New York, 18 November 2004 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow says that the humanitarian crisis facing the people of Darfur is unlike any she has ever seen.
Ms. Farrow recently returned from a trip to the Darfur region of Sudan with her son Seamus. They spoke about their experiences on MSNBC’s Deborah Norville Tonight.
Ms. Farrow told Deborah Norville that, although the displaced people of Darfur have enough to eat in the camps where they have taken refuge, they are still deeply traumatized by the violence that they have witnessed. They have seen their villages burned, men and boys killed, women and girls raped.
According to Ms. Farrow, the camps are like prisons for those living in them. When women and girls step outside the perimeters – as they must in order to find firewood – they are in grave danger of being attacked and raped by the militia groups which rampage through the region.