Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared on iactivism.org i-ACT visited the “new arrival” area in refugee camp Goz Amer. Over 2,000 people have been living in improvised huts since May 2013, having escaped extreme violence in Darfur. They now join the over 300,000 refugees that have been living in camps in eastern Chad for almost […]
As Darfur is experiencing a dramatic spike in violence on the tenth anniversary of the crisis, Susan Rice and Samantha Power have been appointed National Security Adviser and Ambassador to the United Nations respectively. In their new positions, they will have the unique opportunity to directly impact the U.S. and world’s response to the dire […]
I have been saying this quite often, where it has become something of a mantra for this trip. In Tchad (as you see Chad written out here), you have to roll with it. Things seldom go the way you would like them to or even the way you expect, even if you don’t like what you expect! […]
The i-ACT team visits Camp Kounoungo. Gabriel meets up with his old friends Jacoub and Fatne.
The i-ACT team spent the last day in camp Goz Amer working on multiple projects that will improve education and connect students from around the world.
If you type the word magnificent into a Thesaurus, in return you will get a list of adjectives that will describe my day. If you type the name Umbda into the Thesaurus, nothing will come back in return. However, the words that could be there are; amazing, leader, servant, savior, teacher, inspiring, courageous, moving, loving, […]
The i-ACT team finally arrives in Kou Kou, the forward operating base for UNHCR in Camp Goz Amer.
The i-ACT 11 team introduces themselves and talks about their mission.
i-ACT is departing on its eleventh expedition to Eastern Chad to bring technology, educational materials, and sports equipment to Darfuri refugees living in camps along the Chad-Darfur border. With tensions rising and rumors of looming civil war between Sudan and newly seceded South Sudan, the team faces an uncertain level of danger. i-ACT founder Gabriel […]
Last December, we started iOnGround: Darfur Refugee Journalism. iOnGround puts cameras in the hands of refugees and communities displaced by violence. i-ACT shows them how to use the cameras and allows them to photograph and record their life in a camp. iOnGround is their lives through their eyes. In Camp Djabal the team caught up […]