Save Darfur
Sage Ridge School
 
 
 
Darfur: The century’s first genocide
400,000 dead 2.5 million displaced 10,000 dying every month
Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, but countless more can be saved.
… they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against...
Darfur, Sudan
Origins of the Conflict <ul><li>Drought </li></ul><ul><li>North-South Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Dictator: Omar Al-Bashir...
Drought
North-South Civil War   “ The most long-lasting and devastating  war in the world.” -Jimmy Carter
General Omar Al-Bashir and the National Islamic Front
Marginalization of Darfur
Current Situation <ul><li>Janjaweed Militias </li></ul><ul><li>Government sponsored terror </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction o...
Janjaweed: Devils on Horseback
Civilian Targets Bombed
 
Thousands of Towns Destroyed
 
 
Food and Water Supplies Ruined
Millions Still Threatened
Mass Starvation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rape and Murder of Civilians
 
 
Children at Risk <ul><li>80% of children suffer from malnutrition </li></ul><ul><li>70% of the deaths in the camps are chi...
 
 
Abduction of Children
Impact on the Next Generation “ Now my nights are hard because I feel frightened…“ -Taha, age 13
“ They know what they are doing…they are doing it with purpose.” - Ali, Refugee Teacher
Genocide Spreading to Chad
Effects of Global Warming on Darfur <ul><li>“The impact of climate change will fall disproportionately on the world’s poor...
Lake Chad <ul><li>Lake Chad depleting due to global warming </li></ul><ul><li>Crops </li></ul><ul><li>“ One of the world's...
Lake Chad Water Depletion
Other Effects <ul><li>Poverty can not be stopped if global warming isn’t stopped </li></ul><ul><li>“ Global warming is hel...
International Response   <ul><li>United Nations  </li></ul><ul><li>African Union  </li></ul><ul><li>NATO </li></ul><ul><li...
United Nations
The African Union
NATO “ Drawing on its Response Force… NATO should put a brigade-sized element at the disposal of the United Nations to aug...
The United States
From Reno to Darfur <ul><li>What have we been doing to help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraiser- $2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Rallies
 
More action is needed.
Take Action, Continued <ul><li>Visit  www.SaveDarfur.org   and also www.povertyfighters.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Voi...
We Must Act
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My name is Ryan Dhindsa, and I am attending a global issues conference in Luxembourg to do a presentation on Darfur. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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  • Hi, my name is Ryan Dhindsa. This is our presentation about Darfur and our efforts in Reno, NV, USA. I am an eighth grade student from Sage Ridge School. I got interested in Darfur last year in seventh grade after seeing a movie about the poverty in Africa and I realized that the people in Africa need our help. I did some research on Africa and learned about the problem in Darfur, Sudan. I started a fundraiser, and some of my peers were interested in helping also, so they joined. I would like to introduce, Spencer Helms and Brandon Jones.
  • From Reno to Darfur

    1. 1. Save Darfur
    2. 2. Sage Ridge School
    3. 6. Darfur: The century’s first genocide
    4. 7. 400,000 dead 2.5 million displaced 10,000 dying every month
    5. 8. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, but countless more can be saved.
    6. 9. … they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. - Isaiah 2:4 “ Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
    7. 10. Darfur, Sudan
    8. 11. Origins of the Conflict <ul><li>Drought </li></ul><ul><li>North-South Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>Dictator: Omar Al-Bashir </li></ul><ul><li>Marginalization of Darfur </li></ul>
    9. 12. Drought
    10. 13. North-South Civil War “ The most long-lasting and devastating war in the world.” -Jimmy Carter
    11. 14. General Omar Al-Bashir and the National Islamic Front
    12. 15. Marginalization of Darfur
    13. 16. Current Situation <ul><li>Janjaweed Militias </li></ul><ul><li>Government sponsored terror </li></ul><ul><li>Destruction of towns, food and water supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Millions are still threatened, at risk of starvation, rape and murder </li></ul><ul><li>Children in danger </li></ul><ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul>
    14. 17. Janjaweed: Devils on Horseback
    15. 18. Civilian Targets Bombed
    16. 20. Thousands of Towns Destroyed
    17. 23. Food and Water Supplies Ruined
    18. 24. Millions Still Threatened
    19. 25. Mass Starvation
    20. 40. Rape and Murder of Civilians
    21. 43. Children at Risk <ul><li>80% of children suffer from malnutrition </li></ul><ul><li>70% of the deaths in the camps are children under 5 years old </li></ul>
    22. 46. Abduction of Children
    23. 47. Impact on the Next Generation “ Now my nights are hard because I feel frightened…“ -Taha, age 13
    24. 48. “ They know what they are doing…they are doing it with purpose.” - Ali, Refugee Teacher
    25. 49. Genocide Spreading to Chad
    26. 50. Effects of Global Warming on Darfur <ul><li>“The impact of climate change will fall disproportionately on the world’s poorest countries, many of them here in Africa” CNN news reporter </li></ul><ul><li>Drought </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Chad </li></ul>
    27. 51. Lake Chad <ul><li>Lake Chad depleting due to global warming </li></ul><ul><li>Crops </li></ul><ul><li>“ One of the world's great lakes is disappearing. Lake Chad - shared by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger - has receded to less than 20% of its former volume. Global warming is being blamed, as well as water extraction.” BBC news reporter, Andrew Bomford </li></ul>
    28. 52. Lake Chad Water Depletion
    29. 53. Other Effects <ul><li>Poverty can not be stopped if global warming isn’t stopped </li></ul><ul><li>“ Global warming is helping to cause an unprecedented series of famines, which is pushing the world beyond its ability to cope, according to the United Nations,” writes Geoffrey Lean, environment editor of Britain’s Independent newspaper.” </li></ul>
    30. 54. International Response <ul><li>United Nations </li></ul><ul><li>African Union </li></ul><ul><li>NATO </li></ul><ul><li>United States of America </li></ul>
    31. 55. United Nations
    32. 56. The African Union
    33. 57. NATO “ Drawing on its Response Force… NATO should put a brigade-sized element at the disposal of the United Nations to augment the AU force until it can build up sufficient strength of its own.” -Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright
    34. 58. The United States
    35. 59. From Reno to Darfur <ul><li>What have we been doing to help? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraiser- $2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raising Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rallies </li></ul></ul>
    36. 60. Rallies
    37. 62. More action is needed.
    38. 63. Take Action, Continued <ul><li>Visit www.SaveDarfur.org and also www.povertyfighters.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Voice your concern to neighbors and friends about this tragedy </li></ul><ul><li>Wear a green Save Darfur wristband </li></ul>
    39. 64. We Must Act

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