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Child Drawings Of Darfur Powerful Historical Documents

March 4, 2009

When I heard that a young nephew of mine listed black as his favorite color, I knew that it told a great deal about his home life.  Likewise when one looks at the way the children of Darfur depict their life and experiences around them in drawings, it paints a childhood of pain and distress.

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One young artist named Aisha said: “It is very kind to send us food, but this is Africa and we are used to being hungry. What I ask is that you please take the guns away from the people who are killing us.”

The International Criminal Court is accepting supporting evidence of children’s drawings of the alleged crimes committed in Darfur.

Click the link above to see more from the BBC on these children, and their lives in Darfur.

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