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Title: Genocide in Darfur: Lessons for the World


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Genocide in Darfur Lessons for the World
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The US Holocaust Memorial Museum issues its
first-ever Genocide Emergency in June 2004 based
on indicators.
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  • SUDAN
  • Former British colony
  • Largest Country in Africa
  • Darfur the size of Texas
  • Historical marginalization
  • Complex internal historical
  • tensions Arab vs. non Arabs,
  • scarce resources,
  • desertification, farmers vs.
  • herders
  • 1990s GOS arms Arab herders
  • 2003 non Arabs demand
  • greater representation
  • Rebels attack military
  • Compounds
  • GOS/Janjaweed launch massive assaults
  • Since early 2003, GOS forces and Janjaweed
    militia have destroyed an estimated 3,000 non
    Arab villages. Between 120,000 and 400,000
    people have died.

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c) Deliberately inflicting on the group
conditions of life calculated to bring about its
physical destruction in whole or in part
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We want to go home.
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For us to return, we need to be assured our
village will not be attacked again.
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Let us Remember what hurts the Victim most
is not the Cruelty of the Oppressor but the
Silence of the Bystander. Elie Wiesel
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