Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The ongoing war in Darfur

The situation in Darfur, Sudan, is a grave one. Since 2003, it is approximated that 3.5 million people are hungry, 2.5 million are displaced due to violence, and approximately 400,000 people are deceased. However, not many people know the real problems spurring the genocide.

There are several aspects contributing to the situation in Darfur. One aspect is a war between government-aligned forces and rebels. The second aspect entails indiscriminate attacks of the government-sponsored "Janjaweed" militia on civilians. The third aspect of the genocide is a struggle within the Darfur communities themselves. Read more >>>

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