Celebrating 15 (+1)!

Celebrating 15 (+1)!

When Abdulaziz told me that the refugees were going to celebrate my 15th trip to the camps in Eastern Chad, I thought he was being polite and that they were happy that I was coming.

Christmas Day Dreams

Christmas Day Dreams

It’s Christmas day here in the refugee camp in east Chad. I wanted to know what dreams my seven children have and want to be realized. My elder son said that he needs education; when I asked why he answered to be a man and lead abetter live. I asked what is...
Refugee Camp Dream

Refugee Camp Dream

Mothers, fathers, and teachers have been telling me that they can only maintain hope because of the hope their children represent. While in the camps, they want their children to grow strong and educated, so that they can be the future of Darfur. They would tell me...
Flirting With Danger

Flirting With Danger

My return trip to Chad has been a bit surreal.  The last time I was here,  I was evacuated from my N’Djamena hotel by French military in an armored HV after two days of rebel attacks on the city – and one very intense moment as the rebels plastered our...
Angels in the Sand

Angels in the Sand

“Angels in the Sand” is the story of the people of Darfur, in the refugee camps in Sudan and Chad, who have endured atrocities and hardships most of us would be unable to even imagine. The animated slideshow provides a glimpse into the consequences of one...