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Sumitero Taniguchi

He saw big stones flying through the air and a child totally blown away. As he picked himself off the ground he felt the that the skin and flesh of his left arm and back was slimy.

Karipbek Kuyukov

Forty-four-year-old Karipbek was born without arms, but he hasn’t let the obstacles he faces limit his success. Perhaps most extraordinarily, Karipbek is a renowned artist who paints using his legs and his mouth

Yami Lester

Yami Lester was just 10 years old when the United Kingdom began testing nuclear weapons near his home in Australia.

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate