Save Darfur
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...
“ Every few months we are driven away from one refugee camp to the other, so far in the desert where nothing, nothing at a...
“… Yet, Lord, we believe you are there, beside us. We pray for all the Africans living now our same condition. Bring back ...
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
Government-Sponsored Terror
Thousands of Towns Destroyed
Civilian Targets Bombed
Food and Water Supplies Ruined
Millions Still Threatened
Mass Starvation
Rape and Murder of Civilians
Children At Risk
Abduction of Children
Impact on the Next Generation “ Now my nights are hard because I feel frightened…“ -Taha, age 13
“ The  children  know what they are d raw ing…they are doing it with purpose.” - Ali, Refugee Teacher
<ul><li>United Nations  </li></ul><ul><li>African Union  </li></ul><ul><li>NATO </li></ul><ul><li>United States of America...
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
“ America's influence is not unlimited, but fortunately for the oppressed, America's influence is considerable, and we wil...
More action is needed.
Take Action, Continued <ul><li>Visit  www.SaveDarfur.org   for more information </li></ul><ul><li>Voice your concern to ne...
We Must Act
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  • Save Darfur

    1. 1. Save Darfur
    2. 2. Darfur: The century’s first genocide
    3. 3. 400,000 dead 2.5 million displaced 10,000 dying every month
    4. 4. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, but countless more can be saved.
    5. 5. … 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.
    6. 6. “ Every few months we are driven away from one refugee camp to the other, so far in the desert where nothing, nothing at all exists. This is no way for a human being to live. No way to live in such a shocking place – uncultivated, waterless, treeless and barren region...! Everything is burning, Lord, around me, around us ... in me, in us ... Everything is barren, hell, hell!” (continues)
    7. 7. “… Yet, Lord, we believe you are there, beside us. We pray for all the Africans living now our same condition. Bring back peace and tranquility to our beloved country. Peace which is desired by everybody, the old and young, rich and poor, women and men.” -Prayer from a Darfurian Woman ( Gloria Silvano/Catholic Agency for Overseas Development)
    8. 8. Darfur, Sudan
    9. 9. 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>
    10. 10. Drought
    11. 11. North-South Civil War “ The most long-lasting and devastating war in the world.” -Jimmy Carter
    12. 12. General Omar Al-Bashir and the National Islamic Front
    13. 13. Marginalization of Darfur
    14. 14. 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>
    15. 15. Janjaweed: Devils on Horseback
    16. 16. Government-Sponsored Terror
    17. 17. Thousands of Towns Destroyed
    18. 18. Civilian Targets Bombed
    19. 19. Food and Water Supplies Ruined
    20. 20. Millions Still Threatened
    21. 21. Mass Starvation
    22. 22. Rape and Murder of Civilians
    23. 23. Children At Risk
    24. 24. Abduction of Children
    25. 25. Impact on the Next Generation “ Now my nights are hard because I feel frightened…“ -Taha, age 13
    26. 26. “ The children know what they are d raw ing…they are doing it with purpose.” - Ali, Refugee Teacher
    27. 27. <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>International Response
    28. 28. United Nations
    29. 29. The African Union
    30. 30. 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
    31. 31. The United States
    32. 32. “ America's influence is not unlimited, but fortunately for the oppressed, America's influence is considerable, and we will use it confidently in freedom's cause…All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors.&quot; - George W. Bush, Inaugural Address, January 20, 2005
    33. 33. More action is needed.
    34. 34. Take Action, Continued <ul><li>Visit www.SaveDarfur.org for more information </li></ul><ul><li>Voice your concern to neighbors and friends about this tragedy </li></ul><ul><li>Offer donations to a humanitarian agency </li></ul>
    35. 35. We Must Act

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