How Bad Is The Darfur Genocide Now?

Western Darfur is home to one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises Since conflict flared in 2003, more than 2 million people have been displaced

And between 200 and 400,000 people have died Darfur has been in a near­constant state of instability since Sudan became independent from British and Egyptian rule in the 1950s In 2003, violence reached a high point State­sponsored arab militias, known collectively as “Janjaweed”[Jan ja Weed], and the Sudanese military effectively began a genocide to crush insurgencies The violence is ongoing

In 2009 and 10 , the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Sudan’s President Omar al Bashir He is wanted for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide In October 2014, Sudanese soldiers were ordered by superiors ​to rape over 200 women and girls because of their alleged affiliation with rebel groups​ The UN is currently investigating this crime and continues to supply aid to people in the Darfur region Want to know more about Africa? Here’s another inside look at why the US and China are Investing in Africa

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