Friday, February 08, 2008

Dad has arrived in Douala, Cameroun / UNHCR flying in Aid

My dad and mom with Sarah's parents Blane and Joan. Old picture of Sophia.

02/08/08 2:40PM US Central Time: Just a quick update to let all of you know that my dad, Abel, arrived in Douala, Cameroun from Paris just over 2 hours ago. I just got off the phone with him. He is doing well and is in good spirits. He is waiting for a good friend of the family (Papa Renee Daidanso - some of you reading may know him) who is coming up from Yaounde, Cameroun. The plan is for the two to catch a CamAir flight on Sunday to Garoua, Cameroun and then drive to Kousseri and go from there. Pray that they are able to get a flight on Sunday and for safe travels. If anybody needs further information or my dad's phone number please e-mail me at . I'll be more than happy to put you in touch.

UNHCR Emergency Team has arrived in Cameroun
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees has started flying in aid to the refugees in Kousseri, Cameroun. The new estimates are that 30,000 people crossed the border and according to the news article there has been a lot of back and forth movement from Chad to Cameroun. There are two plane loads that have enough to feed 14,000 people. The UN is also bringing in blankets and other non-food supplies. Please read the article for more concise information.

The Red Cross has als been registering people in Kousseri.

Thanks to all of you who have bridged the gap between grass roots support and international aid agencies.


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