Adef lives in Camp Djabal with his wife Achta and four children: Abdelmouni, Guisma, Bashar and Beshir. Two of their children have died.
After escaping the attack on their village in Darfur, Achta and Adef began to walk towards Chad in search of safety. Achta was carrying their four year old child on her back. He never made it to Chad with the rest of the family. He died of diarrhea and the family had to bury him in the desert. Their other child, Marymouda, died while the family was living in Camp Djabal. She was sick for 14 days and none of the traditional medicine worked. They sent her to the clinic, but she never recovered, and they had to bury another child.
They have been living in this refugee camp for almost six years. The twins, Bashar and Beshir attend Level 2 in the local primary school and Andelmouni and Guisma go to nursery school. Their family does not get enough food for all of them. They are six, but only receive food for four, which is still not enough to last a month. In the year between visiting this family, Guisma and the twins are older, but noticeably skinnier. They are fasting with no choice.