What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng”

By Dave Eggers.

475 pp., October 2006, McSweeney’s., $26.

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan”

By Alphonsion Deng, Benson Deng, Benjamin Ajak and Judy A. Bernstein

311 pp., June 2006, PublicAffairs, $25.

The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience”

By Mark Bixler

261 pp., October 2006, University of Georgia Press,$16.95.


Lost Boys of Sudan” •

A feature-length documentary that follows two Sudanese refugees on their journey from Africa to America and the challenges they face with their new lives and country.

God Grew Tired of Us”

Narrated by Nicole Kidman with Brad Pitt as executive producer, this film tells the story of three Lost Boys who were settled in the United States, their transitions and their quest to locate family back in Sudan.

Assisting Organizations (Local)

Louisville Metro Government’s Office for International Affairs •

The office acts as a clearinghouse of information for all members of the community to promote an interconnected, multicultural community.

Sudanese Refugee Education Fund •

The Sudanese Refugee Education Fund provides support to refugees who have settled in the Kentucky area, and honors their history and accomplishments. Applications to apply for aid are also available.

Assisting Organizations (National)

Lost Boys Education Fund •

Administered through the International Rescue Committee, the Sudanese Assistance Fund provides funding for educational and vocational fees to support refugees in the United States.

Rebuilding Southern Sudan •

A fundraising effort led by John Dau, author of “God Grew Tired of Us,” to raise funds for health care and education in Sudan.



A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur “

By Eric Reeves (Author), Michael Brassard

386 pp., May 2007, The Key Publishing House Inc., $37.99.

Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond”

By Don Cheadle and John Prendergast

252 pp., April 2007, Hyperion, $14.95.

The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur”

By Brian Steidle and Gretchen Steidle Wallace

230 pp., March 2007, PublicAffairs, $24.95.

Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide”

By Gerard Prunier

236 pp., February 2007, Cornell University Press, $24.

Darfur: A Short History of a Long War”

(African Arguments)

By Julie Flint and Alex de Waal

176 pp., March 2006, Zed Books, $19.99

Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan”

(Oxford Studies in African Affairs)

By Alex de Waal

288 pp., first publication 1989, revised December 2004, Oxford University Press, $19.95


The Devil Came on Horseback” •

This film exposes the tragedies and violence of the genocide in Darfur, as seen by a lone American witness who questions why the West has not taken stronger action to end the atrocities.

Sand and Sorrow” •

Narrated and produced by George Clooney, Peabody award-winning filmmaker Paul Freedman examines the international community’s failure to respond to events in Darfur while documenting the everyday struggles of its people.

They Turned Our Desert into Fire” •

War photographer Mark Brecke documents the current crisis in Darfur to raise awareness among the American people.

Analysis on the conflict in Darfur

Eric Reeves •

Reeves has written several articles on the crisis in Sudan. The site is an informational resource for links to the writer’s research on the Sudan and news, analysis and advocacy about the genocide.

Local organizations advocating for peace in Darfur

Catholic Charities •

Catholic Charities of Louisville is a part of Catholic Charities USA, the largest private human services network in the country, and sponsors local events to raise awareness of Darfur.

Center for Interfaith Relations •

This non-profit organization promotes interreligious understanding, cooperation and action by providing information about other faiths and resources.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries •

This ministry is comprised of The Episcopal Migration Ministries and Church World Service and is authorized by the U.S Department of State to assist refugees who are settling in the area.

Kentuckiana Interfaith Task Force On Darfur

Center for Interfaith Relations •

The center is a non-profit, interfaith organization whose mission is to promote and support interreligious understanding, cooperation and action.

Louisville Metro Government’s Office for International Affairs •

The office acts as a clearinghouse of information for all members of the community to promote an interconnected, multicultural community.

National and international organizations advocating for peace in Darfur

American Islamic Congress •

The American Islamic Congress is a resource for Muslim and Arab voices to organize and speak out against genocide in Darfur.

Amnesty International •

Amnesty International is an organization independent of any government or political ideology, economic interest or religion and focuses on the impartial protection of human rights. Visitors can learn how to join or begin a new amnesty student group in their area.

Darfur Genocide Coalition •

This coalition serves as a resource for people to learn more about what they can do to help stop the genocide in Darfur, in addition to current and past information of the on-going crisis.

Darfur Scorecard •

This project of the Genocide Intervention Network provides information about the voting records of Congressional members on the crisis in Darfur.

Dining for Darfur •

Find restaurants, or register your own, to help raise funds to alleviate suffering in Darfur.

Enough Campaign •

This project’s mission is to stop and prevent genocide and mass atrocities by promoting peace, providing protection, and punishing perpetrators. The organization aims to build an activist movement for change using field and policy analysis and policy advocacy.

Genocide Intervention Network (GI-Net) •

Launched in 2004 as the Genocide Intervention Fund, the organization seeks to empower communities and individuals with the tools they need to stop and prevent genocide.

Human Rights Watch •

This independent organization funded by donations works to expose human rights violations and to hold those responsible accountable.

International Crisis Group

This non-profit organization spread across five continents conducts field research and issues recommendations to key decision makers on issues of deadly conflict to assist in a resolution.

Justice Africa •

This research and advocacy organization began in 1999 in London to campaign for social justice and human rights in Africa and is run by the African community. Justice Africa serves as a focal point for activities of other like-minded organizations on the continent.

Save Darfur Coalition •

Formed in July 2004 after a meeting of 40 nonprofit organizations hosted by the American Jewish World Service and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has grown to include more than 170-faithbased humanitarian and human rights organizations and to represent 130 million people.

Students Taking Action Now: Darfur (STAND) •

STAND is an organization of high school and college chapters dedicated to ending genocide in Darfur.

Sudan Advocacy Action Form •

This organization encourages citizens to get involved politically on behalf of Sudan.

Organizations with information about humanitarian activities in Darfur

Interaction •

InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations

Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan •

The office coordinates humanitarian response, policy development and humanitarian advocacy for major and complex emergencies. It receives its funding from contributions from UN member states and the regular UN budget.

Humanitarian organizations working in Sudan


Action Against Hunger •

Action by Churches Together •

Action Contre la Faim/France •

Adventist Development and Relief Agency •

Africare •

Air Serv International •

American Friends Service Committee •

American Jewish World Service •

American Red Cross •

American Refugee Committee •

AmeriCares •


Catholic Relief Services •

Christian Children’s Fund •

CHF International •

Church World Service •

Concern •

Darfur Peace and Development •

Direct Relief International •

Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) •

Episcopal Relief and Development •

Food for the Hungry, Inc. •

Friends of the World Food Program •


Global Grass Roots •

Intermediate Technology Development Group •

International Committee of the Red Cross •

International Medical Corps •

International Orthodox Christian Charities •

International Relief and Development, Inc. •

International Rescue Committee •

Islamic Relief •

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA •

Kids for Kids •

Lutheran World Relief •

MAP International •

Medair •

Médecins du Monde •

Mercy Corps •


Near East Foundation •

Northwest Medical Teams •

Norwegian Church Aid •

Norwegian People’s Aid •

Norwegian Refugee Council •

Operation USA •

Oxfam America •

Presbyterian Disaster Relief •

Refugees International •

Relief International •

Samaritan’s Purse •

Save the Children •

Secours Islamique •

Solidarites •

Tearfund •

United Methodist Committee on Relief •


US Fund for UNICEF •

Vétérinaires Sans Frontières/Belgium •

World Concern •

World Emergency Relief •

World Relief •

World Vision •