Conflict in Sudan The need for power and control has led to the start of many civil wars.The north and the south were the cause of the war in Sudan. The civil war has affected many people in so many different ways. Some have lost their homes, family, friends, everything. The impact of the civil war in Sudan has affected more than half of the people. Of the 47 million Sudanese people, over two million have died due to the civil wars raging on in Sudan(Military).
This event caused thousands of Tutsis to migrate to Uganda because of rise of Hutu violence against Tutsi. Around 1990, Tutsi exiles know as the Rwandan Patriotic Front(RPF), attempted to invade Rwanda. The invasion is thwarted by the Rwandan army with the help of French and Belgium troops. The attempted invasion caused a civil war between the two ethnic groups for 3 to 4 year. During the civil war, Rwanda’s main export coffee goes through a recession
Rwanda Case study 27/5/08 JAC (Googleimages.com) Outline the factors that led to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Discuss he role of the United Nations peacekeepers throughout the ordeal. By Gregory Kourpanidis Introduction The Republic of Rwanda is a Small country in the Great Lakes region of east-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. It has an approximate population 0f 10,186,063 million. Rwanda supports the densest population in continental Africa, with most of the population engaged in subsistence agriculture.
Logging industries are threatening not only the ecology of the Congo’s Rainforest but also the lives of those who live in or surrounding the area. Through Greenpeace, awareness and a growing concern of the crisis occurring in the rainforest is being spread worldwide. They are locally informing the people of the Congo of the injustices bestowed upon them, which further progresses a will to take action. Greenpeace is an organization that is independently funded who fights to protect the environment and peace within the world. Their drive is what challenges government legislatives and major industries partaking in harmful practices to reevaluate their actions.
The U.N. and associated governing bodies knowingly veiled the rest of the world from the truth of Rwanda, portraying its citizens as savages and attributing the bloodshed to ancient hatred, when in fact they purposely stood by and did nothing to stop these vicious crimes against humanity. In my effort to stop genocide, I would become involved in spreading awareness, specifically through the lens of social media and television. With its widespread influence and long-reaching arm, I could open the eyes of the so many, showing them the grave injustices that struck Rwanda, through actual footage and eye-witness testimonies of survivors from both sides of the blood-stained conflict. My goal would be to motivate people with images and stories of the truth, exposing the atrocities and those who contributed for who they are
The al-Shabaab militant group has become known around the world in the past few months for their infamous acts involving Somalia. The militants Involved with this group are making it increasingly hard to reach the people of Somalia who are still living in drought and famine conditions. Barricades and walls have been built by these such militants causing major problems for the aid groups trying to help stranded refugees. In addition, fighting has begun on the border of Somalia and Kenya due to the al-Shabaab and their plans to regain “several chunks of territory” (Gettleman, “Fighting Erupts on Border”) they had lost in the past month to the Somalian Government. Due to the fighting a majority of the Somalis retained in camps in Kenya were forced to leave and scatter among the devastation, some fleeing as far as the other side of the border, on Somalia’s soil.
2008 (April): The UN predict that 300,000 people have been killed in the five year Darfur conflict. 2008 (May): Sudanese government bombs hit schools and market places in Darfur, killing 13 civilians. UNHCR withdraws its staff from sites on the Chad/Sudan border citing insecurity. 2008 (June): Northern and Southern forces begin intense fighting over the disputed oil-rich town of Abyei. 2008 (July): The ICC calls for the arrest of President Bashir for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur.
Racism is still very much a part of our lives and can be looked at as a major contributor to poverty. If the world cannot look passed racial and cultural differences within their own impoverished communities, then the downward spiral will continue for generations to come. Until a worldwide solution to this problem presents itself, it is up to each and every person to work in unity and do the right
Massacres have been reporter to occur in Abidjan and the west of the country where refugees have settles. UNHCR teams are still trying to accommodate as best they can the refugees, though more than 1million citizens have been displaces since March 2011. Life threatening situations have been continual for Haiti, as hurricanes after earthquakes follow. On January 10th, 2010, an earthquake hit Haiti and killed an estimated toll of 200’000-250’000 people(Doc.10). A maximum of 66’620 citizens were still living in camps in 2010.
This stemmed from the fall of dictator Said Barre’s communist government. Within 2 months, 20,000 people were killed (Forrest 1). The fuel for this fire was inter-clan strife. The various clans were all vying to fill the vacuum formed by the fall of the government. Then, things got worst.