We have just left the camps and are now working our way back towards N’djamena, the capital city of Chad. In less than two days, this trip will be history, but its effect on me will be just starting. When I got my visa into Chad, there were a few things I had to leave […]
Category: i-ACT 8: June 15 – 24, 2009
i-ACT Team is back in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad for 10 consecutive days of video webcasts. They’ve arrived safely in Abeche, one step closer to the camps!
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I am going to share maybe a little too much about my team mates, and too bad if they don’t like it. I put up with their bad jokes, long-winded story telling, incomprehensible tech talk, strong body odor, and I could go on and on, so they’re going to have to put up with my […]
It feels cool to hear our team’s time out here in Eastern Chad called a “mission.” They ask, “How long is your mission?” “Where is your mission going?” I like to think that our mission never ends. When we get back to the US, our mission continues and, for the most part, becomes even more […]
Buried under Passion
I am feeling a bit down today. We were up early in Guereda this morning, even though we had a little extra time to sleep in. We packed our bags, worked in the field office a bit and headed to the air strip. We didn’t have a security escort so we took big empty cargo […]
We begin our journey home today from Guereda to Abeche to N’Djamena to Paris and finally to Los Angeles. Ian goes on to London from Paris and Eric should have already arrived home in LA. We have so many photos, so much video, and so many thoughts to share with you all about this i-ACT. […]
Many people still ask, Who or What is Darfur? I know that each and every one of us has at least 10 friends who, if we broached the subject, would ask just that. Here is your chance to invite them to learn about Darfur in 5 minutes. Email this short description (or write your own) […]
During this i-ACT we have called the White House, Special Envoy Gration and sent text messages to Secretary of State Clinton. Today is the time to bombard the White House email box. Cut the message below and Paste it to the White House Comment Box: Dear President Obama: With your election, Darfur refugees had as […]
There are about 8 cars in our convoy to Camp Kounoungo this morning. Ten people in our Toyota which has a sign that says 13 could fit; I doubt it. The scenery on the drive is all so familiar. Camp Kounoungo is the very first camp that I every went to almost a year and […]
“We run with only the clothes on our body, nothing else.” I’m trying to go through the day thinking of that first day story I have heard over and over again, the escape from Darfur. Today, I am fasting water-only. The people fleeing their village do not have time to grab provisions for the long […]