Forum on Genocide in Darfur

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Forum on Genocide in Darfur

  1. 2. <ul><li>Human Rights Crisis in Darfur By: Bell Multicultural H.S. Senior Capstone Class </li></ul>
  2. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Sudan is a country located at the eastern side of Africa , the largest country in the continent </li></ul><ul><li>Population - 40.2 million </li></ul><ul><li>60% Muslim 40% Arabs 60% Black Africans, & 600 ethnic groups </li></ul><ul><li>Languages : Arabic, English, tribal </li></ul>
  3. 4. History of Conflict <ul><li>Sudan has been in civil war for the last 38 years </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1983, over two million people have died from war-related cause and up to four million have been displaced </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003 , the current genocide began </li></ul><ul><li>It is taking place in western part of Sudan, Darfur region </li></ul>
  4. 5. Genocide <ul><li>A deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group as a result of the massive killings and property destruction of Black Africans-- it is safe to say it’s a genocide </li></ul><ul><li>Is a conflict between government militia called the Janjaweed , targeting civilian ethnic groups who are Black Africans </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. is the only country so far that classified the situation in Darfur as a genocide, on the other hand the U.N, EU & AU categorized it as a crime against humanitarian </li></ul>
  5. 6. Sequence of an attack Credit: Brian Steidle
  6. 7. Statistics <ul><li>400,000 + have died as a result of this violence </li></ul><ul><li>2 million have been displaced (population of Houston, Texas) </li></ul><ul><li>4 million are dependent and 1 million are in need of aid </li></ul>
  7. 8. Diseases <ul><li>The genocide has also caused the spreading of diseases such as Malaria, Diarrhea, Cholera, Malnutrition, Ebola, Respiratory Infection & HIV AIDS. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Government Response <ul><li>There have been enough evidence such as: looting of cattle and grain , destruction of villages , executions , and abduction of women and children to suggest that the Sudanese Government is responsible for the conflict. </li></ul><ul><li>The government of Sudan uses overwhelming forces against rebel forces, innocent civilians, and IDP Camps </li></ul>Credit: Brian Steidle
  9. 10. International Response <ul><li>On the negative side , China is supporting the crisis in indirect way by providing military equipment such as ammunitions, and aircraft equipments. </li></ul><ul><li>In exchange , 70% of Sudan’s oil exports go to China </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers and organizations are helping out to make the situation better </li></ul><ul><li>The Red Cross is donating food and other goods from other countries </li></ul>
  10. 11. Call To Action <ul><li>Write letters , post comments urge your state representatives and make donations to organizations </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. should keep pressuring the UN and the Sudanese government to end the genocide </li></ul><ul><li>The international world, should put a reconciliation over the Sudanese government. </li></ul><ul><li>As a whole, let us keep the promise of “ NEVER AGAIN ” </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s stop the Genocide in Darfur and save Darfur now so that </li></ul><ul><li>HISTORY WON’T JUDGE US… </li></ul>
  11. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.crin.org/hrbap/index.asp?action=theme.guideitem&item=4683&subtheme=2 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.crin.org/hrbap/index.asp?action=theme.subtheme&subtheme=11 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5424.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.savedarfur.org/pages/background </li></ul><ul><li>http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9800E2DA1E30F935A25755C0A9629C8B63 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=3060&l=1&gclid=CLCe14fo0JACFQljHgodKmugQA </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ushmm.org / (Credit: Brian Steidle) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.genocideindarfur.net/?gclid=CLLj6P_o0JACFQNTHgod9T9MOA </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2006/05/08/LI2006050801047.html </li></ul>

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