Tuesday, May 1, 2007
April 29th marked the fourth Global Day for Darfur and Mark lent his support by turning over one of 10,000 hourglasses filled with fake blood. The event was organized by a coalition including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and called on world leaders to take “decisive action” over atrocities in Darfur. Other big name supporters of the protest included Sir Elton John, George Clooney, Mia Farrow and Mick Jagger. According to the United Nations, the conflict in Darfur has led to 200,000 deaths and two million people being displaced, although Sudan contests these figures, saying that only 9,000 people have died as a result of the conflict so far.