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i-ACT20 Day 9: Perspectives from Darfur’s Refugees

Looking for Solutions, In the Land of Not Enough

By Gabriel Stauring


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There are over 300,000 Darfuri refugees in camps that dot the border between Chad and Sudan.  Most of them have been here since 2004, but many keep arriving. This region is not meant to support this many people, especially concentrated in such small areas. The environment just can’t take it. There’s not enough!

It was wonderful to visit with a group of refugee women that are working to be a part of the solution.  They run the Tchad Solaire workshop, where they assemble solar cookers and train refugees, mostly mothers, to use them.