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Playing for a Better Future

  Snow still covers the ground in Sweden, but the Darfur United (DU) players are as busy as ever with soccer training and life in Östersund! This week, we caught up with DU players Bishara, Moka, and Mustafa, who answered a few questions about what they've been up to...


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Intern Spotlight: Julia Nuttall-Smith

Hi, my name is Julia and I have had the amazing opportunity to intern for iACT the past two summers. I live in Hermosa Beach, California, and will be a senior at Mira Costa High School this fall. My family and I first became involved with iACT in 2011. My mom, Alex...

Darfur United is Hope

You always hear people talking about trips that change their lives. To me, I never really understood what a “life-changing” trip would entail, not until I embarked to Sweden with the all-refugee Darfur United Men's Team. If I am going to be completely honest, I had no...

They play for Darfur.

To say the team has improved on the field is maybe one of the greater underestimations I may have made in my almost-40 years on this planet. The football is unrecognizable from the hurried chatter and enthusiasm that kicked up the unbreathable dirt in the blazing heat...

It’s about Pride.

It cannot be a more stark difference. The football that Darfur United has played in the last six days at training camp in Östersund, Sweden; and the first days of tryouts back in refugee camp Djabal in eastern Chad in 2012. Through it all, Coach Mark Hodson has...




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