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December 17, 2006

The Darfur wall

part of the Darfur Wall

As is the case with many things that go on in Africa, the industrialized First World has paid too little attention to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. The Burke family of Seattle Washington decided to throw a bit of light on the issue, so they created The Darfur Wall, a haunting and eloquent online memorial to the 400,000 men, women and children who have died there.

Visually the centerpiece of the site is a series of black screens filled with tiny dark grey numbers, one for each victim. Click on a number and you are given the chance to donate $1 to Darfur relief. Make the donation and the tiny number turns white.

It's simultaneously shocking and a bit uplifting to see the huge collection of dark numbers and...scattered among them...tiny bits of white; places where someone has taken a moment to care and contribute.

Visit the Darfur Wall.

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Posted by Chris Spurgeon at December 17, 2006 09:37 AM

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Thanks for the pointer. At least one more ambassador over at http://www.jarvenpaa.org/mikko/2006/12/log-darfur-wall.html

Cheers,
mikko

Posted by: Mikko at December 18, 2006 08:50 AM