DARFUR

DARFUR

DARFUR

An ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan has claimed between 200,000 and 400,000 lives, and caused the displacement of an estimated 2.5 million people. The conflict dates back to 2003, when two rebel movements, the SLA (Sudan Liberation Army) and the JEM (Justice and Equality Movement), began attacking government targets. In response to this, the government is said to have backed an Arab militia – the Janjaweed – to fight the rebels. The militias have been accused of numerous human rights abuses, constituting genocide according to many international observers.