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Darfur Genocide Essay

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“500,000 people have been slaughtered, in Darfur, Sudan, yet no one cares.” An anonymous quote that has spoken truth before, but now it will no longer be true. The Darfuri Genocide has been the cause of poverty, death, famine, etc. This is one of the worst humanitarian crisis that’s going on to this day. The Darfuri people have had to deal with slaughtering of their people, UN attempts, and past civil wars that led up to this major fighting.
The Darfur Genocide refers to the current mass slaughter, torture, and rape of many Darfuri people. As mentioned in the site World Without Genocide, this fighting began in 2003 and it still continues to this day, and this is the first genocide of the 21st century. This fighting began because of rebel groups fighting
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If the UN was to interfere with the death of so many people, it would give the rest hope that one day they would not have to live in fear of the killing squads that were sent out to remove every last one of them. China and Russia were there trying to take control of the Sudanese government and give them a stronger foothold in that area. However, the UN was not ok with the Russians and Chinese being there so they sent several hundred troops over there, but the Russian and Chinese troops outnumbered the UN’s troops 100 to 1. The UN pulled its troops back so Russia and China were the two powers fighting for the control of Sudan. In August 2004, The UN sent in over 4,000 troops to try to take control of the capital city but they were met with Russian resistance. In a matters of days, they had taken the capital city and started tending to civilians of Sudan that were injured in all the fighting. In 2006, more than 3.5 million people needed food assistance. The Russians pulled out months later and China soon followed suit. Sudan was soon run by its own government thanks to the UN’s
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