Day 2: June 16, 2009

Dried Veins

As we fly from Abeche to Goz Beida, I begin to feel at ease; we are on our way and soon will be among old friends. This journey is now familiar. Out my window in the plane, trees grow near dry tributaries that stretch across the sand like the veins of a drying country. Small […]

i-ACT i-ACT 8: June 15 - 24, 2009 Take Action

Action: World Refugee Day – Saturday June 20, 2009

World Refugee Day (WRD) is a time of celebration. To honor the survivors who were forced fled their homes and sought refuge and safety from violence. To recognize them as part of us. WRD is also a time to reflect on the root causes of mass atrocities and solutions to bring those who were forced […]

Day 0: Preparations

Made it to Abeche!

As always, it’s quite an adventure just to make it even close to a camp. It is now June 14th here. We left Los Angeles on June 10th. We are closer to our first camp, but still a flight and a short drive away–two more days. It is really good to be traveling with our […]

i-ACT i-ACT 8: June 15 - 24, 2009

Join Us. Be i-ACT.

Dear Friends and Family, Tomorrow I board an Air France flight to Paris, then N’Djamena, and within a few days will reach Camp Djabal. I feel rather calm in our preparations for this trip, although I may be leaving many things unfinished. I think mostly I am simply beginning to protect myself because I know […]

Actions Day 2: June 11, 2008

Action: World Refugee Day

In the United States, 2008 is an election year. For the international refugee community, 2008 is the year of Protection. In one week, on June 20th, we celebrate World Refugee Day, and kick-off a year focused on the theme of protection: \prə-ˈtekt\ to cover or shield from exposure, injury, damage, or destruction. We, as Global […]