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Farchana Refugee Camp

We Have Not Forgotten

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

Nine years ago, in a calculated effort to ethnically cleanse the Darfur region of Sudan of its non-Arab population, the Sudanese government incentivized the Janjaweed militia to carry out a genocide.

Holding it Close to the Mat

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

The part of our trip that was most important had nothing to do with words or translators or statistics or dollars; rather, what was important was that we sat on the mat listening, touching, and being present with the women.

The End of the World

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

There's dust everywhere: on the ground, on our clothes, in our eyes and even in our rooms. It is desolate here. It feels like, if not God, then certainly the world has forgotten this place.

Hard to Leave

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

As much as I miss my son and am certainly ready for a meal that consists of more than rice and sauce and a day when I am not covered in dust, I feel very sad to have the trip end.

Forward With Intention: Solar Cooker Project

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

When humanitarian organizations provide aid to refugee or survivor populations, there must be thought given as to the impact of those services on the surrounding communities.

Friends Old and New

Diana Buckhantz | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Diana Buckhantz

In Congo, I found that despite everything that had happened to them, the women still shared hopes and dreams rooted in the same basic human concerns -- for the future, for their children, and for peace.

Focusing on Farchana

Janice Kamenir-Reznik | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Janice Kamenir-Reznik

With no more words, they understood why we cared and why we had travelled half way around the world to comfort them, to bear witness to their suffering, and to assure them that their voices are heard and will be carried back to our homes.