And that is just what she is doing to powerful effect with Darfur as well. A UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for almost six years, Farrow, 61, wants to call the world's attention to the plight of the women and children she has met in the refugee camps during two visits to the war-torn region. "These are the most courageous women I've ever met," the actress says. "We can only bow our heads with the deepest respect at this time of suffering and terror." Ronan, a UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth who starts Yale Law School in the fall, shares his mother's passion. "These people have no voice to tell the world what is happening," he says. "I told them I will honor what they've endured by bringing back their stories."
Farrow has opened up her personal photo albums to PEOPLE ("A Trip to Darfur," p. 56), offering a look at this land of tremendous tragedy and promise. "The people I met in Darfur, the stories I heard—all of it is seared into me," she says. "I am not the same person anymore." After seeing her pictures and hearing her words, readers won't be either.
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