My dream i-ACT Expedition has always been to come to Eastern Chad, to these refugee camps, and help the refugees pack and go back to a peaceful home in Darfur. In my nightmares, I never thought I would be here for my 10th Expedition, with no packing day in sight. During my first few trips, […]
Category: Day 5: March 27
The refugee have lived in these so long they are beginning to build more permanent structure, but that doesn’t change their desire to return home. But as Umda explains, they cannot go back. The Government of Sudan continues to attack the people of Darfur and he asks the international community to forward and help.
Join us Tuesday March 29, 2011 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT for a live School Assembly from a Darfuri refugee school. Ask your peers about themselves, their studies, and what they want to be when they grow up!
Last December, we started iOnGround: Darfur Refugee Journalism. iOnGround puts cameras in the hands of refugees and communities displaced by violence. i-ACT shows them how to use the cameras and allows them to photograph and record their life in a camp. iOnGround is their lives through their eyes. In Camp Djabal the team caught up […]
We met Mariam on her way to the wadi, the river that runs on one side of the camp. She and her niece, Hawa, were carrying buckets and a digging tool to go collect mud for the building of a latrine at their home. We later found out that Hawa was also carrying her little […]