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-ACT 21 Day 7: To the East We Go!

i-ACT 21 Day 7: To the East We Go!

From N’Djamena to Koukou By Felicia Lee So today we were up at around 4am, in order to gather our things and ensure that we were completely ready to go by 5am. We were picked up by our friend Max, as well as a UNHCR van. Our team had to split up at the airport, since...
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...
i-ACT20 Day 15: We Will Be Back

i-ACT20 Day 15: We Will Be Back

In it for the long haul By Sara-Christine Dallain As I waited to reunite with the rest of our team in camp Iridimi, I decided to walk up a little hill to see what was beyond it. At the top, I sat a on rock and stared into the distance of eastern Chad, soaking up its...
i-ACT20 Day 14: Rest

i-ACT20 Day 14: Rest

A Day to Rest By Gabriel Stauring It’s Sunday, and we could not get a ride to the refugee camps. Actually, we could not get an armed escort, and the powers that be do not allow cars to go on their own. When I first came to eastern Chad in 2005, we arrived in...