Genocide In Darfur

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As of March of 2008, a total of 300,000 people have died in Darfur, Sudan due to genocide. That is equivalent to the entire population of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Genocide started back in February of 2003 in Darfur, Sudan. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights defines the liberties set for everyone in the World. Established in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights displays the rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled to. The situation in Darfur, Sudan is known as Genocide, Genocide is defined as a systematic extermination or attempt at exterminating a national, political, racial or cultural group. The Darfur Genocide has violated Article #3, Article #5 and Article #9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Darfur Genocide violates article #3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article #5 has been violated by the Genocide in Darfur. Article #9 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been violated by the Darfur Genocide. Attacks in Darfur are mostly by a group called the Janjaweed which are an Arab based group supported by the Sudanese Government, to carry out attacks on people with different religious, economic and political views. The Darfur Genocide violates the rights of its citizens; steps should be enforced by United Nations and it allies. The Darfur Genocide violates Article #3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article #3 states everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. First, the Janjaweed regime has violated article # 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by enforcing massive starvation on the Darfur citizens. For example, Halimalay said as she watched over her malnourished daughter, Zahra "They chased us from our home ... ... middle of paper ... ...s Article #9 is being violated by the Darfur Genocide. The civilians of Darfur are having their rights violated by the Sudanese government, and action needs to be taken to help the civilians of Darfur. Some ways that action can be taken is; informing yourself and others about the situation, join volunteer advocacy groups, going to www.helpdarfurnow.org, www.savedarfur.com to make a donation, create your own website helping to inform people about the situation, contact a local newspaper to create an article about the situation, contact political officials and state that action needs to be taken, create an organization to raise money, sell shirts or other merchandise and have some of the proceeds go to Darfur. To conclude, the genocide in Darfur is a fracture of the rights that are available humans provided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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