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Modern Day Genocide
Transcript of Modern Day Genocide
Deliberately inflicting on the
group conditions of life
calculated to bring about its
physical destruction in whole or in part Former Yugoslavia In July 1995, the Bosnian Serb army attacked Srebrencia and killed 8,000 Bosniak men and boys. In total, 100,000 people died during the Bosnian conflict. Rwanda From April through mid-July of 1994, 500,000 civilians were murdered. Most of them were of the Tutsi minority. Sudan In 2004, The government of Sudan released Arab militias to calm Darfuri rebel movements. An estimated 400 villages were destroyed and 400,000 lives were lost and 2,500,000 people were displaced. The suffering continues today. Democratic Republic
of Congo As a result of the Rwandan Genocide, two wars were started in Congo in 1996 and 1998. The wars caused destruction of infrastructure and the economy. Civilians were wounded, forcibly displaced, raped, and killed. An estimated 5.4 million people died between 1998 and 2008. Most of the deaths were due to preventable and treatable diseases like fever and malaria. Ethnic divisions have been formed between indigenous groups. Russia On September 30, 1999, Russian military groups entered Chechnya. They claimed that it was for acts of "anti-terrorism". They attacked the city and bombarded homes. Many civilians fled to refugee camps. There were 'filtration camps' used to torture people. The United Nations General Assembly is now monitoring Russia. Created By Mel & Julie