All this turmoil at home causes Edin, the main character and a graduate student who was studying engineering in Sarajevo, to return to his homeland in order to protect his family. Days before the beginning of the war, the tension between Bosniaks and Serbs is clear as they segregate each other around several parts of the city. In 1992, the first attack is made on Gorazde, in which people are raped, cruelly massacred and left homeless. Despite this,
The movie begins with some brief information about the status of Somalia: 300,000 people died as the result of hunger and war. Somali’s self-proclaimed president Mohammed Farrah Aidid caused famine, civil war and many more problems to the country. The next scene takes place at the Red Cross food distribution center where people are trying to get food and supplies from the UN trucks. Suddenly a gun fires from a pick-up truck nearby and shoots at the people who are trying to get food. The truck goes in and secures the UN trucks.
It is an unfortunate incident, only to become even more devastating to the Christian peoples. The Armenians, the Pontic Greeks, and the Assyrians were all forced from their homes by gunpoint and made to march all day. They left their homes in the lush, green lands into the exceedingly hot, dry desert with very little food and water to survive. The combination of intense climate change, malnutrition, dehydration, disease, and violence led to thousands of these people dying during the marches. One of the most moving accounts of this atrocity is Thea Halo’s Not Even My Name.
Earthquake in Hanwang, China, 2008. Earthquakes are terrible things, which, when they hit cause a lot of chaos and destruction for that unfortunate place. Unfortunately, on the 12th May 2008, China was the very unlucky place, as an enormous earthquake struck Sichuan, province of China. According to Philip Blenkinsop himself, a photojournalist who went over to China and took pictures at the time of the earthquake “The earthquake toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants in the town, ultimately killing 69,000 thousand people throughout the region and leaving over five million homeless. Untold numbers were trapped in mounds of concrete, steel and earth for days.
The Battle of Mogadishu The Battle of Mogadishu went from a normal military kidnapping to a seventeen hour firefight for soldiers lives. Most Americans have the image of American soldiers being dragged lifeless through the streets of Mogadishu, half-naked, but the event itself was much more than that. It was an event filled with miscommunication, bad choices and American heroes fighting for their lives (Alex 1). The Battle of Mogadishu led to the deaths of thousands of Somali militia, which caused the United States to intervene leading to one of the United States Military’s largest aggravating military defeats. There were many events that took place that led up to the battle.
A war between the two immediately broke out. In 1964, the USA entered the Vietnam War. The inconclusive war in Vietnam cost many American and Vietnamese lives, devastated the country, and achieved nothing but misery for anyone caught up in it; including the Cambodians. Cambodia had become part of the Vietnam battlefield. During the next four years, American B-52 bombers, using napalm and cluster-bombs, killed up to 750,000 Cambodians in their effort to destroy North Vietnamese supply lines.
The local forces attacked the Presidential Palace, the National Radio Station, the U.S. embassy and other principal targets. When the Communist’s high command realized that the military objectives were not being met, they halted further attacks. Sporadic fighting continued in Saigon until March 8. Some sections of the city were left badly damaged by the combat and U.S. retaliatory air and artillery strikes. The Chinese district of Cholon suffered with hundreds of civilians killed in the American counter attacks.” (First Battle) “On March 16, 1968, U.S. Army forces conducted a mass murder of hundreds of unarmed citizens in South Vietnam.
The Tutsi's were given power while under Belgium occupation. However, once the Belgium's left, power was given to the Hutu's creating civil unrest. The civil war that led to this genocide began with a peace treaty between Tutsi rebels and the Hutu president. The treaty was signed but the president was then murdered and the Hutu's responded by killing over a million Tutsi civilians. During this time Paul was the manager of the Sabena Hotel des Mille Collines.
Gas chambers were invented as a way to kill Jews and others quickly. The camps started being liberated in 1944, and the last camp was liberated on May 8th, 1945. The War in Darfur began in 2003 in Sudan. People in Darfur were accusing the Sudanese government of causing distress for the non-Arab Sudanese people, and not the Sudanese Arabs. The Darfur Genocide is the mass killing of Darfur men, women, and children in Western Sudan.
Tue Dinh Tran Eng101 – Wyman Final Essay March 15th, 2011 Road Traffic Accident in Vietnam In the world, nowadays, there are many factors that threaten the peaceful lives of human beings such as the HIV/AIDS killed millions of people in Africa; cancer and malaria took away the lives of millions people all over the world. Other factors are disasters like the earthquake and the tsunami hit Japan and killed thousands of people in March 2011. These factors are somehow unpredictable and unavoidable; they just happen and suddenly take your life away. However, in Vietnam, there is a factor that is totally caused by human and can be avoided by human, but it killed more people than any other accidents, diseases or disasters. It is road traffic accident.