Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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ICANW Campaign
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon
Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The objective of this project was to create awareness of nuclear weapons around the world and how they affect us. This is not only to create awareness, but a handbook of what should be done before, during and after a nuclear disaster/attack.

The manuals that are included have testimonies from survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Not much was known of the effects of nuclear warfare before these two major bombings, but much of the information we have now comes from those two disasters.

An organization was chosen as the basis of this project. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is an organizations that creates awareness, rallies to stop mining of plutonium and uranium as well as create petitions and alternatives to creating nuclear power. This project is not affiliated with ICANW but just a platform to creating awareness. Here is there website for more information, http://www.icanw.org/

The Japanese legend of the paper cranes, claims that if 1000 paper cranes are folded, then one wish is granted. A young girl, Sadako Sasaki, that was in Hiroshima when the bombs were dropped, developed leukemia after being exposed to the radiation. She began folding paper cranes throughout her treatments, hoping to get her one wish of getting better. She never did fold all 1000 cranes and later passed away, but she inspired many others. Hence, having paper cranes and instructions of folding paper cranes in hopes of being granted that one wish.
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