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Mission to Sudan

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“We chose to go to Sudan for The Elders' first mission because we could not turn our eyes from the humanitarian crisis, and we wanted to join with the many people around the world who have worked to stop the atrocities, protect the people, and contribute to peace.” – The Elders

The Elders’ visit to Sudan in October 2007 – their first mission after the group was founded – called the world’s attention to the region’s humanitarian crisis. Desmond Tutu, Lakhdar Brahimi, Jimmy Carter and Graça Machel demanded an end to the atrocities and displacement of millions of people, and urged greater protection for the victims of ongoing violence.

Photos: The Elders | Frederic Noy

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