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The Conflict In Darfur. The Darfur Conflict is an ongoing civil war centered on the Darfur region . It began in February 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and Justice Equality groups revolted against the Sudanese government over religion. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Conflict In Darfur

The Conflict In Darfur

The Darfur Conflict is an ongoing civil war centered on the Darfur region.

It began in February 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and Justice Equality groups revolted against the Sudanese government over religion.

One side is the Sudanese military and the Janjaweed, a Sudanese militia group.

The other side is made of rebel groups (SLM/A and JEM)

The Conflict in Darfur

Oil revenues fund this civil war that violates international human rights and humanitarian law.

The Sudanese government has been charged with crimes against humanity, including:

Use of mass starvation and mass forcible displacement as a weapon of destruction

Pattern of obstructing humanitarian aid

Harassment of internally displaced persons (IDPs)

Bombing of hospitals, clinics, schools, and other civilian sites

Use of rape as a weapon against targeted groups

Employing a divide-to-destroy strategy of pitting ethnic groups against each other, with enormous loss of civilian life

Training and supporting ethnic militias who commit atrocities

Destroying indigenous cultures

Enslavement of women and children by government-support militias

Impeding and failing to fully implement peace agreements