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Underreported: Darfuri Women’s Stories, As Told By Mia Farrow

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mia Farrow, actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador, feels so strongly about ending the atrocities in Darfur that she recently offered her own freedom in exchange for that of an imprisoned Darfuri rebel. Ms. Farrow just returned from another trip to Chad, where she met with Darfuri women in refugee camps. On the first part of Underreported, she tells us about the women that begged her to tell the rest of the world their stories, in the hopes that hearing about the horrific abuses they've lived through would urge the rest of the world to bring an end to the atrocities in Darfur.

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Mia Farrow

Comments [3]

Jeffrey S. from East Elmhurst

I don't see how I, as one person, can help these victims of genocide. It can only take other government systems to employ either the proper political or military pressure. But they haven't. It can't be because they don't know what's going on. It can't be that they don't hear the cries of their own citizens to do something about it. For some reason, and I realize this sounds paranoid, our government and others simply see that it isn't in their best power interests to intervene or even that it would actively oppose their best interests.

Aug. 23 2007 12:29 PM
RD from Battery Park

Yes, unfortunately Ms. Farrow is correct that Darfur goes mostly ignored because it's victims are NOT white.

Aug. 23 2007 12:18 PM
Erin from Brooklyn

If Mr. Bush really cared about "democracy" he would be spending more of our money here.

What a shame.

Good job, Mia.

Aug. 23 2007 12:15 PM

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