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FC: Genocide in the Sudan | By: Jesse Gatlin | January 5,2011 | Second period

1: GENEINA, Sudan, June 29- Arab militia men or the Janjaweed are attacking African tribes only to rape them so they could produce “light colored babies”. They then told them when the baby was born to leave the baby the get out of the land. This isn’t just happening in one location but everywhere, they are planning to have their children take over the land after them. The Jangaweed are burning down villages and stealing their supplies forcing them to move out of their land that has been in their family for generations. The Government even told local schools and even used bribes so they would not to talk about what happened because it could damage tourism. | A mother in a village in Darfur warns her daughter not to leave the schoolhouse where other women are hiding from the militiamen. (Emily Wax - The Washington Post) | 'We Want to Make a Light Baby'

2: August 10, 2006 – It was quoted by the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs, Jan Egeland, which “It’s going from real bad to catastrophic in Darfur” and it was. Attacks on the native Africans have increased in number and the government is known to even be working with one of the rebel groups supplying them with weapons and planes. Because of this over 3.5 million people in Darfur currently need aid, but only 50% are able to receive aid. In July of this year 9 people who were bringing aid to this area were killed and attacks on organizations not sponsored by the government have increased by 75% from last year. None one is safe in this hostile environment anyone even civilians and people bringing aid are in danger. Millions are trapped and thousands die each week from lack of supplies. | Serious deterioration in Darfur

3: December 18, 2009 - In the south Sudan this has been the most violent time since the peace agreement in 2005. The death toll is now higher than what it is in Darfur and instead of burning down villages and stealing cattle people are being assaulted more frequently. Photos have shown that mass graves are being used to bury the dead. Five Peace keepers from the United Nations were killed in December by anonymous shooters. If nothing happens there will be a civil war between the north and the south. | “Mass Graves? We’ve never had mass graves”

4: August 30, 2010 South Sudan is now getting rid of child soldiers from it military. South Sudan signed an agreement with to United Nations to expel all current child soldiers and to never recruit them again. They are now trying to provide the children with schooling so they don’t have to live the war that their parents did. This is going to be very difficult because of the fact that over half need aid from others to live. Thousands of children will need schooling and hopefully this will lead to a better outlook in life. | "Southern Sudan to Purge Thousands of Child Soldiers from Army Ranks Ahead of Independence Vote."

5: Ever since 2005 when the peace treaty was signed, many of the people bringing aid have backed out.It has been twenty years of war. People are still in desperate need of help. hospitals are full and other conditions are just horrible. The people now rely on aid and some are worried that the people will become too depended on it. what will happen when we leave? | "Where Millions Need Care, Starting With One"

6: What we can do to help | Just like the title of the last article the best ting to do is to start with one. Right now for our group there is just no way that was would be able to help millions of people in need. We should find a group of people and raise money to find permanent solutions to their problems. We could do fund raisers to build wells or just take the money we raised and give it to a current relief agency and they would already know exactly what they need.

7: Bibliography | Associated Press. "Southern Sudan to Purge Thousands of Child Soldiers from Army Ranks Ahead of Independence Vote." Fox News 30 Aug. 2010. Print. McEvoy, Victoria. "Where Millions Need Care, Starting With One." Ny Times 9 Aug. 2010. Print. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Web. 05 Jan. 2011. . Wax, Emily. "'We Want to Make a Light Baby' (washingtonpost.com)." Washington Post - Politics, National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - Washingtonpost.com. 30 June 2004. Web. 05 Jan. 2011. .

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