Iraqi girl suffering leukaemia
©Takashi Morizumi


If you are interested in organizing a photo exhibition,
please enquire to
contact/ Midori & Sanae


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"Children of the Gulf War"
photo exhibition project

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Crime Against Humanity

'The plight of Iraq's children is an alarm warning people about the horror of the new nuclear warfare.'
Takashi Morizumi / photographer of "Children of the Gulf War"

"Children of the Gulf War" photo exhibition UK tour

Do you know that the 1991 Gulf War was a war of mass destruction? It was also a nuclear war - radioactive DU weapons were used. And again, the US and the UK used DU weapons during the recent war. Do you know what happened in Iraq after the last Gulf War and what will inevitably happen after this attack? If you don't yet know what DU (Depleted Uranium) is, if you don't yet know what the consequence of using DU weapons, come and see the "Children of the Gulf War" photo exhibition.

UK Tour Schedule
Who is Takashi Morizumi
Exhibit Description and History
US Tour
From the UK Organizer
The Global Peace Campaign
Thank you
Morizumi's interview
BBC Mundo Spanish (21 OCT 03)
New Photo Exhibit
"Children under the Air-strikes"
Report & Photos from Iraq
by Takashi Morizumi
Latest News
Photo Exhibit
What is Depleted Uranium(DU)?
What About the Iraqi Children?
A speech given by now 13-year-old
Charlotte Aldebron
at a peace rally in Maine.
news mail(English)
back issues-2004
back issues -2003
news mail( Japanese)
back issues-2004
back issues-2003
mail magazine
(Sorry, Japanese text only)

Special thanks to Takashi Morizumi, Children of the Gulf War US Tour Project and all at GPC (Global Peace Campaign). GPC is promoting 'children of the gulf war'by Takashi Morizumi in the USA, England, Japan and the rest of the world.

UK Tour Schedule

*"Children of Iraq Wars"
Takashi Morizumi Photo Exhibition in Brighton
University of Sussex
7th to 9th June 2004
10:00 to 17:00
The open space on the ground floor,
the Arts D, University of Sussex
Photo book and Postcards set on sale

University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH UK
(5 min walk from Falmer Station)

Campus map:
Access to Sussex Uni.:

The Cowley Club / Brighton
10th to 29th June 2004
12:00 to 16:00 / Tuesday to Friday

Photo book and Postcards set on sale at the bookshop (First Floor)
(Bookshop opens 12:00 -16:00 Tue to Fri, till19:00 on Thurs)
12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA
(15 min walk from Brighton Station)
Tel: 01273 696104

Further information: 07941 831008 (Mari)

"Children of Iraq Wars" Photo Exhibition Committee, Brighton
"Children of the Gulf War" Photo Exhibition UK Tour
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Who is Takashi Morizumi
photographer of "Children of the Gulf War"
Takashi Morizumi is a photojournalist who covers topics in Japan and overseas such as the effects of US military bases and environmental problems. In particular, since the later half of the 90s, he has covered the damages caused by nuclear mining, testing, power plants, and the use of depleteted uranium and other nuclear weapons.

Takashi has been documenting the children of Iraq since 1998. He has observed the effects of the U.S. government blockade: no medical supplies, malnourished children, weakened children dying in large numbers, and the alarming increase in leukemia, cancer, and physical deformities. To read Takashi's introduction to his book Children of the Gulf War, click here.

"I hope to show to many people a view of the things happening around the world that I have been investigating. In the 21st century, where is the world heading? Can mankind's intelligence lead us to a bright future? I want you to keep thinking positively."

For further information about Takashi Morizumi, visit his Japanese language web site at:

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Exhibit Description and History

The following is Takashi Morizumi's introduction to the book Children of the Gulf War:

Eleven years after the Gulf War, destroyed Iraqi tanks still lie abandoned in the desert along the border of Iraq and Kuwait. Since its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq has been subject to severe economic sanctions. Its economic activities, heavily dependent on imports, are virtually paralyzed. The people are exhausted, their lives a continual ordeal, and the main victims are the Iraqi children.

I have been documenting the children of Iraq since 1998. Even at large hospitals in Baghdad, medicines have vanished from pharmacy shelves. Medical equipment is broken and unusable. When children are malnourished, even common diarrhea or colds can lead to death. But the most alarming phenomenon is the enormous increase in deaths due to leukemia and other cancers. Iraqi hospitals are filled with children suffering from leukemia, cancer and physical deformities. To treat the enormous increase in patients, the two pediatric hospitals in Baghdad had to build special wings for leukemia patients. However, because of financial limitations, there is a severe shortage of medication. Doctors are overwhelmed with the number of severely ill patients. Deaths from cancer in Basra, the city in southern Iraq closest to the battlefields, increased from 34 in 1988 before the war to 219 five years later in 1996. Since then, they have continued to soar. In 2000, the figure was 586 deaths, a 17-fold increase!

