The Darfur Genocide

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Published on October 14, 2008

Author: bri101


TheDarfurGenocide : TheDarfurGenocide Slide 2: In 2003 conflict began in western religions of the Sudan. The genocide started when rebels demanded greater political and economic rights for black Darfurians from the Arab-dominated Sudanese government. The government then responded by sending out Arab militias known as the Janjaweed. Slide 5: The United Nations has called this conflict “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Slide 7: The Janjaweed militia group go through villages torching houses, stealing and destroying crops. They also rape and kill villagers. The attacks are often accompanied by Sudanese bombers and grounded troops. Slide 8: “ We don’t live, We survive” Slide 10: 24 000 people have fled from their homes, at least 200 000 civilians have been killed, 2.5 million have been displaced and are living in refugee camps in Chad (beside Darfur) The Politics : The Politics Slide 15: Sudan became independent in 1956 The Sudanese president is the head of state, head of government and commander-in-chief of the countries armed forces. Slide 17: Pressure is being placed on the government although actions against Sudan, including sanctions has been resisted by China who is Sudan's biggest oil customer and Russia who helped set up their oil industry and sold Sudan weapons Slide 20: Where is Canada, America and the UN during this? Slide 25: Why a picture petition? Slide 28: Pictures are worth a thousand words Pictures make an immediate impact, where as words require you to read what is written. Pictures are a way to make a huge impact, without using a lot of money Slide 29:

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