Darfur Organizations Network for Education (DONE) November  2009
The Darfur Crisis
The Darfur Crisis Quick Facts <ul><li>Since the conflict began in early 2003:  </li></ul><ul><li>1. Between 300,000-400,00...
The Darfur Crisis <ul><li>What is the conflict about? </li></ul><ul><li>* A long history of economic and political margina...
The Janjaweed <ul><li>By exacerbating  ethnic and tribal divisions, the central government has </li></ul><ul><li>co-opted ...
SLA/AW SLA/MM SLA/UL SLA/FW SLA/AS SLA/AG JEM GoS AM Grey Zones RDFF
Grey Zones & Security Problems <ul><li>Grey zones are a very important factor in creating security problems in Darfur. It ...
Negative Role of the Government of Sudan <ul><li>The GoS is present in most of the main towns of South and West Darfur and...
DONE/DRP Trip to Refugee Camps in Eastern Chad <ul><li>Over 200,000 Darfurians have sought refuge in eastern Chad. </li></...
Number of Refugee Camps and Refugee Population,  according to UNHCR Name  of the amp Refugee Population Oure Cassoni  Irid...
Camps Visited by DONE/DRP in Chad <ul><li>Farchana </li></ul><ul><li>Bredjing </li></ul><ul><li>Treguine </li></ul><ul><li...
In Bredjing Refuges Camp <ul><li>Education on the top of the list </li></ul><ul><li>Government of Sudan takes most  </li><...
In Treguine Refugee Camp <ul><li>Feeding family members is highlighted </li></ul><ul><li>Men go out to find ways for suste...
In Iridimi Refugee Camp <ul><li>Security is high on the list </li></ul><ul><li>Refugees here do not trust visitors </li></...
In Am Nabak Refugee Camp <ul><li>Water shortage </li></ul><ul><li>Health concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Security dilemma </li>...
In Touloum Refugee Camp <ul><li>Women issues were highlighted  </li></ul><ul><li>Many women experienced rape </li></ul><ul...
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, fo...
<ul><li>DONE is a network of grassroots organizations, managed by Darfuris youth and operating in Darfur rural, gathering ...
<ul><li>The mission of DONE is to improve the lives of the Darfuri Children and youth - and give them hope for a better fu...
<ul><li>DONE plays a very important role in supporting the University Education for Darfuri students through the project t...
<ul><li>DONE has started capacity building training for young generation in the American University in Cairo (AUC).  Advan...
<ul><li>Through the efforts of the young generations DONE is building several projects including providing volunteer teach...
<ul><li>DONE is planning to play an important role in reconciliation activities targeting local communities and tribes thr...
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  • Some areas like Kafod are patrolled at night by tribal Militias, these militia are composed of people from the region whom are related to Cmdrs in different groups, this is why they might say they are closer to one group or another!
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    1. 1. Darfur Organizations Network for Education (DONE) November 2009
    2. 2. The Darfur Crisis
    3. 3. The Darfur Crisis Quick Facts <ul><li>Since the conflict began in early 2003: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Between 300,000-400,000 people have lost their lives </li></ul><ul><li>2. More than 2 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes </li></ul><ul><li>3. Over 200,000 Darfurian refugees have fled to Chad </li></ul><ul><li>The UN has characterized the situation as one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. Kofi Annan called the Darfur atrocities “hell on earth” after his first visit there. </li></ul>
    4. 4. The Darfur Crisis <ul><li>What is the conflict about? </li></ul><ul><li>* A long history of economic and political marginalization by the Khartoum governments sparked a rebellion within the Darfur region </li></ul><ul><li>*Feb 2003: JEM/SLA attack Sudanese government and military installations </li></ul><ul><li>*The central government responded initially with a series of aerial attacks on villages and subsequently by recruiting and arming the “Janjaweed” </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Janjaweed <ul><li>By exacerbating ethnic and tribal divisions, the central government has </li></ul><ul><li>co-opted these criminal militias and has actually encouraged them to do </li></ul><ul><li>its dirty work: to terrorize Darfurian civilians. After the Khartoum </li></ul><ul><li>government bombs the Darfurian communities to make them </li></ul><ul><li>uninhabitable, the Janjaweed militias profit from the chaos; they loot </li></ul><ul><li>and pillage the villages and conclude by forcibly expelling its </li></ul><ul><li>inhabitants. </li></ul>Murder Rape Terror Looting Destruction
    6. 6. SLA/AW SLA/MM SLA/UL SLA/FW SLA/AS SLA/AG JEM GoS AM Grey Zones RDFF
    7. 7. Grey Zones & Security Problems <ul><li>Grey zones are a very important factor in creating security problems in Darfur. It is the areas where most of the Abductions, carjacking and looting is taking place. </li></ul><ul><li>Furthermore, these areas are either empty, a movement area or a zone under the control of different groups simultaneously, which sometimes used by the militia-men as well as the rebels to practice criminality. </li></ul><ul><li>Grey zones are also, quite often, frontlines where most of the military confrontations are taking place. </li></ul><ul><li>In some cases, these areas are considered under the control of a group which is not permanently present rendering the area prone to banditry. </li></ul><ul><li>Some areas are not fully controlled by an armed group, but are under their influence. Such areas are not safe at all times and are prone to banditry. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Negative Role of the Government of Sudan <ul><li>The GoS is present in most of the main towns of South and West Darfur and some areas in North Darfur. </li></ul><ul><li>It has the effective control over these towns and often the axes connecting them but through the efforts of the different militias operating under the GoS and abuse civilian’s rights. </li></ul><ul><li>The GoS expelled 15 international NGOs which has resulted in thousands of IDPs left behind without food and clean water. </li></ul><ul><li>The government of Sudan is also hosting Chadian rebel groups of UFDD, UFDD-F and RFC in Enserio in North Darfur. </li></ul><ul><li>The government is helping the LRA to shift their activities from South Sudan to Darfur and C.A.R. </li></ul>
