Word on Ahmat


I recently received an e-mail from Ali, an aid worker at camps Mile and Kounoungo.  He gave me word on Ahmat, the English speaking young man we met on Day 11 of i-ACT. Ahmat is OK, working a few hours a day at a “restaurant” in the camp.  He is no longer studying English, since his teacher left for Sudan.  His father is also in Sudan.  Workers told us that “being in Sudan” many times means that they are either dead or fighting with the rebels. We do not know for sure in this case. Ahmat lives with his mother, two sisters, Mayadine and Yihad, and a brother, Moujahid.  His mother was pregnant when his village was attacked, but she lost the baby because of the traumatic event.  Ahmat’s family had many animals, but they were killed by the Janjaweed. Their 51 camels were killed.

Gabriel co-founded Stop Genocide Now in 2005, which gave birth to i-ACT in 2009.

He became involved in the situation in Darfur out of a sense of personal responsibility. He believes the power of community and compassion, combined with personal empowerment, can bring about meaningful change.

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