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  • As I write this, its Sunday. I’m working, but happily so. A day of rest is conducive to sitting with my computer, coffee and no distractions. I know I’m not the only one. It‘s safe to say the i-ACT team rarely stops. I receive emails at all hours and days of the week. But again, happily so. I sit […]

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  • Huffington Post recently posted this article by i-ACT’s Executive Director Gabriel Stauring: “We are ready to fight with you,” a young Darfuri refugee living in Chad tells us in early June, 2014. His homeland, Darfur, has again exploded with violence. Actually, the violence has not stopped since 2003, when the world first started paying attention […]

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  • DARFUR UNITED is not just a soccer/football team, but it’s the real Darfur voice, and a credit to the people of Darfur, and we are heroes looking for dreams, for a chance to represent every Darfuri that has been a victim of genocide, and we are the most amazing team/group and family ever. Iggy, Darfur […]

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  • i-ACT has teamed with the Enough Project, Humanity United and 75 other international human rights groups to demand the United States pursue a new approach to achieving peace in Sudan and South Sudan. The letter, sent to Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and National Security Advisor Susan […]

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  • This blog was originally posted on DarfurUnited.com by Katie-Jay Scott. It’s hard to tell where the journey of Darfur United began. I can reference when we first discussed the idea at Good Stuff in Hermosa Beach with i-ACT’s Ian Harrington. I can recall when Coach Mark Hodson first stepped onto the sandy pitch in refugee […]

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  • Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on DarfurUnited.com by Sara-Christine Dallain. It’s my golden birthday year! I’m far from home, friends and family, but I have the privilege of spending my golden day in N’djamena, Chad with the Darfur United team and Gabriel Stauring! It was another day of stress for our team, but […]

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  • Editor’s Note: This blog was originally posted on DarfurUnited.com by Sara-Christine Dallain. The team has arrived in N’Djamena and they are all in good spirits! Gabriel and I went to visit them at the compound that is their temporary home for a couple nights. We found them lounging, hiding from the hot sun, and playing […]

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  • 1. Hope is real. It turns into action, and it comes in the shape of a football. 2. The thought of seeing your children go to sleep at night after a whole day without eating is horrifying. But a mother gets up in the morning and fights, and fights, and fights. 3. You know that […]

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  • Editor’s Note: This post was originally posted on DarfurUnited.com by Alex Nuttall-Smith, Darfur United’s Athletic Trainer How do I predict what a Darfur United player might need medically? What sort of injuries will I need to treat? Which on-field soccer medical treatments will I need to perform? The theme is “be prepared.” Therefore, the players, […]

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  • Editor’s note: This video was originally posted on DarfurUnited.com. DU2014 Last Day of in-Camp Training from i-ACT on Vimeo. Darfur United’s 15-man squad had its last training day at camp Djabal. The refugee community came to send them off to Sweden.

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  • They packed up their potential, a pair of cleats, and headed out to bring hope, inspiration, and attention to the displaced people of Darfur. This is how I imagine the team tomorrow morning as they prepare and pack to begin their journey to Sweden. They have an early start. At 5:30 am, they’ll squeeze in […]

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  • Moving again. We’ve spent five days here at Kou Kou. We visited the Little Ripples school, and I was blown away by the work the teachers were doing with their students. Pure joy is what I felt when I saw them singing and laughing together, doing breathing and movement exercises, and learning numbers and letters—all […]

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  • Editor’s note: This blog was originally posted on LittleRipples.org by Sara-Christine Dallain. Today we wrapped up our one-year assessments at Little Ripples! What a productive few days. Afterwards, we got to spend some time with our refugee interviewers. Nathan was able to thank each interviewer individually, get some group pictures and let them know that […]

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