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Message from Darfur Refugee Leader, Urging Continuous Pressure

Hello my friend How are you ? I get your messages. Thank you all of you for your best efforts you doing towards margins in Darfur. Really we appreciate the great role of SGN organization and others beside them. Refugees are very happy when they heard you are going to make July 22/23 an international […]

Day 1: December 9

Why Darfur…Again? 100 Reasons Why

Didn’t we take care of Darfur years ago? Isn’t it more important to deal with the North-South conflict, only a month away from the referendum? Why Darfur, again? Why Darfur, now? Starting today, tune in to i-ACT9, webcasting from the Chad-Darfur border for eleven consecutive days, and 100 reasons why we should act for peace, […]

Day 0: Preparations

Ah, Beautiful Paris…Airport. On Our Way to Chad!

This is my ninth time flying to Paris. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, shopping and fine dining. Nope. Paris is just a necessary stop on our way to the capital of Chad, N’Djamena, and–eventually–the refugee camps in the East, along the Chad-Sudan border. In Paris, I only get to see the airport, which is pretty […]

i-ACT i-ACT 9: Dec 2010

i-ACT Returning to the Camps!

Our i-ACT team is gearing up to return to the Darfur refugee camps on the Chad-Darfur border in late 2010. We will be uploading same day web casts, creating personal relationships between advocates around the world and survivors, and implementing i-ACT Exchange and CommKit. Our team will also be establishing the school to school relationships […]

Issue 16: June 2010

World Refugee Day DVD & Videos!

The i-ACT team put together a series of videos that you can share at your World Refugee Day (WRD) event or meet-up. It will help provide a sense of life in the refugee camps on the Chad-Darfur border, and keep the Sudanese Diaspora connected to their community back home. It can be played on a […]

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Looking at Drawings and Counting Dots

A friend just took digital pictures of panels we have with drawings by Darfuri refugee children.  This is a batch of 26 panels, from the many dozens that we took with us to the Chad-Darfur border.  We handed them out to kids at the camps and gave them some markers, with no other instructions. I […]

Day 10: June 24, 2009 Take Action

Day 10 Action: Darfur 101

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) […]

Reports from Abeche

Commitment and ACTION

At the end of writing this I realized I had started a short diatribe, and so if you don’t get to the end, I thought I would add the punch line here: Even though i-ACT5 did not make it into the camps, PLEASE, for all the innocent civilians caught in this crisis, CONTINUE EACH DAY […]

Day 4: June 13, 2008

An Update from the border of Chad-Darfur

Around 5,000 newly resettled refugees have begun to build 2-3 kilometers from the Chad-Darfur border. They are not concentrated but rather spread out in small pockets, sometimes only a few families huddle together near a wadi – which are soon to be filled with water as the rainy season has already begun. Another 5,000 or […]

Reports from N'djamena

g’s Journal—last from Africa

5 February 2008 According to plans, I would have been home three days ago. I know that I must have sounded redundant and boring when telling my three travel partners that many time, if not always, things just do not go as planed in Chad. This journey has taken this notion to the extreme. Clichés […]