Of the roughly sixty million refugees worldwide, a little less than 15 million work with the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR – the agency responsible for most of the refugee referral to third countries – on their resettlement. And just a small fraction of those go through the complex resettlement process in the United States that can take […]
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i-ACT has teamed with the Enough Project, Humanity United and 75 other international human rights groups to demand the United States pursue a new approach to achieving peace in Sudan and South Sudan. The letter, sent to Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and National Security Advisor […]
I haven’t had much of a chance to write anything since we arrived here in Chad. There has been so much to do, from always trying to get the best shot to trying to effectively convey what went on each day in a 2-minute video that won’t be too expensive to upload via satellite, since […]
Over the past decade, the people of Darfur have suffered through a devastating genocide, have been forced to flee their homes by the millions, and innocent men, women and children in Darfur suffer continuing attacks, many of which are launched by the Government of Sudan. While promising peace talks for Darfur are currently being held […]
I first met Selma in January 2008, on my very first trip to the refugee camps. She was the only girl in the Level 6 class, and she hardly spoke any English. She studied with fifteen boys, and every single one of them asked us for more education. At that time, they were studying at […]
Can you hear me now?
Back home, I’m connected at all times. My Blackberry is attached to my hand. I don’t think it could fall out, even if I tried to drop it. My Mac is control central for all my activities and communication. E-mails, blogs, tweets, Facebook posts, and many more forms of reaching out and listening in are […]
On August 5, 2010, Senators Feingold and Collins introduced a concurrent resolution in support of genocide and mass atrocity prevention. The resolution recognizes “the United States national interest in helping to prevent and mitigate acts of genocide and other mass atrocities against civilians, and supporting and encouraging efforts to develop a whole of government approach […]
Rahma was so excited to receive a camera for the day. He enthusiastically taught his sister, Zaineb, and Bashir how to use the ‘quick camera’ (still camera), as they call it, and Bashar to use a video camera. The quick cameras, like most found in the United States, also record video, but we thought to […]
4 More Reasons
Reason #4: Little boys have a right to a future that doesn’t include child soldier recruitment Reason #5: Darfuri children have a right to a good education that will help them build a better Darfur. (Obama School’s first new classrooms supported by people like you.) Reason #6: Adef’s twins, Bashir and Bashar, now seven, appear […]
Launch of MY HOME a Success!
The launch of i-ACT’s new exhibit, MY HOME: A Walk Through Children’s Memories of Darfur on September 19th, Global Day of Action for peace in Sudan, was a success! Check out videos, photos and reflections from the event on the SGN Blog. MY HOME has been requested in cities across the United States. We are […]