Something to Think About

December 23, 2006

From Wikipedia:

The Darfur conflict is an ongoing armed conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between the Janjaweed, a militia group recruited from the tribes of the Abbala (camel-herding Arabs), and the non-Baggara people (mostly land-tilling tribes) of the region. The Sudanese government, while publicly denying that it supports the Janjaweed, has provided arms and assistance and has participated in joint attacks with the group, systematically targeting the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit ethnic groups in Darfur. The conflict began in July 2003.

Estimated number of deaths in the conflict have ranged from 50,000 to 450,000. Most NGOs use 400,000, a figure from the Coalition for International Justice that has since been cited by the United Nations.

The mass media have described the conflict as both ”ethnic cleaning” and ”genocide”.

The Darfur Wall is a site where You can help. It shows 400 000 numbers, each representing one killed person in the Darfur genocide. ”Donate one dollar or more to turn a number from dark gray to brilliant white and honor one lost life. 100% of the proceeds go to four Darfur relief organizations.”

Peaceful Holidays.

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