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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>Sudan: Darfur Region Darfur Slide 2 Africa: Sudan: Darfur Slide 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 Slide 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 &amp; DarfurSudanese govt. cont. to ignore south &amp; Darfur Slide 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 Slide 6 What is happening in Darfur? Rebellion Groups (non-Arab) Rebellion Groups (non-Arab) Sudan Liberation Army &amp; Justice Equality MovementSudan Liberation Army &amp; 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 Slide 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 Slide 8 Civilians Targeted Villages Destroyed Slide 9 Slide 10 Slide 11 Slide 12 Slide 13 Why Does the Conflict Continue? Sudan govt wont allow outside interference (US, UN) Sudan govt wont 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 doesnt have ability to send army in US army doesnt 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) Slide 14 How can you take action? Visit www.SaveDarfur.org for more information Visit www.SaveDarfur.org 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 </p>