April 12th, 2013
‘Remember Sudan’: A HART Exhibition
On the 11th April, The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) held an Exhibition entitled ‘Remember Sudan’ at The Swiss Church. The exhibition featured a unique collection of drawings by children living in Sudanese refugee camps, photographs from the region and artwork produced by young people in the UK, wishing to speak out on behalf of those targeted by Khartoum’s aerial bombardment of civilians. The event included a short talk by Baroness Cox providing an overview of the current situation in Sudan, and an opportunity for those attending to add their voice to our Sudan campaign.
This is the first display of the exhibition which will be shown in UK universities over the coming weeks. The Exhibition is the culmination of HART’s nationwide art and writing competition, which aims to inspire young people to engage with issues of human rights and international development creatively, and to empower them to use their voice to influence policy change.
‘Remember Sudan’ seeks to draw attention to the continued crimes being committed by the Sudanese Government. This year marks a decade since the beginning of the conflict in Darfur in which 300,000 civilians have been killed, and 4 million displaced. Ten years on the killings still continue in this region. Furthermore, over the past 18 months, civilians living in South Kordofan and Blue Nile State have been the targets of bombing from Antonovs and incendiary bombs. Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, injured and killed. Communities take refuge in mountain caves and river banks, whilst others have fled to South Sudan, where Refugee camps are beyond capacity. Bombing has caused severe food shortages, as crops are destroyed, trade is impossible and international humanitarian relief access has been blocked by the Sudanese Government.
Through ‘Remember Sudan’ HART hopes to encourage people in Britain, especially young people, to call on the British Government and the international community to act in order to bring an end to these atrocities.
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