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Hard-hitting Animation About Killing Aid Workers

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 25-03-2014 22:00 | Category: Developing World, Peace & Conflicts

Action Contra La Faim: Protect Aid Workers

Action Contra La Faim: Protect Aid Workers

On August 4th 2006 in Sri Lanka, seventeen ACF (Action Contra La Faim) International humanitarian aid workers were assassinated, in the midst of the violent outbreaks in the city of Muttur.
Following this attack, ACF International had to bring an end to its work in Sri Lanka. We wrote about it before in 2012 and January this year.

TBWA\PARIS now made a third campaign about the same killing as known as the Muttur crime. The film illustrates the dramatic consequences of a crime against humanitarian aid workers.
It is released this week because the 25ème United Nations Human Rights Council meets in Geneva to examine and deliver a resolution on the Sri Lanka.

More at the campaign website Protect Aid Workers.


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Metro Travelers in Paris follow a bullet to sign a petition

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 2-01-2014 22:20 | Category: Peace & Conflicts

Action against Hunger (ACF): Killing a humanitarian is like killing those he helped

These big ads were shown at the Paris subway last month. It was from Action Against Hunger made for Human Rights Day.

Commuters could follow a bullet through a series of prints with symbols of the essential help humanitarians bring to those in need.
Ending with: “Killing a humanitarian is like killing those he helped”.
Metro Travelers are also invited to support the protection of humanitarian help by signing directly on the last print.

The campaign is a follow up from Justice for Muttur, the campaign aims to get war criminals behind bars.


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This parody video pokes fun at hipster humanitarians

Posted by Arbie Baguios | 11-12-2013 20:30 | Category: Fundraising, Developing World

Development-boy: This parody video pokes fun at hipster humanitarians

Guest post from Arbie Baguios. He works in Communications for an international development NGO, and is currently based in London.

It’s true – there are hipsters within the humanitarian industry. For example, a bunch of them claimed to have “stopped the M23” in the DRC by selling symbolic $38 whistles in California – a kind of Hipster White Man’s Burden, if you like.

Another type of the hipster humanitarian is satirized in this parody video by students from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. If you’ve ever been a part of the aid/development sector, you’d know the one. And if you don’t, it’s probably you!


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Justice for Muttur: Put war criminals behind bars

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 8-10-2012 21:35 | Category: Human rights, Peace & Conflicts

Avaaz: Justice for Muttur: Put war criminals behind bars

On the 4th August 2006, in the midst of civil war, many civilians, including 17 aid workers of Action against Hunger (ACF), were killed in the town of Muttur, in Sri Lanka. The aid workers were executed in their office, brought to their knees and shot a bullet in the head. That is a war crime.
None of the three national investigations launched in Sri Lanka since 2006 came to an answer. The investigations were plagued with obstruction, interference of politics in the judiciary, lack of transparency and independence, and procedural irregularities.

ACF is asking for justice for this case of war crime by opening an international and independent UN investigation. They ask you to sign their petition. It will be handed over to the President of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on 22nd of October.


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