Jude Law Plugs 'Peace Day' in Afghanistan

Actor urges sides to pause, allow polio shots for kids
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2008 8:02 PM CDT
British actor Jude Law is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Jude Law stumped for peace in Kabul today, urging all sides in the Afghan war to lay down arms for one day. Visiting with British filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, Law said "Peace Day" on September 21 would give health workers a chance to vaccinate children or deliver food. Gilley and Law won a day of peace last year that allowed 1.4 million kids in Taliban regions to receive polio shots.

"We are appalled at the situation in Afghanistan and beyond," said Gilley. "Nobody wants people to suffer in the way that they are. That is precisely why we came back."