Darfur United Joy

Darfur United Joy

This blog was originally posted on darfurunited.com  We walk off of the plane and a nice, sharp cold hits us. This is not southern California, and it’s definitely not eastern Chad. Östersund, Sweden might be an odd place for an all-refugee team from Darfur to...
i-ACT21 Day 9: The Edge

i-ACT21 Day 9: The Edge

Fire Destroys Homes in Camp Goz Amer By Gabriel Stauring For a refugee family already living on the edge, I cannot imagine what it must be like to see their home and all of their few belongings go up in flames. Most of them have already experienced this trauma at...
i-ACT21 Day 8: Mariam, Idriss, Zakariya

i-ACT21 Day 8: Mariam, Idriss, Zakariya

We Want to Go Back Soon, We Need Food Now By Gabriel Stauring Mariam was only ten when she had to run away with what remained of her family, as her village was being attacked by Janjaweed. Her father, aunt, and others were killed. She, her mother, and sisters escaped...
i-ACT 21 Day 6: RESTORE 2100

i-ACT 21 Day 6: RESTORE 2100

Restore 2100: a Necessary Campaign By Gabriel Stauring Tomorrow we finally fly from N’djamena to eastern Chad and begin visiting refugee camps we first came to ten years ago. It is not a simple, one-sided story, but surprisingly, in some key areas, refugees are...
i-ACT 21 Day 5: Waiting in the Land of Plenty

i-ACT 21 Day 5: Waiting in the Land of Plenty

Still in NDJ, but Comfortable and Fed By Gabriel Stauring We’re stuck in the capital over the weekend, well beyond the time we wanted to be here. It’s bad, but we’re safe, comfortable, and fed. Breakfast is included in the hotel, so we make the most...