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How, and why, to get to a refugee camp

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It’s been a long, long day. It actually started more than two days ago. We left Los Angeles loaded with duffle bags full of soccer equipment, our clothes, and the food we’ll be eating during the almost three weeks we’ll be visiting Darfuri refugee camps close to the Chad-Sudan border.

Of course, to leave Los Angeles we had to spend some hours in the airport and on the runway—before starting our eleven-hour flight to Paris. At the Paris airport, we then had three hours of waiting, then more time on the runway—before starting our almost six-hour flight to N’