Honor the Past - Save Darfur


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Honor the Past - Save Darfur

  1. 1. In April 1915 the Ottoman government embarked upon the systematic decimation of its civilian Armenian population.
  2. 2. www.armenian-genocide.org
  3. 3. www.armenian-genocide.org The Armenian population of the Ottoman state was reported at about two million in 1915. An estimated one million had perished by 1918, while hundreds of thousands had become homeless and stateless refugees.
  4. 4. www.armenian-genocide.org
  5. 5. www.armenian-genocide.org By 1923 virtually the entire Armenian population of Anatolian Turkey had disappeared.
  6. 6. www.armenian-genocide.org
  7. 7. www.armenian-genocide.org
  9. 9. www.ushmm.org The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
  10. 10. www.ushmm.org
  11. 11. www.ushmm.org In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II.
  12. 12. www.ushmm.org
  13. 13. www.ushmm.org By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe.
  14. 14. www.ushmm.org
  15. 15. www.ushmm.org Other victims included some 200,000 Roma (Gypsies). At least 200,000 mentally or physically disabled patients
  16. 16. www.ushmm.org
  17. 17. NEVER AGAIN
  18. 18. www.yale.edu/cgp The Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979, in which approximately 1.7 million people lost their lives (21% of the country's population), was one of the worst human tragedies of the last century.
  19. 19. www.yale.edu/cgp
  20. 20. www.bbc.co.uk Under the Marxist leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge tried to take Cambodia back to the Middle Ages, forcing millions of people from the cities to work on communal farms in the countryside.
  21. 21. www.yale.edu/cgp
  22. 22. www.bbc.co.uk But this dramatic attempt at social engineering had a terrible cost, and whole families died from execution, starvation, disease and overwork.
  23. 23. www.yale.edu/cgp
  24. 24. NEVER AGAIN
  25. 25. www.unitedhumanrights.org In April 1992, Sarajevo became known as the city where Serb snipers continually shot down helpless civilians in the streets, including eventually over 3,500 children.
  26. 26. real-srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com
  27. 27. www.unitedhumanrights.org Serbs systematically rounded up local Muslims. Mass shootings, forced repopulation of entire towns, and confinement in make-shift concentration camps for men and boys. The Serbs also terrorized Muslim families into fleeing their villages by using rape as a weapon against women and girls.
  28. 28. real-srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com
  29. 29. www.unitedhumanrights.org Over 200,000 Muslim civilians were systematically murdered. More than 20,000 were missing and feared dead, while 2,000,000 had become refugees.
  30. 30. www.unitedhumanrights.org
  31. 31. www.unitedhumanrights.org It was, according to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke, "the greatest failure of the West since the 1930s."
  32. 32. NEVER AGAIN
  33. 33. www.unitedhumanrights.org Beginning on April 6, 1994, and for the next hundred days, up to 800,000 Tutsis were killed by Hutu militia using clubs and machetes, with as many as 10,000 killed each day.
  34. 34. www.nytimes.com
  35. 35. www.unitedhumanrights.org A genocidal plan had existed since 1957, when the Hutu Emancipation Movement published the "Bahutu" Manufesto, where it reported the monopoly of power held by the Tutsi minority.
  36. 36. www.wikipedia.org
  37. 37. www.unitedhumanrights.org The killing was well organized and by the time it had started, the Rwandan militia numbered around 30,000 — one militia member for every ten families
  38. 38. www.abcnews.com
  39. 39. National Security Archive Clinton Administration officials had tremendous capacity to be informed--and were informed--about the slaughter there; as noted author Samantha Power writes "any failure to fully appreciate the genocide stemmed from political, moral, and imaginative weaknesses, not informational ones."
  40. 40. www.welt.de
  41. 41. NEVER AGAIN
  42. 42. www.savedarfur.org The United Nations puts the death toll in Darfur since 2003 at roughly 300,000, while the former U.N. undersecretary-general puts the number at no less than 400,000.
  43. 43. www.wikipedia.org
  44. 44. www.savedarfur.org Up to 2.5 million Darfuris have fled their homes and continue to live in camps throughout Darfur, or in refugee camps.
  45. 45. www.ushmm.org
  46. 46. www.genocideintervention.net Violence in Darfur also targets aid workers and peacekeepers, limiting the ability of the international community to conduct humanitarian operations.
  47. 47. www.dhsthepromise.com
  48. 48. www.genocideintervention.net The Government of Sudan itself has also been an obstacle to deploying peacekeepers and allowing them to perform there duties
  49. 49. www.ushmm.org
  50. 50. NEVER AGAIN?