Today’s Action Call the President. 1 (202) 456-1111 Use this script (or your own words) “Hi. My name is ______, from ______, I am calling to encourage the President to take stronger measures to support civilian protection in Darfur. I feel the U.S. is neglecting its responsibility to protect innocent victims of violence in Darfur. […]
Category: Day 3: Nov 23, 2005
Flying to Abeche, a few hours away from the camps. Street scenes. Afternoon briefing with Jean-Marie, senior field coordinator of UNHCR.
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Tomorrow, we will show you life in Abeche. This city has grown tremendously due to the influx of NGO’s coming to work with the Darfur refugees. The hope of employment here brings people from all over Chad to this town in the sand. Among these job seekers, we found Akaye, our translator. He will travel […]
If someone could volunteer a little time, I have the following request that will help everyone reading this blog, and me, put things into context. I would like for someone to do a little research on Chad. It does not have to be extensive, just some of the basics, some bullet points on poverty, health, […]
I miss my family. My wife, Zahara, has been sending me text messages to our satellite phone and e-mails to the one account we download now and then. I’ve been away for a week now. It is the first time in four years that I miss Mimi’s soccer game. Zahara told me that she scored […]
The kind people at the WFP assisted us in getting on their N’Djamena to Abeche flight. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting on the right hand seat of row six, right over the wing of this eighteen seater. On Chris’ side of the plane, you can see “United Nations” on the wing. It feels so […]
It is too late, or too early, to go to sleep now. We stayed up setting up the upload for day two of i-ACT. Before that, we did the final edits. It has not been easy here in N’D. The city rations the electricity, so we have to be very careful about always charging our […]