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Before the day begins.

Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | Views [623]

The most pleasant time of the day is before the sun rises. Just that moment, where it's dark enough to be night, but birdsong indicates daybreak. Where the glow over the east contrasts the darkness of the west. Where sound is so still, a branch cracking ... Read more >

Tags: daybreak, ethiopia, men, refugee camp, refugees, women


Saturday, 8 Mar 2008 | Views [740]

The buses were not overcrowded, but they were at maximum capacity. Jerry cans, sacks of belongings and women and children packed in tight. There were not many grown men. Perhaps they were injured or lost during the years of political unrest? ... Read more >

Tags: on the road


Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [900]

Sherkole is a hilly area of Ethiopia , and surrounded by bamboo in fields on all sides. Everyone utilizes this remarkable building material. The bamboo has provided shelter for the 20,000 refugees who have found ... Read more >

Tags: work

Arrival at Camp

Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [554]

Arriving at a refugee camp after driving on dirt roads for two days was strangely relieving. Four-wheel-driving is only fun when there’s a hot shower at the end to wash the dust out of each crevice in your filthy body. We did not have this luxury, ... Read more >

Tags: work



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