Why is this happening? The most likely explanation is the depleted uranium munitions used by the multilateral forces. Depleted uranium is a by-product of the manufacture of nuclear weapons and fuel for nuclear power reactors. Although it contains only a low level of uranium-235, which is required for nuclear fission, it does remain a radioactive substance.

Taking advantage of the hardness and density of this material, the defense industry has developed a new type of armor-piercing shell, which is fired at high speed against the target. The impact generates intense heat and severe burning. Artillery penetrators and machine-gun bullets made of depleted uranium were first used in the Gulf War, a total quantity estimated at over three hundred tons. The shell disintegrates into particles that permeate the air and soil of the surrounding area and pollute the water. When this toxic metal penetrates the body or is ingested, the incidence of cancer, leukemia, liver and kidney disorders, tumors and birth defects is high. This substance is thought responsible for the increases in leukemia and cancer.

The Gulf War saw the introduction of Tomahawk missiles and other high-tech weapons. Now, it turns out, it was a new kind of "nuclear war." In Bosnia and Kosovo, depleted uranium was also left behind. In Afganistan, the likelihood that it was used is high. The continual use of depleted uranium weapons in the future is extremely dangerous to human beings and the environment.

The plight of Iraq's children is an alarm warning people about the horror of this new nuclear warfare.

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"Children of the Gulf War" US tour

You can find some more information about the exhibition and depleted uranium from below address that is a homepage of 'Children of the Gulf War' photo exhibition tour at US.

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From the organizer of the UK tour

My name is Midori, a Japanese working mother living in London. I am organizing a photo exhibition tour called 'Children of the Gulf War".
I have a seven years old son. The day before his seventh birthday, he asked me. 'Why have children being killed by a war? Children haven't done anything bad'. I didn't know how to answer him. Children in the photographs have been asking me the same question. Please come and meet the children in the Gulf War.

I'm looking for spaces for further exhibitions. If you know any place in London or any other town, which might be interested in hosting the exhibition, please let me know.

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The Global Peace Campaign

The Global Peace Campaign was launched by a Japanese mother and her friends in England and USA soon after the September 11th terrorist attack. The aim was to stop military retaliation in Afganistan by the USA and UK.

GPC have placed four peace ads in the USA (2 in the NY Times, 1 in the LA Times and 1 in the Washington Post), 1 peace ad in Italy (La Stampa) and ten peace ads in Persian papers (Javanan and Nimruz). GPC are also promoting 2 books in the USA, England, Japan and the rest of the world: "Children of the Gulf War" by Takashi Morizumi and "Addicted to War" by Joel Andreas.

GPC are now trying to raise money for a billboard in Hollywood to promote "Addicted To War" and a peace ad that was placed in the Washington Post on February 6th, which cost $65,000. Donations can be made on line at:

Alternatively, money orders (in US dollars) can be sent to: Veterans For Peace, 438 North Skinker, St Louis, MO63130, USA. For further details, visit: (Click 'English version')

GPC's goal is to promote alternative and peaceful solutions to conflicts and create a sustainable and peaceful global society. GPC is a grassroots campaign by those who care for every life on earth. GPC distribute information via the above website and a listserve (to subscribe send a blank email to

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Thanks to

Takashi Morizumi / Yumi Kikuchi (gpc) / Kyoko Kawashima (US) / Yukiko Fukuma / Murad Banaji (ucl) / Giovanna Garrone (ucl) / Waleed Alsayed (ucl) / Dan Rogger (ucl) / Jim Gledhill (ucl) / Jasmine / Angela / J Corcoron / L Hipkin / Misako Okuyama (surrey roehampton) / Sanae / Chujo / Flag of Unity (JP) / Yoshi Tezuka / Kiki Foster / Mie Takahashi / Charlotte & Jillian Aldebron (US) / Ewan Kelsall (sussex uni.) / Mehmet Agdiran (sussex uni.) / Shoko / E Ford (surrey roehampton) / Sumie / Gail Marcus (surrey roehampton) / Matarn / Sophie Barta / Philip Lee / Sophie Bizeul / Joseph Najjar / Robin Baird / The News Line (UK) / Akahata (JP) / K Yuasa / T Gotoh / George / Yuki Mayall / Y Mori (goldsmith)/ Alejandra Martins/Nobuo Kazashi(The Global Association for Banning Depleted Uranium Weapons-Hiroshima)/Jun Mori(Fr)

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