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


European Commission response to the Darfur crisis (webpage)

This webpage describes the work of the ECHO Humanitarian Aid Office in Darfur. It details the challenges faced by international organisations who are attempting to minimise civilian harm in Darfur and neighbouring Chad.

This webpage also provides a link to a photo gallery of images taken in the Darfur region by European Union experts. The images can be found by clicking here.




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