Zoe’s Ark

Linked with Eric Breteau – France, with Children do not belong to their parents, with Chad’s children, with Mes réactions concernant les enfants du Tchad, (yes, last year I believed what mass-medias told us), with Marc Garmirian – Lebanon and France, and with the betrayal on Darfour’s children.

(Page d’acccuil en francais / french homepage, … sorry, the english homepage seems not be available for the moment).

Homepage in french, click on (french) video ‘sauver les enfants du Darfour‘, 3.55 min., put online May 17, 2007: Massacres au Darfour, L’Arche de Zoé lance un cri d’alarme, ‘Il faut sauver les enfants du Darfour pendant qu’il est encore temps. Dans quelques mois, ils seront morts!” … (save the Darfur children while it is time, in some months they will be death, showing the devasted situation, and that nothing had be done for this children since now; telling: now, today, in Darfur every 5 minutes a child is dying; and asking: act now). Voilà quatre ans que dure le conflit du Darfour, à l’ouest du Soudan. Quatre ans que des millions de civils innocents, pour la plupart des femmes et des enfants, sont massacrés, torturés, violés, pillés, affamés et chassés de leurs villages par la dictature islamiste du gouvernement soudanais ou les milices qu’il a armées, les Janjaweeds / Since 4 years … mostly innocent women and children are tortured, raped, looted, famished and hound out of their village by the dictatorship of the Sudanese Gov. … (full long text in french).

Sorry, the web pages ‘operation Darfour and ‘Forum’ seem not working, nor in english, nor in french. Postal Contact: L’Arche de Zoé, 23 rue Hallé, 75014 PARIS, France.

Backgrounder Zoe’s Ark group (the star.com): by Reuters, Nov 02, 2007 – The group (in French ‘L’Arche de Zoe’) was formed by a group of motoring enthusiasts in the wake of the tsunami that devastated parts of Asia on Dec. 26, 2004:

  • The Zoe’s Ark members set up four temporary camps in Banda Aceh in Indonesia.
  • The organization has a president, co-founder and volunteer firefighter Eric Breteau, a general secretary and about 50 active volunteers.
  • In April, Zoe’s Ark announced a campaign to evacuate 10,000 orphans from Sudan’s Darfur region alongside other French charities.
  • It said it wanted to place orphaned Darfuri children aged under five in foster care with French families, invoking its right to do so under international law.
  • The general secretary, Stephanie Lefebvre, told the Le Parisien daily last month the organization never aimed to have the children in its care adopted and simply wanted to save them from starvation.
  • A seven-member team – which included a doctor, a nurse and firefighters – was based in Chad. Lefebvre said the group sought authorization from French authorities to grant safe passage to the children it intended to bring back to France, so Zoe’s Ark could seek the right of asylum for them … (full text).

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