i-ACT20 Day 15: We Will Be Back

i-ACT20 Day 15: We Will Be Back

In it for the long haul By Sara-Christine Dallain As I waited to reunite with the rest of our team in camp Iridimi, I decided to walk up a little hill to see what was beyond it. At the top, I sat a on rock and stared into the distance of eastern Chad, soaking up its...
i-ACT20 Day 14: Rest

i-ACT20 Day 14: Rest

A Day to Rest By Gabriel Stauring It’s Sunday, and we could not get a ride to the refugee camps. Actually, we could not get an armed escort, and the powers that be do not allow cars to go on their own. When I first came to eastern Chad in 2005, we arrived in...
i-ACT20 Day 12: Pillars of Touloum

i-ACT20 Day 12: Pillars of Touloum

The Village Women Built By Gabriel Stauring Touloum is visually striking. When Darfuri refugees were first brought to this area for what was supposed to be a temporary stay, they were given tents for homes.  But, tents are actually very temporary and cannot withstand...
i-ACT20 Day 11: A Smile and a Sad Laugh

i-ACT20 Day 11: A Smile and a Sad Laugh

Numbers Don’t Say It All By Gabriel Stauring I wake up to read this headline from the UN News Center: Darfur: UN humanitarian office reports mass displacement amid ongoing hostilities. I’m reading that as I’m about to go visit almost 30,000 refugees...