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Last Updated: Thursday November 25 2004 16:41 GMT

Adam in Chad

Our journey to Chad began with a 12-hour plane journey. The plane was delivering tents to provide temporary homes for the refugees and we hitched a ride.
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Our journey to Chad began with a 12-hour plane journey. The plane was delivering tents to provide temporary homes for the refugees and we hitched a ride.
Here the refugees are given essential supplies when they arrive.  It's all very basic things like pans and blankets
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Here the refugees are given essential supplies when they arrive. It's all very basic things like pans and blankets
I met lots of young girls who spend all their time looking after their baby brothers and sisters. The children in these camps are forced to grow up very quickly.
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I met lots of young girls who spend all their time looking after their baby brothers and sisters. The children in these camps are forced to grow up very quickly.
All of the children wanted to learn English words. Their favourite was OK, which they would shout whenever they saw me.
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All of the children wanted to learn English words. Their favourite was OK, which they would shout whenever they saw me.
I was shocked by the conditions in the crowded camp I visited. Instead of tents, many people slept under plastic sheets.
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I was shocked by the conditions in the crowded camp I visited. Instead of tents, many people slept under plastic sheets.
My bed in the tent that I shared with producer Hannah, and cameraman Phil. We slept under mosquito nets so that we didn't get bitten at night
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My bed in the tent that I shared with producer Hannah, and cameraman Phil. We slept under mosquito nets so that we didn't get bitten at night
Life at the camp is extremely basic. There was no hot water and a morning wash was an outdoor experience.
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Life at the camp is extremely basic. There was no hot water and a morning wash was an outdoor experience.
Cleaning your teeth outside at 5am in the morning is a pretty strange feeling. We had to start filming early as temperatures in the afternoon were too hot.
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Cleaning your teeth outside at 5am in the morning is a pretty strange feeling. We had to start filming early as temperatures in the afternoon were too hot.
We'd just held a football tournament and the winners are collecting their prizes - sweets and some CBBC juggling balls.
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We'd just held a football tournament and the winners are collecting their prizes - sweets and some CBBC juggling balls.
Despite everything the children I met were extremely positive. Like kids everywhere they enjoyed playing football.
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Despite everything the children I met were extremely positive. Like kids everywhere they enjoyed playing football.



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