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Powerpoint created by students to present at a forum on the genocide in Darfur. Presentation was conducted at the World Bank in conjunction with World Affairs Council.


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  • Human Rights Crisis in Darfur By: Bell Multicultural H.S. Senior Capstone Class

3. Introduction

  • Sudan is a country located at theeastern side of Africa , the largest country in the continent
  • Population - 40.2 million
  • 60% Muslim40% Arabs 60% Black Africans, & 600 ethnic groups
  • Languages : Arabic, English, tribal

4. History of Conflict

  • Sudan has been in civil war for the last38 years
  • Since 1983, overtwo millionpeople have died from war-related cause and up tofour millionhave been displaced
  • In2003 , thecurrent genocidebegan
  • It is taking place in western part of Sudan,Darfurregion

5. Genocide

  • A deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group as a result of themassive killingsandproperty destructionof Black Africans-- it is safe to say its a genocide
  • Is a conflict between government militia called theJanjaweed , targeting civilian ethnic groups who areBlack Africans
  • The U.S. isthe only countryso far that classified the situation in Darfur as a genocide, on the other hand the U.N, EU & AU categorized it as acrime against humanitarian

6. Sequence of an attackCredit: Brian Steidle 7. Statistics

  • 400,000 +have died as a result of this violence
  • 2 millionhave been displaced (population of Houston, Texas)
  • 4 millionare dependent and1 millionare in need of aid

8. Diseases

  • The genocide has also caused thespreading of diseasessuch as Malaria, Diarrhea, Cholera, Malnutrition, Ebola, Respiratory Infection & HIV AIDS.

9. Government Response

  • There have been enough evidence such as:looting of cattleandgrain ,destruction of villages ,executions , andabductionof women and children to suggest that the Sudanese Government is responsible for the conflict.
  • The government of Sudan uses overwhelming forces against rebel forces, innocent civilians, and IDP Camps

Credit: Brian Steidle 10. International Response

  • On thenegative side , China is supporting the crisis in indirect way by providing military equipment such as ammunitions, and aircraft equipments.
  • Inexchange , 70% of Sudans oil exports go to China
  • Volunteers and organizations are helping out to make the situation better
  • The Red Cross is donating food and other goods from other countries

11. Call To Action

  • Write letters , post comments urge your state representatives and make donations to organizations
  • TheU.S. should keep pressuring the UN and the Sudanese government to end the genocide
  • The international world, shouldput a reconciliation over the Sudanese government.
  • As a whole, let us keep the promise of NEVER AGAIN
  • Lets stop the Genocide in Darfur and save Darfur now so that

12. 13. Bibliography

  • / (Credit: Brian Steidle)