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Children Art

These heart-rending drawings were created by children in the Kalma camp in South Darfur -- the very camp attacked by government forces this week. The drawings were done in 2004, the result of an impromptu gesture by Dr. Jerry Ehrlich, a New Jersey pediatrician who went to Darfur that year with Doctors Without Borders. While there, Dr. Jerry gave children paper and crayons and encouraged them to draw. Pictures quickly flooded back to him. Some showed flowers, sunshine and tranquil village life. Others, though, graphically portray the horrors these innocents survived. Scenes of bloodshed, bombings, and lives ripped asunder stare back at us with the directness and honesty of the child's eye. What you are seeing here is a sample of dozens of pictures now in the care of the Darfur Alert Coalition, which can lend them to groups by special arrangment. For information, email darfuralert1329@gmail.com.Click here to read an article about the exhibit's journey to Keokuk, IowaExhibit is available for Gallery or Museum Showing.  Please call 484-250-2795 to schedule a show.