Basic rights and freedoms that all humans are entitled to Ex. Right to life, fair treatment under the law, etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbul3hxYGNU
Violent crimes committed against a group of people with the intention to destroy/eliminate that group.
A group of individuals who share a common, unique self-identity
A person who flees (leaves) his/her country for safety
A camp built as a temporary home for people escaping danger in their country.
A group of more than 27,000 boys from Sudan who became refugees and/or orphans as a result of the war. - many died during their journey to seek safety - the USA eventually allowed 3,600 of them to move here
Armed gunmen, connected to the Sudanese government, responsible for mass killings in Sudan
History of Religious Influence in the Region Nubia was converted to Christianity in the 6th Century. Islam begins to enter the north in the 7 th Century Islam takes hold in the south in the 15 th Century. Sudan is the size of the US from the Mississippi River to the east coast
When the British colonized the Sudan, they divided the country and ignored tribal boundaries, and religious differences. When the British withdrew from the Sudan, they favored Arab Sudanese. This set the stage for Civil War which has lasted for fifty years. Conflict between Arab Muslims and Black Muslims has led to genocide in Darfur and a refugee crisis. Janjaweed, or gunmen in Sudan, attacked Black Muslims in retaliation for the Black Muslim attacks against the government.
2.5 Million died in 22 years 6.0 Million Displaced Children, girls and women taken as slaves; Lost Boys flee…
The Diaspora Four Million internally displaced Two Million external refugees. A refugee is someone who leaves their country because of persecution.
The Lost Boys Survive to Tell the Story 1987 – Khartoum Government begins major campaign to destroy the South. Tens of thousands of boys (and some girls), ages 6-10 flee to Ethiopia. Thousands die on the way Settled in refugee camps and begin some level of education
1987 – 1992 Ethiopia Refugee Camp 1991 – Khartoum pays Ethiopia to capture the Lost Boys The Lost Boys flee back into Sudan They are pursued and attacked by the Muslim North and eventually flee to Kenya for safety