Pictures to shake the conscience of the world.

Aug 21, 2021 | Featured

In my youth, this powerful and disturbing single image – Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut’s photograph of a naked girl running from a napalm attack during the Vietnam War – came to define that moment and to disturb consciences.

And images of starving Nigerian children caught up in the Biafra War awakened the world to the scale and horror of the carnage that was underway.

What will it take to shake the consciences of those who have abandoned Afghanistan to the Taliban?

Perhaps this picture of a baby being passed to a US marine over the wall of Kabul airport?

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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