This was our first day in camp Farchana and it couldn’t have been more exciting. Below is 20 minute video that only covers about half of what occurred. We will try an play catch up tomorrow and keep you up to speed with the amazing developments. Your Loving Eastern Chad Global Citizens!
Yesterday we went to out to the UNHCR sub office Goz Beida which oversees to camps Djabal and Goz Amer. Djabal is home to about 15,500 Refugees Goz Amer is home to about 20,000 Refugees Plus there about 120,000 IDP’s or Internally Displaced Persons Eastern Chad refugee camp populations If you’re like me you’re probably […]
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We have finally arrived out to Eastern Chad. It has been an experience to say the least.. To get out of the capital city of N’Djamena we had to go through the all the red tape. We waited for two days to receive all the proper authorizations and signatures from the proper authorities. Then it […]
I find myself awake again a 3:00 in the morning having lied in bed for sometimegazing out the window watching for the first signs of dawn to creep into the night sky. Like a old friend, I hear the rooster I have heard each morning calling in the distance. However, it is not the roosters […]
Today we explored the local market, did some electronics shopping, and toured a local English Library. It was very informative and I feel as if I am getting a much better grasp on the situation in N’Djamena. To start I found out that I left a fire wire cable for the video camera back in […]
I loved the movie Blood Diamond for so many reasons. It was conspiracy based, incredibly informative and exciting. Plus it had Leo in it, what’s not to Love. The catch phrase from the movie was TIA, This is Africa. Which after 24 hours in Chad, I can’t say I have been involved in any international […]
Feeling the gentle light of the early morning dawn, I lie still in that half way place between dream and wake as I vaguely remember dreaming all night that someone must have a pet monkey in the next room. Then as I slowly gain consciousness, I hear clicking noises out the window and realize the […]
After months of preparation and me doing the best packing job of my life we finally landed in Chad after 24 hours in transit. Traveling from LA to Paris to Chad has been a fascinating and wild ride. I didn’t sleep for the first 19 hours because I was so full of anticipation and excitement […]