In 1944, a Polish-Jewish lawyer named Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959) sought to describe Nazi policies of systematic murder, including the destruction of the European Jews. He formed the word "genocide" by combining geno-, from the Greek word for race or tribe, with -cide, from the Latin word for killing.
Northern Sudanese Muslims attacked southern Sudanese because of their Christian beliefs and oil property
Sudan is east of Ethiopia where many of the refugees escaped too
About 4 million people fled their homes since the conflict began
When they were attacked everyone fled the area in a rush so children were split up from their families
On January 9, 2005, the Sudanese government signed a deal with southern rebels to end the country's 22 year-long civil war.
The UN and hundreds of other support groups begin to help Sudan recover from their devastation.
George Clooney is the most persuasive voice for the independence of Sudan over the issue of independence of southern Sudan from the north
Happy Sudanese people first day of freedom in 21 years.
Genocide in Sudan
10A World Literature/ Composition
“systematic killing of a
racial or cultural group
based on their beliefs”
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