Saturday, August 05, 2006

Sudan: The International Criminal Court (ICC) in Darfur

In Darfur, the western region of Sudan, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than two million have been displaced in what has become known as the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.

The crisis began in Africa's largest country in early 2003, when two rebel forces took up arms against the government, to provide protection to civilians in land disputes in the region.

In response, the Sudanese government has allegedly funded the nomadic militias, known as Janjawid, who have destroyed villages, and killed, raped and abducted people. Read more >>>

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