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Hand Waves in Goz Amir…

Editor’s Note: This post, written by Rachael Rapinoe originally appeared on Traveling to Eastern Chad was unique, to say the least. One flight, one helicopter ride and a short car ride later we arrived to the UNHCR compound. The land is desolate and the sun shines brighter and hotter than anything I’ve experienced. The women and children work all day collecting water, food, wood and other resources to last them until tomorrow, or a few days if they’re lucky. The men build huts and other types of infrastructure to shield them from the blistering sun. I just watch them live their lives, and observe their every move. This way of life is so different than what we’re exposed to…

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