Mia Farrow launches fund for Darfur survivors

December 3rd, 2007 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 03 (ANI): Concerned about the plight of survivors from the Darfur region of Sudan, actress and campaigner Mia Furrow has launched a new fund to support them.

The Fund4Darfur will use the money that is donated to help survivors in Darfur and those who have fled to the UK.

Miss Farrow said, at the launch at a hotel in north London, she was both baffled and frustrated by the indifference of British people to the plight of those in Darfur.

She was affected by the arrest of Gillian Gibbons a British schoolteacher teaching at Unity High School in Sudan. She termed the imprisonment as an “insanity and cruelty” of the Sudanese regime.

“We have to look at Darfur through the prism of Rwanda not the prism of Iraq, then it is very clear what we must do,” Daily Snack quoted her as saying.

“The situation with Gillian Gibbons demonstrates the palpable insanity and cruelty of that regime, and this is only one woman. Imagine what would happen to her out of the public eye,” she added.

The Aegis Trust, a leading anti-genocide charity, is running the new fund.

The Trust said that more than half of the villages in Darfur have been destroyed, two thirds of the population were reliant on some form of humanitarian aid, and more than 2.5 million people had been displaced by the conflict. (ANI)

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