100 Day Fast for Darfur

Fast for Darfur – Join Me

Posted on behalf of Chann Noun, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide. Hi everyone, After having gone through an extremely terrible starvation during the Cambodian genocide era (especially in 1975) and a somewhat mild one in the refugee camps in the mid 80’s, I vowed never to experience any hungry feelings ever again after I […]

Issue 5: March 2008

Update from the Border: 11 March 08

Update: Darfur refugees who have been waiting for three weeks at the border of Chad-Sudan are being relocated to existing refugee camps near Guereda. When we were last visiting our friends, Adam, Yakoub, and Fatne in Kounougo, there were 16,188 residents. Mile held 13,500. Together there is room for no more than 10,000 more of […]

Reports from N'djamena


Before leaving California to embark on this journey (and that’s the word that most fits for my trips out to the refugee camps–journey), I told others on the on-the-ground team that it would be a life-changing experience.  I could never have thought it would reach this level of gut, mind, heart, and soul shaking that […]

Day 7: Jan 25, 2008

Catching up after a few days of travel and no internet

We have finally arrived out to Eastern Chad. It has been an experience to say the least.. To get out of the capital city of N’Djamena we had to go through the all the red tape. We waited for two days to receive all the proper authorizations and signatures from the proper authorities. Then it […]

Camp Darfur

Camp Darfur in UIUC

Jenny Byelick from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Action Darfur wrote to us about their experience bringing Camp Darfur to campus their campus! I was extremely moved and motivated by the Camp Darfur exhibit. It really illustrated the history of past genocides, and how “never again” continues to happen again and again. Yet in addition […]

Day 10: July 19, 2007

Yuen-Lin’s Day 10 journal

Sorry for posting my journal entries late! Over the past few days I’ve posted entries for all days except day 9. Thanks for your support, and here’s my entry for day 10. The past two weeks have given me a lot to digest. Nonetheless, I feel that I have gained a better grasp on the […]

Day 1: July 10, 2007

In the Air

Air France flight, LA to Paris, 10:52pm (SPT) I switched malaria pills. On my first two trips to Chad, to the refugee camps on the border with Darfur, I’ve taken the one-a-week pill. They worked well for me during the trips, with little effects on my mind or body, but they kept my head in […]


Field Report 5: From America with Love

Hello friends y familia:We’re getting ready to go back to the Chad-Darfur border and visit the refugee camps. Since being there this past January, the situation in Darfur and Chad and now the Central African Republic has not improved. It has gotten worse. Aid agencies have been under attack, forcing some of them to leave […]


Field Report 1: I Stand With Darfur on MLK Day

Video Summary People gather outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, DC to show their support for those from Darfur who continue to be denied safe return to their homes. A symbolic refugee camp tent was erected on the compound. Speeches were delivered throughout the day and at night, images from the refugee camps were projected […]

Day 6: Dec 26, 2006

Eastern Chad–UNHCR compound

It’s not enough. I’ve heard that short sentence on both of my trips to these refugee camps on the Chad-Darfur border. There is some sense of stability in the camps, thanks to the heroic efforts by UNHCR, the WFP, and their partner NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations). They get a minimum ration of calories; they get […]