Since 2009 until today, we delivered over 1,500 pieces of equipment. Of this 742 photo and video cameras, 60 laptops, 15 sets of satellite internet, 7 flying cameras - quadcopters, and many other computer accessories, solar chargers, generators ... All with a total value of € 180,000. The natives used all this to make a lot of invaluable footage, which can be used as evidence in the International Criminal Court. But the cameras also deter the assailants from attacking as they are afraid of being caught on tape because of their relatives and the courts.
A shocking statement by the humanitarian coordinator of the rebels, Mr Suleiman Jamous, sums up the vital importance of this form of help: “Small cameras from Slovenia do more good in Darfur than 20,000 members of the peacekeeping mission.”
We’re working closely with the Slovenian humanitarian worker Tomo Križnar in gathering documentary material. Tomo used the material he gathered as a reliable foundation for writing books about the bloodshed in Sudan, and the footage was also used to make documentaries.
All of the documentary material that’s being gathered is essential for the conviction of the criminals in the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
International responses and reactions
Luis Moreno Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague: “The cameras really provide unique help. The footage represents invaluable evidence for the court in The Hague.”
Suleiman Jamous, humanitarian coordinator of the rebels: “Small cameras from Slovenia do more good in Darfur than 20,000 members of the peacekeeping mission.”
We’ve printed 15,000 notebooks for children in need
Unfortunately, many children live in poverty in Slovenia as well. We’re raising funds for notebooks and school supplies, which we distribute to socially endangered children with the help of school funds. In 2013, we printed 15,000 notebooks, thus helping many Slovenian children.