Slate has an exhibit of drawings rendered by children of Darfur, Sudan and they’re not idyllic images of childhood, to monstrously understate things.
Human Rights Watch: What is going on here?
Girl: My hut burning after being hit by a bomb.
HRW: And here? [Pointing to what looks like an upside-down woman]
Girl: It's a woman. She is dead.
HRW: Why is her face colored in red?
Girl: Oh, because she has been shot in the face.
HRW: What is this vehicle? Who is this in green?
Girl: That is a tank. The man in green is a soldier.
These “mine canaries” are almost gone.