The celebrities gathered backstage, musicians and actors and the like, preparing for this important event. The big event has one purpose, to raise awareness about an unthinkable tragedy and travesty.

The U.N. report has the grisly details. Each year, over 100,000 people are killed for no other reason than for who they are and what they believe. The families of a million or more destroyed as a result. Minorities leaving in fear in their own countries.

In addition to those killed, many hundreds of thousands more are displaced, fleeing countries their families have inhabited for generations or even millennia for fear that they can be dragged out their houses or places of worship and killed at any moment.

The body count from this ongoing tragedy is incomprehensible enough, but the collateral damage from this decimation truly boggles the mind.

And yet, the world hardly knows about it.

Read the rest at the Register.

*subhead*So many dead you can’t count.*subhead*