Monday, May 26, 2008

Darfur Peace & Development Annual Report 2007

posted on behalf of Darfur Peace & Development Organization (DPDO).

Dear Supporters,

The Darfur Peace & Development Annual Report 2007 is now available. We are eager to share with you our progress over the last year, which was a result of your continual support and advocacy.

Download DPDO Annual Report '07.pdf (The report is a large PDF file and is hosted by File Crunch. Click on the "Download File Now" button at the bottom of the link's page.) Please let us know if you need any assistance downloading and opening the file.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hermione's Visit

We have a visitor for a few days named Hermione. She is a gorgeous brindled feline with connections, we think, to an ancient Nubian kingdom. (More on that later.) She is very quiet but curious. It's difficult to tell from the photo but she has bright green eyes & is an Obama supporter.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Raising Water for Darfur

In our email today from Darfur Peace & Development. It's long so we include only a portion. Giulia & her editor urge everyone to help. Thanks! (water bottles via Quiet Like Horses)


Dear Supporters,
Darfur Peace & Development Organization would like to thank you for your continued support and dedication to restoring peace to Darfuri communities. As our programs continue to grow, we will provide you with information regarding persistent needs that arise in Darfur, and hope that you, as supporters, can organize to help meet these needs. We are so grateful for your involvement in this cause!

DPDO is deeply saddened to report the bombing that occurred on May 4 at the Shegekaro School of Peace in North Darfur. This tragedy left 6 students dead and devastated the community.
One of the two water pumps accessible to the Shegekaro community was destroyed in the attack, forcing families to wait into the night at the one remaining water pump to collect water. DPDO is currently working on getting an estimate on the damages done to the water pump and the cost of repairing it.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Shameful Bombing of Shegag Karo

On behalf of our friends at Darfur Diaries & Darfur Peace & Development Organization:

May 13, 2008

Dear friends,

It is with a deep sense of grief and anger that we inform you that on Sunday, May 4th at approximately 2pm, the village of Shegeg Karo in North Darfur was attacked by an Antonov aircraft. According to information gathered by the villagers, the Antonov hovered for a long time and then bombed repeatedly, hitting the market and killing 6 students from the Shegeg Karo school.

For entire letter & report, click here...

[photograph used by permission/all rights reserved]

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Darfur Peace & Development Organization

A wonderful Darfuri-run NGO with successful schools, Women's Center, Solar Cooker Project, and more. Annual Report out soon. Giulia is especially taken with the wonderful children in the Darfur Peace Schools.

Great recipes from Africa & the Middle East will be posted when possible. Additionally, Giulia will address the challenge of opposable thumb-less paws when baking pita & other favorites.(photograph by Susan Burgess-Lent/DPDO/used with permission)