Genocide In Darfur

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“Lo avod” in Hebrew is translated as “Never Again”, a phrase commonly inscribed on Holocaust memorials across the globe. The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. Holocaust is a word of derived from Greek meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were racially superior and that the Jews, deemed inferior, were an infectious and parasitic threat to the so-called German racial community. Killed along with Jews, were other groups because of their perceived "racial inferiority". Approximately 200,000 Roma also known as “gypsies” and 200,000 disabled were murdered. Other groups …show more content…
Currently, a racial based genocide is occurring in Darfur, a region in Sudan, Africa. Over 480,000 people died, which is significantly less than the Holocaust, but the genocide in Darfur is still happening, so more people could die. This genocide started 70 years after the Holocaust. The genocide in Darfur has gone from 2003 to present day, almost as long as the Holocaust, but this genocide could go on longer if not resolved. Darfuri men, women and children are all targeted by the Janjaweed, a group of Arab militias, which roughly translates to “devils on horseback.” The Janjaweed burn villages, steal economic resources, pollute water and murder and torture Darfuri people. After they kill people, they throw dead bodies into wells to pollute water sources, and they bomb villages, forcing everyone still alive to evacuate. Over 2.8 million people have been displaced so far from these attacks from the Janjaweed. Darfur was the target of genocide because of government neglect. This differs from the Holocaust because Hitler was already in control of Germany when he started the Holocaust. The president is given most of the blame because he has previously supported pro-government militias. The US officially declared this conflict a genocide in 2004. Two years later, President George Bush sent more international troops to Darfur in attempt to resolve the crisis. The same year, the British Prime Minister called for a unified response, naming the genocide “the greatest humanitarian disaster the world faces today.” As allies with the Sudanese government, China and Russia have tried to appease the government without violence. The genocide has affected about 3.2 million people, with the Holocaust affecting around 11

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