Today, Thursday June 18, 2009, Secretary of State Clinton will be attending a special event for World Refugee Day in Washington D.C. with Angelina Jolie, Anderson Cooper, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Anontio Guterres. i-ACT will be bringing our friend Rahma from Chad, through video, to meet Secretary of State Clinton. You […]
Category: Day 4: June 18, 2009
The team searches for an old friend in Camp Djabal, mixed emotions. Technology gives a group in the US an unfiltered look at current conditions and feelings.
There’s a new kind of cool to me. It’s refugee cool. It’s not the type of cool you see in New York or LA night clubs, it’s not the attitude or the clothes or the accessories…it’s not having the new Wii game…it’s not the overly dressed yet laid back hipsters…it’s not even Wyclef or Lauryn […]
Rahma! Rahma is one special boy. If you meet him once, you will remember him. “He is clever,” the teachers tell us. Rahma’s smile is what gets you first, but there is so much beyond that positive exterior. He is very thoughtful. He thinks about the outside world and wonders about his future in this […]
When I was younger, and voicing my concerns about a situation, I would whine, “It’s not fair.” And my mother would simply state the truth, “life is not fair.” My complaints were trivial, but her answer could not have been more true. All the paths of a refugee camp end up looking the same. Especially […]