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The 15

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on by i-ACT Director & Co-Founder Gabriel Stauring.

The Darfur United Men have a wonderful message for all the DU Supporters. Video: Gabriel Stauring / i-ACT

Scroll down to watch the video of Iggy and the DU squad give thanks to you, the DU Supporters. Video: Gabriel Stauring / i-ACT

The 15 come from Darfur, but they were children when they left their homeland. They now carry a label that does not define them: refugee. The 15 players of Darfur United are individuals, complex and fascinating, and they have hopes and dreams that break free, beyond the confines of their refugee camp homes.

They are refugees, but they are so much more. The 15 are also football players, and they are Darfur United teammates. But that is far from enough for defining them. Among the 15, we have: comedians, poets, singers, dancers, teachers,