Mah amat Oumar is a refugee from Darfur who has found refuge in the Central African Republic. In May, 2007, Sudanese planes bombed his village and when people fled they bombed the roads on which they traveled. The janjaweed took all of his possessions and he finally arrived in the CAR where local people greeted them with good will and opportunities to make a living. His family resides in a camp which offers children an education and there is safety from constant attacks.
He was asked about returning to Darfur. “Go back to Darfur? Not even in my dreams.” He can recall his flock and garden before they were taken away. “But, I will not go back there while there is no security.” His comments can be repeated a thousand times and still be true.