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Genocide in darfur[1]pwrpoint

  1. 1. Genocide in Darfur Corey, David, Nick, Darius, Robert
  2. 2. Facts about the Genocide <ul><li>The genocide began in February 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement and Justice and Equality Movement groups in Darfur accused the Sudanese government of committing genocide against non-arabized Sudanese in favor of Sudanese Arabs. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>One side of the conflict is composed mainly of the official Sudanese military and police. </li></ul><ul><li>The other side consists of the Janjaweed,which are a Sudanese militia group. These tribes are mainly camel-herding nomads. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Janjaweed <ul><li>The Janjaweed are African or black people who have been arabized. </li></ul><ul><li>Armed gunmen in Darfur, western Sudan, and now eastern Chad. </li></ul><ul><li>They are well known for the rape, torture, dismemberment, and the displacement of others. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Deaths <ul><li>Sudanese authorities claim a death toll of roughly 19,500 civilians while certain non-governmental organizations, such as the Coalition for International Justice (an organization which initiated advocacy, claimed that over 400,000 people have been killed. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>In September 2004, the World Health Organization estimated that there had been 50,000 deaths in Darfur since the beginning of the genocide an 18-month period. </li></ul><ul><li>An updated estimate the following month put the number of deaths for the 6-month period from March to October 2004 due to starvation and disease at 70,000 </li></ul>
  7. 7. International Response <ul><li>Some believe that the world's most powerful countries have largely limited themselves in expressing concerns and demand for the United Nations to take action in solving the genocide in Darfur. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Genocide in Darfur is being referred to as one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis’. </li></ul><ul><li>Actress Angelina Jolie, and actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, and Jonah Hill are avid members of the Genocide Intervention Network. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Genocide Intervention Network is a non-profit organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Their goal is to protect civilians from genocide or any other mass atrocities. </li></ul><ul><li>They empower individuals with the necessary tools to prevent genocide. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>There have been many efforts in order to end the war. </li></ul><ul><li>Some have resorted to try and settling the genocide by peace talks; but it didn’t seem to phase anybody. </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. has played an active role in trying to settle the genocide. </li></ul>

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