (approximately 500 pounds) inflates into a shelter with 16 square meters (172 square feet) of floor space. Cost is estimated at £1,100 ($2,100), while an equivalent-size Portakabin (a type of portable building widely used in the United Kingdom) costs about £4,000 ($7,700). The same-size tent costs about £600 ($1,150).

      Concrete Canvas comes folded in a sealed plastic sack. The volume of the sack controls the water-to-cement ratio, eliminating the need for water measurement. You literally just add water.

      “The shelter can also be delivered sterile,” said Crawford. “This allows previously impossible surgical procedures to be performed in situ from day one of a crisis.”

      Markus Hohl, a lecturer on the Industrial Design Engineering course, praised the successful teamwork of Crawford and Brewin. “They’ve come up with a design that integrates plastic to inflate the structure and doubles as the inner skin; a wicking fabric that draws the water in and an external resin of concrete which holds the thing together: Concrete Canvas is triple clever.”

      Gareth Jones, former product development director of the award-winning vacuum-cleaner maker Dyson, admires the design simplicity and functionality of Concrete Canvas.

      “The Concrete Canvas product tackles the key issues of portability, ease of assembly, durability and cost,” he said. “The applications in the humanitarian field are immediate and obvious, but there are many other fields where this technology could successfully be deployed.”

  10. Nell Okie says:

    “Darfur: Silent Famine in the Making”

    Eric Reeves
    April 24, 2008

    The Darfur region of western Sudan is site of the world’s largest
    humanitarian operation; it is also on the verge of famine. With an
    extraordinary annual budget, and almost four years of large-scale
    presence, the Darfur relief operation will enter the coming rainy season
    witnessing staggering numbers of malnourished civilians, particularly
    children. Much of the evidence for this impending catastrophe has been
    available for some time, but the brutal regime in Khartoum has used its
    bureaucratic powers and threats of humanitarian expulsion to intimidate
    both UN and international nongovernmental relief organizations
    (INGO’s). The most culpable silence is that of the UN children’s
    agency, UNICEF, lead agency for reporting on malnutrition in Darfur.
    This is the organization that has calculated it is better to allow
    critical humanitarian truths to be concealed than to risk offending a
    genocidal regime that has the perverse power to control humanitarian
    access.

    To be sure, there is a difficult balance that must be struck:
    self-censorship is a grim task that must be mastered to some degree by
    all who work on the ground in Darfur. But UNICEF has been guilty of a
    shameful cowardice in failing to report on rising malnutrition, already
    at highly alarming levels among children under five, levels that may
    double in the coming months according to knowledgeable UN officials.
    Much of this could have been known months ago, but UN officials have
    also confirmed that at least seven nutrition surveys conducted since
    August 2007 still await Khartoum’s permission to be released. The
    regime’s demand that humanitarians wait many months before sharing
    studies of malnutrition undermines the organizational ability to
    mobilize appropriate responses in timely fashion.

    Malnutrition rates, especially for children under five, already exceed
    emergency thresholds in much of Darfur, as they did more than half a
    year ago when UNICEF last oversaw a published malnutrition study. This
    is not surprising, given a range of reports and anecdotal evidence going
    back to the beginning of the year. The UN’s World Food Program (WFP)
    has already significantly cut rations for many recipients, inevitably
    accelerating malnutrition. At any one moment, WFP now has only half the
    food tonnage required on the road corridor from Port Sudan to Darfur,
    over 1,000 kilometers to the west. This has led WFP to announce
    recently that rations will be cut more severely in a matter of days—to
    50% of the kilo-calories required to sustain human life. Insecurity is
    responsible for this dramatic decline in transport capacity; and
    Khartoum’s refusal to facilitate deployment of a UN-authorized
    protection force is the primary reason this and other critical
    humanitarian corridors can’t be secured. WFP also lacks funds for its
    vital air service, the primary means for aid workers to travel to
    program sites amidst the desperate insecurity of Darfur.

