Category: i-ACT 7: March 23 – Apr 1, 2009
Gabriel, Katie-Jay and Yuen-Lin are heading back to Chad amidst the chaos of humanitarian groups being forced out of Darfur. Join them (and get your friends to join us too!) on their journey back to the camps, to meet new friends, and rejoin old ones. As usual, we will have daily actions which are even more important in these pressing times.
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It has been more than a year since I met Adef and his beautiful family, but he received me at his home with such joy and recognition that it felt as if we were best friends, reuniting after a short time apart. The smile on my face lasted a few minutes, until he told us […]
by katie-jay scott 3 april 2009 dirty clothes with holes that expose malnourished tummys and our failure as humanity common colds cracked skin and bumps ordinary for children everywhere possibly deadly for those here animal feces, garbage, dead carcasses sprawl the camp paths only a few of many lucky enough to wear shoes families grow […]
YL’s Day 10 journal
Dear friends and family, Watching the slide-show Gabriel put together to conclude this i-ACT, it felt different than at the end of my last trip to Chad. More connected. More a part of the family. Sadder, but also happier. Wanting very much to return soon. Recognizing more faces, and the warmth that comes with that. […]
believe, therefore act
Reading again the transcript from Dajhima’s interview brought tears to my eyes. In person, she is one of those people who you instantly connect with. Her arms open, waving her hands, clasping mine and repeating her daughters name, Khadija (also shared by me :), with laughter in between. She repeats the regular greetings, Assalammualaikum, Alhamdulillah… […]
So many faces.
I have all these little faces floating through my mind. The children of camp Djabal are special, just like my two little ones back home. It’s been a rough, productive, exhausting, beautiful, sad, exhilarating trip. I just saw little Guisma’s face on the slide-show I put together. I wonder if she thinks about her baby […]
Thirst and Dehydration
Fluids enter the body by mouth but they exit in several ways: urination, sweating, breathing and absorption or elimination by the digestive tract. When there is not enough going in or too much leaving, the effects range from mild to drastic.A shortage of fluids causes the body to immediately conserve whatever is already stored in […]
Even though this i-ACT is wrapping up, our activism cannot. We must continue to be strong through our actions for Darfur. As Suliemen from Djabal said, “We have great CONFIDENCE in you to help us.” We cannot let our friends down. Three things you can do today! 1. Commit to remaining a super activist by […]
Pictures from today
Just a bit sad
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed tonight. I have been trying to think about what to write and how to write it for some hours now. I guess I will just let my fingers type and see what comes of it. Tomorrow, we leave after six amazing days in this refugee camp. Six days that […]