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Transcript of Darfur
The JEM the Justice Equality Movement. The group's leader is Khalil Ibrahim. (Plaut) "The objective of the SLA is to create a united democratic Sudan..."(Plaut) Sudan is Africa's largest country. Darfur is about the size of Texas.("Darfur Scores") Janjaweed. They enter a village on either camel or horse back. They destroy all the houses and buildings. They shoot the men and gang rape the women and children. All families are separated, killed, or shot by trying to escape. The remaining are sent to an IDP camp, or Internally Displaced Persons Camp. ("UNICEF") Over 350,000 people lack help because aide workers are in fear of attack themselves. Thousands starve each month from the Sudanese government refusing to allow help to come. The violence is also spilling into East Chad.("UNICEF") In May 2006 a peace treaty was made; The Darfur Peace Alliance (DPA). The SLA and the JEM refused to sign. Violence was only made worse. Sexual and gender based violence increased with the creation of the DPA.("STAND") The Darfur genocide has claimed 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people. Five thousand die every month. More than one hundred people each day. Five every hour. ("Darfur Scores") Illinois representative ,Jan Schakowsky "As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan."("Brainy Quotes") "The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing." ("Brainy Quotes") Do you know about the Darfur Genocide? Nicholas D. Kristof They had enough... The help. "Darfur- Overview." UNICEF. UNICEF, Oct 2008. Web. 1 Feb 2011. <http://www.unicef.org>. "Learn." STAND. Agetnic, 18 Jan 2011. Web. 5 Feb 2011. <http://standnow.org>. Google Images. Google Images. Google Images. Google Images. Google Images. Google Images. The United Nations African Union Mission wanted to deploy 26,000 troops on January 1, 2008. The Sudanese government did not allow all the troops through at one time. Only 9,000 troops were allowed in.("STAND") You can make a difference. Spread the word. “I am totally shocked at what is happening in Darfur…This is ethnic cleansing, this is the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis, and I don’t know why the world isn’t doing more about it.” Mukesh Kapila Google Images. All pictures from Google Images. "Genocide in Darfur, Sudan." Darfur Scores. Genocide Intervention Network, 5 Feb 2011. Web. 5 Feb 2011. <http://www.darfurscores.org/darfur>. "Darfur Quotes." Brainy Quotes. Xplore, n.d. Web. 5 Feb 2011. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/darfur.html>. Works Cited "Quotes to Remember." The World Is Watching Darfur. The World Is Watching Darfur, n.d. Web. 5 Feb 2011. <http://www.theworldiswatchingdarfur.com>. Plaut, Martin. "Who Are Sudan's Darfur Rebels?." BBC News. N.p., 5 May 2006. Web. 1 Feb 2011. <http://news.bbc.co.uk>. ("World Is Watching Darfur") Be Educated. Google Images. Why? The Genocide in Darfur has affected millions of innocent people, and the tragedy is still continuing today, right now, at this moment. The Genocide in Darfur has killed just as many people as the holocaust in World War II and is still going on, yet not as many people know about the Darfur Genocide. From the time school started until the bell dismisses us, thirty-five men, women, and children will be killed.