Why is a cucumber on our Second Seder Plate?

The Darfuris of Sudan fled genocide in 2004; today, more than 300,000 Darfuris remain in refugee camps in Chad. As the world’s humanitarian aid food supplies are stretched thin to meet the growing number of displaced, through your support many Darfuris are being taught perma-gardening techniques to grow their own food. This water-efficient farming produces lush crops of vegetables, including cucumbers, year-round. Refugees now can feed their families without leaving the camps.

FACT: Darfuri women are at risk of sexual violence outside the camps, so growing food close to home keeps them safe and well-nourished.

ACT: Help the new Sudanese government and create a future for the Darfuris in their homeland by encouraging your representatives to support the civilian-led transition’s reform agenda via the Sudan Democratic Transition, Accountability and Financial Transparency Act of 2020 (H.R. 6094) at jww.org/SudanTransitionAct

DISCUSS: What would you miss the most if you were unable to return home?

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