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.



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Coalition for Darfur (website)
Stop Genocide Now (website)
Amnesty International Darfur information centre (website)
CARE Darfur relief work (website)
Genocide studies: focus on Sudan (website)
Updated blog on Darfur politics (website)
CNN 2004 feature on the Darfur crisis (website)
Who are the Darfurians? by Alex de Waal (webpage)
United States Holocaust Memorial Centre: Darfur information page (website)
The Village Voice: Financing Mass Murder (webpage)
Activists information hub to prevent genocide in Darfur (webpage)
Text of the UN Draft Agreement with the Government of Sudan (webpage)
United Nations Resolution on the conflict in Darfur, 28 July 2004 (webpage)
Darfur Information Centre (webpage)
USAID Satellite images of destruction in Darfur (webpage)
Essay: Background on the conflict in Darfur (webpage)
Images of destruction in Darfur from USAID (webpage)
Oxfam Darfur webpage (webpage)
European Commission response to the Darfur crisis (webpage)
Canadian response to Darfur crisis (webpage)
Situation Reports from the UN Darfur Crisis Team (website)
BBC Discussion Forum on international intervention in Darfur (webpage)
International Crisis Group: Darfur page (website)
The Darfur Crisis: Looking Beyond the Propaganda (webpage)
ReliefWeb page on Sudan (webpage)
Projected mortality rates from the Darfur crisis until December 2005 (webpage)
UN Consolidated Apeals Process report on Darfur, 2004 (webpage)
UNICEF in Darfur (website)
Human Rights Watch Darfur page (website)
Spotlight on Darfur (website)
IRIN: A focus on Darfur, peace and the future of Sudan (webpage)

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