Genocide In Darfur

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Sudan Civil War (Darfur)
While researching the Sudan Civil War, also known as the Genocide in Darfur, I read various articles, eBooks, and watched documentaries. The Sudan Civil War in Darfur is very important, and refers to the slaughter and rape of many Darfuri men, women, and also children in Western Sudan. My goal of writing this paper is to explain the Sudan Civil War and why it is historically significant. To achieve this goal, I will provide information on, and break down the location of Sudan, South Sudan, and Darfur, tell the geography of the surrounding area, and give statistics about the people involved. I will also discuss the major events that happened in this war, including and not limited to the uprising in the west, the peace
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Accusing Khartoum of oppressing black Africans in favor of Arabs to be exact. Two rebel groups (The Sudan Liberation Army/Movement, and the Justice and Equality Movement) rose up against the government, because of their so called neglecting. This why it is considered a genocide, because it was racially based with the Arab Sudanese murdering the Black Sudanese. To fight back, the government armed and funded a group called the Janjaweed, meaning devils on horseback. The Janjaweed would ride into Darfur on horses, or sometimes camels, burning down the villages of the Darfurians, murdering, tormenting and raping the women, men, and children, polluting the water that was already scare, and more. (G.Johnson, p. …show more content…
Not only was it the first genocide of the 21st century, but it’s long term effects are crucial to this day. It is estimated that there were 300,000 deaths because of the war, and left 1.2 – 2 million people displaced. Survivors, aren’t looking so lucky however, seeing as how they now have to live in camps and are still facing the battle with shortages of food and clean water. An estimated 200,000 of these displaced people went to Chad, and now live in refugee camps. Others, escaped to the near city of Abeche, which is also not an ideal location considering temperatures often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. To top it all of, an estimated 2.3 of the Darfuri civilians are in need of emergency aid that they will most probably never get tended to. The disease polio is also making a comeback in the wake of war. (Paul Collier, page