21 refugees helped in the US in 2018 by DOHS

Thanks to our donors, since 2015 we have helped 109 Sudanese refugees in California, Washington State, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.  We have just sent a shipment of a jacket, sweatshirt, sweater, shirt, hat, blanket and guide to US life to a refugee in California (see picture).  We have also purchased more blankets and comforters.

Contact information update

Our new mailing address is:

Doroti Organization for Humanitarian Services, Incorporated

PO Box 5151

Louisville, KY  40255

 

Chad camp project update

We have spoken for several hours with the leadership of one of the Darfuri refugee camps in Chad, and we have learned that they need blankets, mosquito nets, plastic sheeting for shelter.  For students they need classrooms, textbooks, pens and pencils.  We gathered as many details as we could about these things, and will be deciding soon on which items we will raise money for in our next Global Giving projects.   For updates, check this website or visit our Facebook page.

Four guides to life in the US written by our members for new Darfuri arrivals

Many Darfuris cannot read or write in any language, and new arrivals to the US need guides to learn how to become independent here.  So DOHS has planned a series of short guides to life in the US that will be available online on video and also in print.  Since the Board and membership are all Darfuri Sudanese in the US, many of whom are now US citizens, they know exactly how to prepare these short teachings about literacy and daily life for refugees.

The first four of these guides about how to be good neighbors, how to use public transportation, how to pay bills (groceries, utilities, rent, etc) and how to be a good employee and coworker are being edited now.  They are in English, Arabic and Massalit, but we hope to find translators for other Darfuri tribal languages so that more may use these guides.

Once the editing is finished and the Board has approved them, these books will be printed up and mailed to new arrivals in the US.  DOHS will also make video presentations based on each of these guides, and post them on this website, and also on Youtube, as well as our Facebook page.

Graduation: pictures of life in Djabal Refugee Camp, eastern Chad

Darfur is essentially the western third of the nation of Sudan; it runs along much of Sudan’s western border with Chad.  From 2003 to 2015, over 400,000 Sudanese have fled danger in Sudan and have crossed that border and become official refugees.

These photographs are of a graduation ceremony at Djabal Refugee Camp in eastern Chad, sent in by a friend of ours who lives there.  The students have earned certificates of achievement for completing classes on the Massalit language.  Many Darfuris are illiterate in even their own tribal language.  So many Zaghawa, Fur, Massalit and other tribes consider teaching their children to read and write in their tribe’s language to be essential.

Graduation at Jabal Refugee Camp in eastern Chad, 2

Graduation at Jabal Refugee Camp in eastern Chad, 3

Graduation at Jabal Refugee Camp in eastern Chad, 1

Graduation at Jabal Refugee Camp in eastern Chad, 7

Graduation at Jabal Refugee Camp in eastern Chad, 6

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