Photos of Darfur
In 2009, Rabbi Abie Ingber of Xavier’s Center for Interfaith Community Engagement went to Chad to provide support and assistance to the Darfurian refugees living in the camps along the Sudanese border. During the 10 day-visit, Ingber gook many personal photographs of the three camps he visited—Gaga, Bredjing and Treguine. He also gave digital cameras to five residents and asked them to document life in the camps as they saw it.
The results provide unique perspectives on the world of the refugees. During the month of March, many of these photos are on display on the third floor of the Gallagher Student Center on campus. They were shown originally as part of Children of Hope: An Intimate Look at the Darfur Refugees and can be viewed online at www.picasaweb.google.com/rabbiabie and in Xavier magazine.
Since 2003, armed non-Arab rebels have clashed with Sudanese government forces and the Janjaweed militia, resulting in mass murder among the people of Darfur. About 400,000 people have died during the government-supported militia campaign, and thousands more have crossed the Chad-Sudanese border, ending up in the refugee camps that Ingber visited. A cease-fire has been in effect since 2010.
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