Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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IRFF Reports

chad_zoo_1 Working as a volunteer relief worker in a hot, dry country such as Chad where temperatures easily rise into the high 50’s C and the average annual temperature is 45 degrees C is usually very challenging so it is a welcome relief when invited to take time off and visit the local zoo with a number of local IRFF volunteers and their families.

Read more: Relief Worker in Chad goes to the Zoo – it’s not all hard work


Installing Wells Provides Clean Drinking Water

greenfield South Wales is one of the wettest parts of the UK – probably that’s why it’s so green most of the time and ideal for farming sheep, growing potatoes and just about anything you like.  When I fly back from Africa, usually via Tripoli into London, it is such a site having flown over the yellow sands of the Sahara desert to see the green, cultivated fields of England where water is abundant and rarely restricted.

Read more: Installing Wells Provides Clean Drinking Water


A Snapshot of Life in CHAD - not the most comfortable of existences.

wasteland Africa is unique!  The people are unique… and if you allow for the hot climate and difficult conditions, they are usually very hard working.  In CHAD there is no social system with a government that has the resources to make sure no one goes hungry; there is no ambulance service you can call for if you have been injured or are sick; there is usually no electricity – certainly none at all if you live in the outlying village areas; there is very little water… but there is relentless heat and dirty sand that blows down from the Sahara in the north;  there is AIDS and there is lots of starvation: there is dirt and disease… and premature death!

Read more: A Snapshot of Life in CHAD - not the most comfortable of existences.


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