Monday 14 April 2008

Don't be deaf to Darfur

Bloggers for Darfur

Five years ago the conflict in Darfur started. Since then millions have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have died. So far there has been little action to end the situation.

Yesterday in London 3,000 protesters gathered outside the Sudanese Embassy as part of a global day of action. A group of children, survivors from the war, went to 10 Downing Street to meet the Minister for International Development.

British officials have been in contact with the Sudanese government and rebel groups to propose London host the peace talks on Darfur.

Photo from Flickr user thatsparklychick. Creative Commons licence.

Each flag represents a person killed in Darfur. The Prime Minister has said

"The effects on children of the violence in Darfur have been nothing short of devastating: one million children have been forced to flee their homes and now live in crowded camps in need of basic food and water; two million children depend on humanitarian aid to survive; and half of all children are not receiving any education."

Words are not enough.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reminding us of a big tragedy - Its worth to be remember for all of us!


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