WHO ARE THE HIBAKUSHA?
The Hibakusha are the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 as a result of World War II. The two bombs dropped by US forces wiped out these two Japanese cities in an instant; those who narrowly survived were fated from that moment to carry with them the scars and wounds from the disaster for the rest of their lives.
what is the hibakusha appeal?
The Hibakusha Appeal is a signature campaign calling for an international treaty to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons. The average age of the Hibakusha is now over 80 years old, yet the threat of a global nuclear war seems to be growing larger each day. The horrors of "Hell on Earth" that the Hibakusha have experienced should never be repeated again. Signatures will be collected until 2020, or until such a treaty is realized.