“The emergency in Darfur presents the starkest challenge to the world since the Rwanda genocide in 1994. A government-backed Arab militia known as Janjaweed has been engaging in campaigns to displace and wipe out communities of African tribal farmers.
Villages have been razed, women and girls are systematically raped and branded, men and boys murdered, and food and water supplies targeted and destroyed. Government aerial bombardments support the Janjaweed by hurling explosives as well as barrels of nails, car chassis and old appliances from planes to crush people and property. Tens of thousands have died. Well over a million people have been driven from their homes and humanitarian agencies have only limited access to the affected region.”
Reading about the Rwandan genocide has convicted me deeply about easily preventable humanitian disasters. I invite you to learn all you can about the genocide in the Sudan and do what you can to raise awareness of this important issue. Jordon compiled this list of links.