Gabriel and the team visit Guisma’s family in camp Djabal. She has grown a lot since Gabriel first met her but is still much too small for a girl of her age due to the meager rations provided to the refugees. thankfully, her knowing smile is as wide as ever. You can learn more about […]
A short video blog from Goz Beida in eastern Chad.
My return trip to Chad has been a bit surreal. The last time I was here, I was evacuated from my N’Djamena hotel by French military in an armored HV after two days of rebel attacks on the city – and one very intense moment as the rebels plastered our hotel with their machine guns. […]
The i-ACT 11 team introduces themselves and talks about their mission.
Despite their best efforts, the team is still stuck in N’Djamena after some airplane trouble. On top of that, it looks like only some of the luggage will make it to Kou Kou the following day. Traveling through Chad can be unpredictable at best and purgatory-like at worst but it pales in comparison to refugees’ […]
After almost seven years of Darfur activism, what are we doing wrong? The people I first met in harsh refugee camps in 2005 are still there, in the camps. Actually, they have been joined by tens of thousands more, and hundreds of thousands more are now neighbors to the millions that already were living in […]
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 […]
i-ACT team members Gabriel, James, and Estelle depart on Saturday March 19th for i-ACT’s tenth trip to the Darfuri refugee camps on the Chad-Darfur border! Buky Williams, Coordinator of the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program, will join i-ACT for their two week journey. The team’s primary trip goal is to deliver the second CommKit […]
After sitting here for a while in my comfortable living room, fingers hovering over my keyboard, I tried eagerly to come up with some compelling testimony of why I’m a Darfur/Sudan activist. It’s the moment that I realized that while I’m in my comfortable living room, there are men, women, and children half a world […]
There is much excitement as i-ACT 10 gets ready to depart. This trip feels very special to the team because we are beginning the fulfillment of a long standing need for books in the camps. We are launching The i-ACT Refuge(e)-Reading Project. This project allows us to bring books via Kindles to the children without […]