New York, June 18 : Actress and activist Mia Farrow has reprimanded the 15 members of the UN Security Council of failing in its duties of protecting civilians caught in ethnic conflicts in Sudan's Darfur region.
Farrow, the slender star of Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Great Gatsby (1974), stressed on the overwhelming need to get well-equipped peacekeepers on the ground and protection for humanitarian relief convoys unable to reach millions of refugees who have tumbled over Sudan's borders.
"You have already failed the 300,000 or more who have died needlessly in Darfur, The Washington Times quoted Farrow, as saying.
"You are failing millions of civilians who are struggling to survive in wretched camps across Darfur, eastern Chad and now the Central African Republic. And you are failing this body - the ideals and principles it represents," she added.
Farrow's address on Tuesday was delivered in private, but her people allowed paper copies of her remarks to be circulated among reporters.
The actress has devoted much of the last two years to publicizing the plight of people in Darfur and trying to prod governments and the UN into action.
She is affiliated with Dream for Darfur, a group that has used pre-Olympic pressure on China, a council member with influence in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to more actively support peace and disarmament efforts.
Richard Williamson, Washington's special envoy for Darfur, also attended the meeting.