Download this profile to print Mahamat Future Athlete Camp Oure Cassoni Nationality: Sudanese Mahamat’s story is one of thousands of Darfuri children. Unless we act to return him to his home, and, as his mother says, keep a fire under Bashir, he will never know another place but the run down schools and fields of […]
Category: Darfur Athlete Profiles
Stop Genocide Now along with Switch over to Darfur organized a mini-olympics for the children of Camp Oure Cassoni.
Print postcards with drawings of Darfuri children (or use the originals here to make your own) and the Athlete Profiles below and send to your representative with a hand written note, which are more likely to reach their desk. Ask them to support the recent efforts of International Criminal Court Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo to prosecute President al-Bashir. Our leaders have a moral responsibility to protect innocent civilians that are not protected by their own governments.
Download a printable copy Husna Head of Household Camp Oure Cassoni Sudanese Husna carries the blue UNHCR card which states how many family members are registered, and therefore, how much food they will recieve this month for 5. Who knows how many unregistered people she has to feed. Every month she lines up with her […]
Download a printable copy Coaches and Teachers Camp Oure Cassoni Sudanese The Coaches and Teachers of Darfur have a tough job. The schools in Camp Oure Cassoni are in shambles. Steel poles and wooden sticks provide the frame for each classroom. Mix matched tarps are strewn together in an attempt to create four walls and […]
Download this profile to print Abdulsalam Refugee in Camp Oure Cassoni Nationality: Sudanese Abdulsalam lives in a camp of 27,000 people. He and his friends have one soccer ball to play with. Behing him you can see their soccer pitch, one of sand and hard earth. The harsh environment of the desert, and the hot […]
Download this profile to print Maht Attends primary school Refugee in Camp Oure Cassoni Nationality: Sudanese Maht lives in the furthest zone of his camp. Although there is sand everywhere, the refugees who were resettled here, feel the sand encroaching on them each and every day; more so than in other zones. Houses, built of […]
Download this profile to print Shephadine Refugee in Camp Oure Cassoni Nationality: Sudanese Shephadine came wheeling around the corner when we spotted him. He plays the preferred sport in refugee camps – wheel frames that can be turned with sticks, plastic bottles, or whatever they can find. Like all kids, refugees love to play games. […]
Download this profile to print Amira Age: 8 Refugee in Camp Oure Cassoni Nationality: Sudanese Amira was the track and field champion of the day, out running her fellow students in a race across the soccer pitch. All together 10 girls participated in today’s races. They began with a Sudanese Opening Ceremony: walking through the […]
Download this profile to print For five years children have attended school in tarped, stick structures. They have spent their morning break on this basketball court, and soccer field, playing with anything they can find including plastic bags filled with sand, old soda cans, and metal wheel frames. Their swing sets have no swings, only […]
Download this profile to print Issa Age: 14 Refugee in Camp Oure Cassoni Nationality: Sudanese How Issa got to Camp Oure Cassoni When asked who destroyed his village, Issa will tell you, the President of Sudan. Four years ago, Issa’s village Darfur was attacked by Sudanese soldiers and the Janjaweed. With machetes, the men tore […]
Download this profile to print Farha Age: 14 Refugee in Camp Oure Cassoni Nationality: Sudanese Her Story and family Farha father was killed during the attack that destroyed her village. Sudanese government helicopters and planes broke the silence right at dawn, swooping in, dropping bombs and shooting bullets. Then the Janjaweed rode in on camels […]