15 October 2004: Listening to girls and women in Darfur’s camps
The women were all gathered together in the burning hot sun under the shade of a tent. They were working on an income generating project and were all busy with brightly covered grass they were weaving into baskets.
12-13 August 2004: Assessing the situation in West Darfur
I leave Nyala for Zalingei in West Darfur, which is an area where UNICEF has not yet been able to support many activities aside from latrines, basic drugs and medical equipment. One of the reasons is the limited capacity of implementing partners, such as national and international NGOs and the Government. Other things hampering our activities include the rain and the prevailing insecurity. We plan to assess the situation in the town and in the two IDP (internally displaced person) camps.
1 August 2004: Travelling with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors in Darfur
In a bus we drive to the plane that is going to take us to Nyala, South Darfur. When the bus stops, I can see the technicians working on the engine. The pilot is friendly and promises to call my mobile when everything is fixed. Feeling more anxious than before, we drive back to the waiting lounge
14 July 2004: Searching for water in the rainy season
Today I’m writing about the situation of primary education in the camps. The majority of schools that have been constructed are made out of thatch woven from grasses collected by women and girls from the surrounding countryside. The structure, which costs around US $300 and is called a “rekuba,” is very easy to make and maintain, there are some problems.
12 July 2004: The struggle for shelter in Darfur
I travel with some UNICEF colleagues in a small convoy with the required minimum of two vehicles to Zalengi in West Darfur to assess the situation in the camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) near the town.
2 juillet 2004 – Scènes d’horreur dans un dessin d’enfant
Les dessins d'Asma ont changé radicalement lorsqu'on lui a donné un crayon rouge. Des fleurs ont commencé à éclore, le soleil est apparu . et du sang a coulé des corps.
10 June 2004: Major measles immunization campaign in Darfur
There is little to cheer about in Darfur right now. Fighting has displaced more than one million people, leaving them in horrific conditions, with malnutrition rapidly rising and death hovering over bulging camps for displaced people.
1 June 2004: Despite being forced to flee, Adam dreams of a better future
Adam Babiker is a bright-eyed thirteen-year-old boy, one of the few children who had already begun to learn to read and write in his home village of Korlei, south Sudan. He is a member of the Fur tribe, who have fled their homes en masse in what appears to be a forced relocation of several ethnic groups by nomadic, armed tribes.
19 mai 2004: de terribles conditions pour les déplacés a El Fasher
Le dernier arrêt de notre voyage à l'intérieur des trois Etats de Darfour c'est El Fasher dans le nord du Darfour. Nous nous sommes rendus dans différents camps qui illustrent bien le dilemme moral auquel doivent faire face les agents humanitaires.
18 mai 2004 : Apporter une aide d'urgence au Darfur
Aujourd'hui, nNous avons visité le Camp Mornei dans l'Ouest du Darfur où l'UNICEF soutient des projets d'éducation et d'approvisionnement en eau. Sur la route qui mène au camp, nous avons traversé deux villages qui avaient été détruits par les Janjaweed, des miliciens armés qui à cheval ou à dos de chameau, ont fait des ravages partout au Darfur.
15 mai 2004: travaillant sept jour sur sept pour delivrer des provisions
Je me suis rendue dans le Darfour afin de visiter nos trois bureaux extérieurs de Nyala, Geneina et El Fasher. Le personnel national et international a accompli une tâche extraordinaire au cours de ces derniers mois, travaillant plus de huit heures chaque jour, sept jours sur sept.