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Genocide in Darfur

Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Genocide in Darfur


Darfur, Sudan

Sudan is the largest country in Africa. Located in Northeastern Africa, it borders the Red Sea and falls between Egypt, Chad, Uganda, as well as six other countries. The capitol, Khartoum, is in the Northeastern part of the country. Darfur is a region in Western Sudan that encompasses an area roughly the size of Spain. The population of Darfur is estimated at 6,000,000 people. The conflict in Darfur has also increased tensions in neighboring Chad and the Central African Republic as hundreds of thousands of refugees stream over the two countries’ borders to escape violence.

Feb 2003 - still happening today

In 2003, two Darfuri rebel movements- the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)- took up arms against the Sudanese government, complaining about the marginalization of the area and the failure to protect sedentary people from attacks by nomads. The government of Sudan responded by unleashing Arab militias known as Janjaweed, or “devils on horseback”. Sudanese forces and Janjaweed militia attacked hundreds of villages throughout Darfur. Over 400 villages were completely destroyed and millions of civilians were forced to flee their homes.

The government of Sudan ordered "Janjaweed " to carry out the genocide. The ones who are affected the most are civilians in Darfur, known as Darfuri, and the citizens from Eastern Chad.

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What Happened?

  • SLA and JEM reble movement
  • Mass slaughter and rape for civillians of Darfur and Eastern Chad
  • Janjaweed burned villages, looted resources, and polluted water sources, murdered, raped and tortured citizens.
  • 480,000 were killed and 2.8 million were displaced

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  • Discrimination
  • China's support
  • Environmental issue
1. Discrimination and denial
2. The Janjaweed and the government avoiding the truth
3. Displacement caused by the Janjaweed

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  • May 25th 2004, UN Council made its first statement.
  • UN Security passed reslutions.
  • Situation in Darfur was considered as war crimes.
  • USA, Britain and Suden signed the DPA
  • IRC built camps for Darfur refugees.

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  • Part A,B, and C are violated

What can we do?

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  • Understand it
  • Get your voice heard
  • Racism awareness
  • Acknowledgement of the cruelty of genocide


  • ___% of females were victims of _____ _______ and _______ _______.
  • ___% of killings of civilians committed by militia groups were instructed by the _______.
  • ______ out of ______ births died due to malnutrition
  • ------------ people have fleed to Darfur, mainly to _______where they face further violence.


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