Today was a rought day out. My day being rough means that, emotionally, it was not easy to handle everything I was experiencing for the few hours I was out there. For the people I was visiting, it is their daily lives. Mustafa, in his serene, calming voice, told us of how the displaced people […]
Category: Day 6: Dec 26, 2006
Gabriel and Stacey visit a camp where they interview a woman who witnessed her husband get killed before her eyes while they were shopping in a market.
We ask that you use every story we collect to build a case for immediate policy change that will bring this genocide to an end. This is the most powerful evidence you need to convince your legislator that whatever is being done to help the people of Darfur, it is still not enough:
- Go here to find your legislator
- Call to make an appointment for a visit or leave your message
- At your meeting or over the phone, tell the stories as you have heard them
- Tell your legislator you want him/her to vote for any legislation that supports a real peacekeeping force in Darfur that has the mandate to protect
Keep these steps in mind as actions in the coming days will focus on communicating with elected officials.
Thanks to everyone for following us on this journey. You have no idea how good it feels to have your support. And thank you to our amazing i-ACT Team at home, making it easy for us to send all of these words and images. Yuen Lin, Carolyn, and Tsai Yi–you are vey much appreciated and […]
Eastern Chad–UNHCR compound
It’s not enough. I’ve heard that short sentence on both of my trips to these refugee camps on the Chad-Darfur border. There is some sense of stability in the camps, thanks to the heroic efforts by UNHCR, the WFP, and their partner NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations). They get a minimum ration of calories; they get […]
Happy Holidays Everyone, Today I sat on a aged straw mat that represents everything in the world to the people I am getting to know. It represents their history, daily activities, dignity and measure of the world’s concern for them. They are tattered and torn but the women we met offer us a seat on […]