Comments on: Volunteer travel for humanity Ranked Top 100 Travel Blog Lifecruiser. Travel information & photos. Europe, North & South America. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:24:49 +0000 hourly 1 By: Cultural Walking Tours Cultural Walking Tours Tue, 15 Jul 2008 12:18:44 +0000 I’d love to do something like this but like many other people I have a hectic working life. Despite this I always try to be responsible when travelling and I think this is an improtant part of being a world citizen.

By: Sofia Sofia Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:54:43 +0000 Thank you for writing this.
I will take action

By: Rose Rose Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:02:10 +0000 snes: FYI I volunteered with Cross-Cultural Solutions back in 2005 and most of the people in my program were from the UK. They offer great programs and I helped out at an orphanage in Tanzania for 5 weeks, but you do pay a fee for room, meals, etc., though I fundraised for my fee.

By: Jason Pearson Jason Pearson Sun, 09 Mar 2008 20:26:59 +0000 Thanks for posting this. I have some friends that are serving as missionaries in Sudan and I am glad that you are bringing attention to the plight of this country. Keep up the good work.

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By: Sueblimely Sueblimely Sun, 10 Feb 2008 04:49:18 +0000 I was so proud of my daughter when she volunteered for some hard work, helping to dig and lay water pipes for a village in Northern Thailand. She found it so satisfying especially when the first tap ever in the village was turned on on Christmas Day. What an amazing Christmas gift – to her as well as the villagers.

She volunteered through ADRA – an international development and relief agency

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By: SwordMama SwordMama Sun, 10 Feb 2008 02:10:09 +0000 I’m hoping to do some when the kids are older. :mrgreen:

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By: cooper cooper Sun, 10 Feb 2008 01:09:31 +0000 Thank you for posting this, I started grad school and so have been busy and get around less than usual, which is the reason I saw this late. ;(

The IRC also takes volunteers,

At this point in time, with the conflict not getting any better, we need to do all we can for the refugees in Dafur. With a conflict in Southern Sudan now spilling over the borders and increased violence it becomes more problematic.

Those in the United States need to ask their candidate what their plan is for Darfur.

The history of conflict in Darfur goes way beyond Darfur, it speaks to poverty, lack of potable water, and corrupt greedy governments empowered by those such as China who have great need of Sudan’s oil. The United Nations has been virtually useless in their attempts to do anything about this situation spending much too much time on a diplomacy which is bound to fail.

To give people in third world countries power we need to give them first water, health – which speaks to water foremost, and ways to make a sustainable income. Seventy dollars per individual not as a handout but as an investment would significantly change the lives of many.

The humanitarian efforts via many groups are certainly channeled properly, the corruption does not come from such but from the large investments in the oil of Sudan among other things.

It is hard for me to believe the world is not fully informed on this matter really, but the conflict is only one among so many it seems.

The American Refugee Committee – Norwegian Refugee Committee
Doctors without Borders and
are places where donations also get used well.

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By: claudie claudie Sun, 10 Feb 2008 00:54:07 +0000 Of course we have to do something. First because we are humen. Can’t see those visions of horrors without a big reaction! Second because before colonisations, all these violence didn’t exist. Have these people lose their soul? Why?
I have to say people who go to help around such conflicts are very courageous. all the possible preventions must be taken to do their life be protected. Thursday, I watched a reportage on TV about the “without papers” in France on TV! A human tragedy! what should we do if we were at their place? Why there aren’t loteries to save lifes when people who win here all this money don’t know how to spend it? What are waiting our politics (i just speak about my country) to inovate in human way whereas to spend their time with dictators or in luxious travels!? Luckily anonymous persons have the courage to engage in humanity aid.

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By: DianeCA DianeCA Fri, 08 Feb 2008 23:24:42 +0000 The midnight editor (me) was so impressed that I added a shameless plug to you on my blog!

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By: DianeCA DianeCA Fri, 08 Feb 2008 22:02:55 +0000 Thank you for engaging us in this global problem. We sit so well in our safe little homes and are able to forget for a while that others live in fear and tradgedy.

A major problem is that that the Justice and Equality movement (JEM), a military group in Darfur which opposes the Government of Sudan, often station themselves in civilian areas for camouflage. A result of this is that counter attacks by Janjawid and SAF do not discriminate between military and civilian areas and for example just on January 24 Janjawid and SAF forces carried out an attack which claimed 24 lives – “mostly farmers”.

As if the military killings are not enough tens of thousands of women are subjected to rape and sexual violance as a war tactic in Darfur. Religious views make women who are victims of rape outcasts and break down the local society. Rape is commited for its effect on the local population to break the people through their women, and women are used as tools in the never ending violence! It’s inhuman!! (ok end of rant)

What we can do as global activists is to support our national efforts as well as Amnesty International at which is a group we know of experience we can trust and support in international issues.

On the home front we can greet the refugees of Darfur as well as other countries in conflict with respect and care. We can see past the color of their skin and their ‘broken’ Swedish, Norwegian, English, or whatever to understand that all people are worth equal respect and have equal human rights despite where they came from and the color of their skin. Thank you for bringing up this most engaging topic!!

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