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Genocide in Darfur Genocide in Darfur Corey, David, Nick, Corey, David, Nick, Darius, Robert Darius, Robert

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  • 1.Genocide in Darfur Corey, David, Nick, Darius, Robert

2. Facts about the Genocide

  • The genocide began in February 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement and Justice and Equality Movement groups in Darfur accused the Sudanese government of committing genocide against non-arabized Sudanese in favor of Sudanese Arabs.

3.

  • One side of the conflict is composed mainly of the official Sudanese military and police.
  • The other side consists of the Janjaweed,which are a Sudanese militia group. These tribes are mainly camel-herding nomads.

4. The Janjaweed

  • The Janjaweed are African or black people who have been arabized.
  • Armed gunmen in Darfur, western Sudan, and now eastern Chad.
  • They are well known for the rape, torture, dismemberment, and the displacement of others.

5. Deaths

  • Sudanese authorities claim a death toll of roughly 19,500 civilians while certain non-governmental organizations, such as the Coalition for International Justice (an organization which initiated advocacy, claimed that over 400,000 people have been killed.

6.

  • In September 2004, the World Health Organization estimated that there had been 50,000 deaths in Darfur since the beginning of the genocide an 18-month period.
  • An updated estimate the following month put the number of deaths for the 6-month period from March to October 2004 due to starvation and disease at 70,000

7. International Response

  • Some believe that the world's most powerful countries have largely limited themselves in expressing concerns and demand for the United Nations to take action in solving the genocide in Darfur.

8.

  • The Genocide in Darfur is being referred to as one of the worlds greatest humanitarian crisis.
  • Actress Angelina Jolie, and actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, and Jonah Hill are avid members of the Genocide Intervention Network.

9.

  • The Genocide Intervention Network is a non-profit organization.
  • Their goal is to protect civilians from genocide or any other mass atrocities.
  • They empower individuals with the necessary tools to prevent genocide.

10. Conclusion

  • There have been many efforts in order to end the war.
  • Some have resorted to try and settling the genocide by peace talks; but it didnt seem to phase anybody.
  • The U.S. has played an active role in trying to settle the genocide.