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 […]
Category: Day 8: Jan 26, 2008
Gabriel, Katie-Jay, Josh and Jeremiah share their thoughts as they travel from Djabal to Farchana. En Français »
2008 is a big year in the White House. This is President Bush’s last year to step up his commitment and action for Darfur as it will shape his legacy for the coming years. In addition to increasing our pressure on President Bush, we must also ask the candidates running for the next presidency to take concrete, specific and timely action for Darfur.
Blog a question for the Debates at these candidate websites, and use these potential topics as a guide. For those in South Carolina, join the “South Carolina Votes for Darfur” Facebook group!
G’s Journal—day 8Today was another travel day, and we felt it. We left Goz Beida and Camp Djabal a lot later than I would have wished for, 1:15pm. That made it way too tight for traveling from Abeche to Farchana by car. We flew in to Abeche at about 2pm, with a few errands to […]
Eagerness? Lack of Patience?
Day 8 From the sky above, I can barely see the dried up wadi, instead I follow the trees and green shrubs of its watershed and tributaries as we leave Goz Beida heading to Abeche, then off to Gaga and Farchana. We pass a massive flood plain with splinter-like rows of green extending across the […]