    Humanitarians on the ground report an explosion in food prices—500
    per cent for cereals in one location—an ominous harbinger of famine.
    WFP also indicates that it is falling well short of pre-positioning
    adequate food-stocks prior to the rainy season, which coincides with the
    traditional “hunger gap” between spring planting and fall harvest.
    Many locations in Darfur become completely inaccessible during the heavy
    rainy season, and food must be in place before wadis (dry river beds)
    become raging torrents and the terrain a sea of mud.

    Last fall’s harvests were disastrous, particularly in North and South
    Darfur (three-quarters of the region’s population), and there is
    little evidence that next fall’s harvests will be better.
    Khartoum’s brutal Arab militia, the Janjaweed, keep African farmers
    from cultivating their lands through violent threats, and increasingly
    destroy crops before harvest. Growing numbers of Darfuri civilians have
    given up trying to fashion a living in such threatening circumstances
    and have migrated to camps for displaced persons that are already
    overcrowded, putting yet greater demands on an insufficient food supply.
    Even so, at any one time there may be hundreds of thousands of people
    beyond the reach of WFP. More than 3 million people are dependent to
    varying degrees on food assistance. The gains in addressing
    malnutrition achieved since major humanitarian efforts began in 2004 are
    all being lost.

    Last summer a collaborative effort by UN agencies found that Global
    Acute Malnutrition (GAM) was already above emergency thresholds: 16
    percent as of September 2007; for children 6 – 29 months old the rate
    was 21.3 percent. There is perhaps no more sensitive barometer of
    overall humanitarian conditions than GAM rates for children under five.
    Yet Khartoum is deliberately delaying the collection and dissemination
    of new GAM data. Indeed, surveys are sometimes simply denied. The wali
    (governor) of North Darfur State has arrogated to himself and a
    committee of self-appointed “experts” the right to vet malnutrition
    studies prior to release; he also unilaterally decided that nutrition
    surveys will be allowed only from May to June and October to
    November—however urgent humanitarians may find such surveys for their
    work and planning at other times.

    Despite these restrictions, designed to compromise humanitarian
    efforts, the UN says little or nothing. Ameerah Haq, the UN humanitarian
    coordinator for Sudan, and UNICEF personnel, with primary responsibility
    for reporting on malnutrition, are the most culpable, but they have too
    much company, including in New York. INGO’s can’t be more
    assertive than the UN, but privately they convey information revealing
    an extremely ominous situation—and the urgency only grows.

    Ultimately, of course, responsibility for standing up to Khartoum and
    holding the regime accountable for its many previous agreements to
    facilitate humanitarian assistance, as well as to permit unfettered
    deployment of UN-authorized security forces, belongs to the UN and
    powerful member states, especially the Security Council’s Permanent
    Five members. Theirs is the most unforgivable silence, and if it
    continues will signal acquiescence in the deaths of further hundreds of
    thousands of Darfuri civilians.

    [Eric Reeves is author of “A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in
    the Darfur Genocide”]

    Eric Reeves
    Smith College
    Northampton, MA 01063

    413-585-3326
    ereeves@smith.edu
    http://www.sudanreeves.org

    • KTJ Scott says:

      Thank you Nell, for posting these articles, especially bringing attention to WFP’s food ration situation. 1200 calories for one person for a day is not ENOUGH.

      This has gone on for too long and needs to be STOPPED.

      paz, ktj

  11. Nell Okie says:

    Hi KTJ,

    Good to hear from you! I know; it is insane.

    Posted the piece about “building-in-a-bag” structures thinking maybe we can somehow help provide Darfurians in camps with, at least, better living conditions.

    I know something is planned to coincide with the olympics, but can’t we all, as well, work on getting some network news program to provide live feed from Chad, so that we hear, asap, from the people of Darfur.

    Thanks, KTJ,
    N.

  12. Terri Grant says:

    I’m very happy to have taken part in the fast, I really do hope that we can all pull together and change things in Darfur.

    Blessings,
    Terri Grant

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