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Drawing by Abd al-Rahman, Age 13. For more information go to Human Rights Watch page link below


While working in refugee camps along the Darfur/Chad border, Human Rights Watch researchers asked children to draw while they talked to their parents or guardians. Without any instruction or guidance, the children drew scenes from their experiences of the war in Darfur, including attacks, bombings, shootings, and burnings. Their drawings show the world the personal toll of this ongoing conflict in which over 100,000 people have been killed, and two million others have been left homeless.

Of the hundreds of drawings done by children between the ages of eight and seventeen, twenty-four have been reproduced for this exhibit courtesy of Hillel International and Human Rights Watch. See www.hrw.org/photos/2005/darfur/drawings/ for more information.

March 13 – May 19, 2006
Dodd Research Center, West Corridor
Curators: Shelley Buchbinder and David Levy