At the compound of the United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS) in El-Fasher, Darfur, an African Union peacekeeper stands watch.
An African Union (AU) peacekeeper stands guard at the United
Desmond Tutu and Lakhdar Brahimi meet young Darfuris during their visit to Otash, a camp for internally displaced people in Nyala, Darfur.
Desmond Tutu and Lakhdar Brahimi meet young Darfuris in the
At the Otash IDP camp in Nyala, Lakhdar Brahimi speaks to Darfuris.
Lakhdar Brahimi delivers opening remarks to Darfuris in the
Lakhdar Brahimi and Desmond Tutu meet representatives from civil society organisations in El-Fasher, Darfur.
Lakhdar Brahimi and Desmond Tutu in discussion with represen
“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