Sora - a female name from South Sudan, meaning revolution.
SORA - a revolution in global awareness. A revolution of knowledge

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DARFUR

In 2003 and 2004 militia, known as the Janjawid / Janjaweed, attacked civilians in the western region of Sudan. Throughout 2004 and 2005, newspapers across the globe were awash with parallels between the Darfur crisis and the Rwandan genocide of 1994 after UN Secretary General Kofi Annan highlighted the similarities. For all the wrong reasons, Sudan again made it to the top of the global agenda.

The violence against civilians in Darfur continued into 2006 and left the area at severe risk of famine. UN reports suggest that 400,000 people have died, 2.5 million people have been displaced, and a further 3.5 million face food shortages.

The links below direct you to reviewed websites that detail the events in Darfur over the last few years.



Articles


BBC Discussion Forum on international intervention in Darfur (webpage)

As the escalation of violence became increasingly apparent in Darfur, the BBC World Service held an online forum to discuss the way the international community should respond. The questions asked of listeners were: 'Do you think the Darfur crisis is genocide?', 'How should the international community respond to Darfur?' and 'Should the UK and the US get involved?' The responses were mixed with some arguing for sanctions, others for intervention and others still for eyes to be averted from the crisis.




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