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‘Scarred and broken’: children escaping Isis in Mosul suffer waking nightmares

‘Scarred and broken’: children escaping Isis in Mosul suffer waking nightmares:

Experts report that the children are so affected by witnessing extreme violence that they have symptoms of “toxic stress” – a severe form of psychological trauma that can cause lifelong damage.

Get Out Of The Materialism Trap NOW

Awesome video that should be compulsory viewing for us, who blissfully ignore the plight of the 90% of the world's population:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk1i7UGBz1Q

The reason why I post this in the Forgotten Ones project should be obvious after viewing the video.

Chibok girl ambassadors

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#BringBackOurGirls: One year after their abduction, what action are you willing to take?

One year after the abduction of the Chibok Girls, what action are you willing to take?

The question is not: what do you think should be done? nor: What do you think would be a good idea?
The question instead is: What actions would you personally be ready to take?

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
100 % I will support charities acting on issues related to the campaign. 0 3 3 3
100 % I will write a letter to my country's Nigerian ambassador. 26 entries 3 3 3
100 % I will actively inform other people about issues related to the BBOG campaign. 43 entries 3 3 3
100 % I will help coordinating efforts in the global BBOG campaign. 43 entries 3 3 3
100 % I will contribute to the recessary research and documentation on the issues. 0 3 3 3
100 % I will actively remain informed on the issues and on the campaign. 43 entries 3 3 3
View the full results and vote

BBOG: What strategy after one year?

One year after the kidnapping of the Chibok girls, I am going to post a series of 3 short blog posts about our strategy for the future.

In short:
- Support core activists and coordinate global campaign
- Provide information that highlights what can be done (as opposed to mere "infotainement").
- Act in ways that our individual efforts build on each other's work.
- Not rely on Twitter, as it has proved to be a very poor platform for activism.

About @BringGirlsBack and the Forgotten Ones project

People who have been regularly following me since the beginning of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign last year, know who I am. I have often communicated (via twitter or otherwise) about the reasons of my involvement in the campaign. But I still get new followers who are wondering, so I wrote this blog entry to clarify a few points.

My name is augustin and I am managing the Twitter channel @BringGirlsBack. I am not Nigerian. I've never been there. I am a Frenchman who has been living in Asia for 17 years.

Meeting with the Nigerian ambassadors

I am currently aware of 2 individuals who are actively trying to have a face-to-face meeting with the Nigerian ambassadors in their respective countries, in order to discusse #BringBackOurGirls, the fight againgst BokoHaram and more generally the situation in NE Nigeria.

This blog entry is to document a little their action, the reaction (or lack thereof) of the Nigerian embassies, and to see how we can help them.

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# BringBackOurGirls And Nigeria blog entries

See in the menu below some of the blog entries I wrote about #BringBackOurGirls and Nigeria.

Action taken in January 2015 to restore peace and justice in North East Nigeria

We have just started documenting all the concrete actions that have been taken by individuals, charities, celebrities and governments, worldwide, on behalf of the Chibok Girls and the #BringBackOurGirls movement, and more generally to restore peace and justice in the North East regions of Nigeria.

If you know anything to add to this page, please edit it, or contact @BringGirlsBack .

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