Saturday, November 04, 2006

Children's drawings from Darfur show suffering

By Myron Kukla

HOLLAND -- The images are distinct and lasting in Evelyn Sallah's mind.

"The drawings tell a story of death and destruction in the villages and refugee camps in the Darfur region of the Sudan, where a war of genocide has been going on against the people there for three years," said Sallah, a program associate for public education with Africa Action Organization, a Washington, D.C.-based humanitarian group.

The organization is dedicated to mobilizing international assistance for peace and economic development in Africa.

"Picturing Genocide" features a handful of crayon pictures drawn by children. In another time, another place, the drawings would be of a family, pets and daily life.

But these images are from the war-ravaged region of Darfur in Sudan, where more than 400,000 people have died over the past three years. Read more >>>

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