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1 Sudan: Darfur Region Darfur

2 Africa: Sudan: Darfur

3 Sudan Background Sudan British Colony Sudan British Colony Northern and Southern Sudan treated differently Northern and Southern Sudan treated differently North North Arab MuslimArab Muslim nomadic herdersnomadic herders desertdesert South South Black-African Black-African mainly Christians and traditional religionsmainly Christians and traditional religions tropicaltropical

4 Sudan Background North developed by the British North developed by the British South and Darfur NeglectedSouth and Darfur Neglected 1956 Sudan Independent 1956 Sudan Independent Sudanese govt. cont. to ignore south & DarfurSudanese govt. cont. to ignore south & Darfur

5 Darfur Conflict Within Darfur Within Darfur Arab Muslim herders vs. non-Arab black African Muslim farmers (both black skinned)Arab Muslim herders vs. non-Arab black African Muslim farmers (both black skinned) Struggle over resources: land, waterStruggle over resources: land, water

6 What is happening in Darfur? Rebellion Groups (non-Arab) Rebellion Groups (non-Arab) Sudan Liberation Army & Justice Equality MovementSudan Liberation Army & Justice Equality Movement Accuse President Omar Hassan al-Barshir of favoring Arab Muslims over non-Arab MuslimsAccuse President Omar Hassan al-Barshir of favoring Arab Muslims over non-Arab Muslims Janjaweed Militias (Arab) are Government sponsored terrorist Janjaweed Militias (Arab) are Government sponsored terrorist militias attack civilian supportersmilitias attack civilian supporters Janjaweed destroy towns, food and water suppliesJanjaweed destroy towns, food and water supplies Millions are still threatened, at risk of starvation, rape and murder Millions are still threatened, at risk of starvation, rape and murder

7 New Updates 400,000 people dead 400,000 people dead Killed, starvation, diseaseKilled, starvation, disease 2.5 million displaced (homeless) 2.5 million displaced (homeless) 3.5 million rely on humanitarian aid 3.5 million rely on humanitarian aid Chad President Idriss Deby allows UN Peacekeeping troops on eastern border with Sudan Chad President Idriss Deby allows UN Peacekeeping troops on eastern border with Sudan

8 Civilians Targeted Villages Destroyed

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13 Why Does the Conflict Continue? Sudan gov’t won’t allow outside interference (US, UN) Sudan gov’t won’t allow outside interference (US, UN) China gets oil from Sudan, if China pressures Sudan they might lose oil China gets oil from Sudan, if China pressures Sudan they might lose oil US army doesn’t have ability to send army in US army doesn’t have ability to send army in African Union peacekeepers not able to keep peace (poor pay, no weapons) African Union peacekeepers not able to keep peace (poor pay, no weapons)

14 How can you take action? Visit for more information Visit for more informationwww.SaveDarfur.org Voice your concern to neighbors and friends about this tragedy Voice your concern to neighbors and friends about this tragedy Offer donations to a humanitarian agency Offer donations to a humanitarian agency


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