    9. 9. DONE/DRP Trip to Refugee Camps in Eastern Chad <ul><li>Over 200,000 Darfurians have sought refuge in eastern Chad. </li></ul><ul><li>UNHCR built 11 camps in 2003/2004. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2005 UNHCR built another camp. </li></ul><ul><li>Total camps as of day are 12. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Number of Refugee Camps and Refugee Population, according to UNHCR Name of the amp Refugee Population Oure Cassoni Iridimi Touloum Am Nabak Mile Kounoungo Farchana Bredjing Treguine Djabal Goz Amer 24,676 17,508 21,243 16,130 14,962 12,661 19,806 34,790 14,485 17,376 19,357 TOTAL 213,314
    11. 11. Camps Visited by DONE/DRP in Chad <ul><li>Farchana </li></ul><ul><li>Bredjing </li></ul><ul><li>Treguine </li></ul><ul><li>Kounoungo </li></ul><ul><li>Iridimi </li></ul><ul><li>Touloum </li></ul><ul><li>Am Nabak </li></ul>
    12. 12. In Bredjing Refuges Camp <ul><li>Education on the top of the list </li></ul><ul><li>Government of Sudan takes most </li></ul><ul><li>of the blame – as well as the Janjaweed </li></ul><ul><li>They do not want to return </li></ul><ul><li>The future is unknown </li></ul>
    13. 13. In Treguine Refugee Camp <ul><li>Feeding family members is highlighted </li></ul><ul><li>Men go out to find ways for sustenance </li></ul><ul><li>Women concentrate on job opportunities inside the camp – fear of rape </li></ul><ul><li>They fear involuntary repatriation </li></ul><ul><li>Very reserved to speak out </li></ul>
    14. 14. In Iridimi Refugee Camp <ul><li>Security is high on the list </li></ul><ul><li>Refugees here do not trust visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Returning to Darfur is not an option </li></ul><ul><li>Health issues and food distribution are of concern </li></ul><ul><li>Resolving Fire-wood problem was unsuccessful </li></ul>
    15. 15. In Am Nabak Refugee Camp <ul><li>Water shortage </li></ul><ul><li>Health concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Security dilemma </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough tenets </li></ul><ul><li>Education has no future </li></ul><ul><li>Complaints about local authorities </li></ul>
    16. 16. In Touloum Refugee Camp <ul><li>Women issues were highlighted </li></ul><ul><li>Many women experienced rape </li></ul><ul><li>Some widows care for orphans </li></ul><ul><li>Some complaints against aid organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Employment discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Returning to Darfur is not an option any time soon </li></ul>
    17. 17. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them&quot; Henry Steele Commage 2000 .
    18. 18. <ul><li>DONE is a network of grassroots organizations, managed by Darfuris youth and operating in Darfur rural, gathering and refugees areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Established in March 2007 by a youth group from various communities in Darfur. </li></ul><ul><li>DONE aims at improving the lives of youth, women and children through education, vocational training, capacity building, reconciliation and basic health care including AIDS awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>The network comprises nine local Dafuri NGOs. </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>The mission of DONE is to improve the lives of the Darfuri Children and youth - and give them hope for a better future - through education, vocational training, decreasing tribal tensions. </li></ul><ul><li>DONE aims to focus in particular on difficult to access areas in Darfur where the security situation is a real challenge. </li></ul><ul><li>Trained 30 midwives came from rural areas (east Jebel Mara) in Zagazig University in Cairo. </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>DONE plays a very important role in supporting the University Education for Darfuri students through the project that has been implemented by RYA since 2006 . </li></ul><ul><li>So far, 2780 scholarships have been granted for Darfuri University students in Khartoum private institutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops for reconciliation and peace building have been organized by the for Darfur University students with SUDO in November 2008. </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>DONE has started capacity building training for young generation in the American University in Cairo (AUC). Advanced courses have been provided for ten students in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights and reporting are part of the courses delivered in the AUC. </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing the tribal clashes and raising awareness are also part of the training provided by the AUC. </li></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>Through the efforts of the young generations DONE is building several projects including providing volunteer teachers to fill the gap in the educational process for the kids in Darfur. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and run mobile schools in rural, refugees and outreach areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Prevents child soldiering and observing children recruitment by all the armed carriers in Darfur. </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>DONE is planning to play an important role in reconciliation activities targeting local communities and tribes through grass-roots projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the people affected (directly or indirectly) by the military operations, the victims of the looting activities, the traumatized and the other victims of sexual harassment, human rights violations. </li></ul><ul><li>Harmonizing the communities in the region. </li></ul>

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