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Title: How Students can be Advocates and make a Difference


1
  • How Students can be Advocates and make a
    Difference

2
Whats really happeningin Darfur?
3
Darfur Underlying Tensions and Dispelling Myths
  • myth The crisis in Darfur is an Arab v. African
    conflict.
  • fact Identity was more fluid before the
    conflict differences have since become
    exaggerated.
  • myth Its a conflict over water resources.
  • fact Drought and desertification exasperated
    tensions between herders and farmers.
  • myth Its nothing more than a tribal conflict.
  • fact Darfuri rebels are dissatisfied with
    the government due to Darfurs geographic,
    political, economic isolation.

4
The Actors
  • Government of Sudan led by President al-Bashir
  • Janjaweed Militias supported by Government of
    Sudan
  • Rebel Forces multiple and fractious, oppose
    Government of Sudan and Janjaweed militias
  • Civilians
  • as many as 2.5 million displaced
  • up to 400,000 killed
  • International Community
  • international organizations United Nations,
    African Union
  • proponents of intervention US, UK, France,
    several EU members
  • reluctant states China, Russia, South Africa
  • NGOs
  • Advocacy groups (Save Darfur Coalition, Genocide
    Intervention Network, ICG)
  • Humanitarian groups (Oxfam, RI, IRC)
  • Human rights organizations (Amnesty
    International, HRW)

5
Whats happening now in Darfur?
  • An estimated 500 people are killed each day
  • As many as 400,000 have been murdered since
    2003.
  • An estimated 2.5 million people have been
    displaced.
  • The largest refugee population in the world is
    found in Darfur.

6
What ifour generation united to make a
difference?
7
What if
  • students used online social networks to
    organize their schools and a national fundraising
    effort to stop the genocide?

8
Dollars for Darfur National School Challenge
  • Visit the official Dollars for Darfur website to
    donate or to start your own fundraising campaign
    http//www.savedarfur.org/dollarsfordarfur
  • Dollars for Darfur group pages Facebook and
    MySpace
  • Ask friends from other schools to set up a
    fundraising page and join Dollars for Darfur
    groups

9
Heres the Challenge!
Last Year
This Year
  • Goal 200,000
  • Students raised 306,000!
  • 2,000 schools registered on the Dollars for
    Darfur website
  • Goal 375,000
  • Lets get 2,500 schools involved!
  • Insert name of your school Goal Raise the most
    out of all the schools!

10
Where does the money go?
  • 50 humanitarian aid organization
  • 50 Save Darfur Coalition for media outreach,
    public education, targeted coalition building and
    grassroots mobilization.

11
Examples of what aid to Darfur can provide
  • 35 Two high-energy meals a day to 200 children
  • 50 Vaccinations for 50 people against
    meningitis, measles, polio or other deadly
    epidemics
  • 70 Two basic suture kits to repair minor
    shrapnel wounds
  • 100 Infection-fighting antibiotics to treat
    nearly 40 wounded children
  • 250 A sterilization kit for syringes and
    needles used in mobile vaccination campaigns
  • 500 A medical kit containing basic drugs,
    supplies, equipment, and dressings to treat 1,500
    patients for three months
  • 1000 Emergency medical supplies to aid 5,000
    disaster victims for an entire month
  • 5500 An emergency health kit to care for
    10,000 displaced people for three months

12
Advocacy and Awareness Efforts
  • Humanitarian aid and support is crucial
  • Reforming policies through advocacy efforts is
    critical to solving the problem
  • Save Darfur Coalition (SDC) has worked to bring
    attention to the crisis in Darfur through
    lobbying action and media outreach

13
  • "Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be
    great you can be that generation."- Nelson
    Mandela

14
  • For more information and to be involved visit
    http//www.savedarfur.org/dollarsfordarfur

www.savedarfur.org
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