We SCREAM to give a voice to the voiceless - those who are screaming, but not heard. 

Genocide & War

  Punishment for being uncooperative was a severed hand in early 1900's Belgian Congo, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. War over resources in the DRC to this day subjects millions to genocide.

Punishment for being uncooperative was a severed hand in early 1900's Belgian Congo, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. War over resources in the DRC to this day subjects millions to genocide.

Throughout history, genocide has slaughtered millions of people. It seems barbaric and implausible to our modern senses, but it can be found in numerous countries around the world on any given day. As the strategic killing or neglect of people occurs, those of us living in the west hardly take notice.

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Health

  After seeing the carnage in the Battle of Solferino, Henry Durant went on to help draft the Geneva Convention in 1864. This would eventually lead to the a universally accepted norm to safely provide medical care to soldiers or civilians wounded in war.

After seeing the carnage in the Battle of Solferino, Henry Durant went on to help draft the Geneva Convention in 1864. This would eventually lead to the a universally accepted norm to safely provide medical care to soldiers or civilians wounded in war.

Health, to us, is a basic human right.We agree with the World Health Organization (WHO) that all humans should have "the right to the highest attainable standard of health." This includes timely, acceptable and affordable health care of appropriate quality (WHO, 2015).

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Money

  John Maynard Keynes (center) at the Bretton Woods Conference July 1, 1944 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The conference was designed to agree upon a series of new rules for the post-WWII international monetary system. The two major accomplishments of the conference were the creation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the first of five member institutions that compose the World Bank. These institutions carry on a legacy of holding poor countries in a stronghold of crippling debt repayment in exchange for economic development, while richer countries enjoy excruciating interest rates that will take 1,000s of years for poor countries to repay.

John Maynard Keynes (center) at the Bretton Woods Conference July 1, 1944 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The conference was designed to agree upon a series of new rules for the post-WWII international monetary system. The two major accomplishments of the conference were the creation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the first of five member institutions that compose the World Bank. These institutions carry on a legacy of holding poor countries in a stronghold of crippling debt repayment in exchange for economic development, while richer countries enjoy excruciating interest rates that will take 1,000s of years for poor countries to repay.

It is critical that humanitarian aid is not only given to credible, accountable entities, but that it is beneficiary-focused and not donor-focused. For money to go into the pockets of government officials or large organizations and not address the needs of the people who are suffering and dying is unacceptable.  

"As long as there is profit in war, the world will never know peace." 
- Anonymous

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The Vulnerable

  "Most child deaths are caused by diseases that are readily preventable or treatable with proven, cost-effective and quality-delivered interventions. Infectious diseases and neonatal complications are responsible for the vast majority of under-five deaths globally." UNICEF 2015 Child Mortality Report

"Most child deaths are caused by diseases that are readily preventable or treatable with proven, cost-effective and quality-delivered interventions. Infectious diseases and neonatal complications are responsible for the vast majority of under-five deaths globally." UNICEF 2015 Child Mortality Report

The human side of war is frequently forgotten, rejected or ignored. The voices of people caught in the middle of war are drowned out by the noise of empty preoccupations. If our own loved ones were susceptible to physical or emotional trauma, our hearts would stir with compassion. These people are equally in need of that compassion. They must be defended.

We must scream for them. 

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