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Remember each and every person

August 6, 2020

Shin’s Tricycle, courtesy of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

75 years ago the United States detonated an atomic bomb over the City of Hiroshima, instantly killing an estimated 80,000 people and changing the world forever. Just three days after the tragedy in Hiroshima, the United States detonated a second bomb over the City of Nagasaki, resulting in 40,000 immediate deaths. By the end of 1945, an estimated 200,000 lives were lost due to radiation exposure, lack of adequate medical care, and other health complications. We remember each and every person lost as a result of these inhumane bombings and reaffirm IPPNW’s commitment to do all that we can to abolish nuclear weapons, so that humanity never again sees the devastating consequences of their use. We vow to honor the Hibakusha, the survivors of the atomic bombings, with all our actions.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a number of states will ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as we approach the 50 countries needed for it to enter into force.  We can think of no more appropriate way to honor the Hibashusha than this.

Please join Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez, Setsuko Thurlow, and Beatrice Fihn in saluting the newest states parties to the nuclear ban treaty!

When: Thursday, 6 August 2020, 9:30 AM (New York time)
Link to join the event

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2020 11:00 am

    Post Independence Day Twigs of Poetree 🙂
    Great worx, thanx. How do we not drop the bomb again, e’r not drop the ball? Twig of related poetree 🙂

    8-6-45’s nuclear, ‘little boy’, dropped on Hiroshima

    ten thousand eyes aghast,
    mushroom cloud’s beauty
    twists, ten times more turned to ash.

    Copy, share as you will. Thanx for all you do; have a great day 🙂 reality

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