Saturday, February 21, 2009

Relief Beads for Darfur

At a Sudanese refugee campImage by via Flickr

The crisis in Darfur, in western Sudan, has led to some of the worst human rights abuses imaginable, including systematic and widespread murder, rape, abduction and forced displacement. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have died as a result of both deliberate and indiscriminate attacks, and more than 2 million civilians have been forced to flee from their homes.
- Eyes on Darfur
Relief Beads is a grassroots campaign selling handmade African bracelets to raise awareness and money for Relief International's humanitarian efforts in Darfur.

Relief International operates the second largest refugee camp in Darfur, they administer medical care at several clinics, provide life-saving therapeutic care to countless children, and fund educational costs for thousands of students.

Every Relief Beads purchased makes a significant contribution:
1 Bracelet provides two months of education
2 Bracelets provide a stove
8 Bracelets supply essential medicine for 100 refugees
150 Bracelets provide 11 years of schooling for one student
Relief International is aiming to sell 250,000 Relief Beads. Imagine the difference that will make!

You can purchase your Relief Beads here
and help spread the awareness about the continuing humanitarian crisis that is Darfur.

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