Since the beginning of the conflicts of Darfur in 2003, over 400,000 Darfurian civilians have been killed, which means about 150 people lose their lives every day.
300,000 people have died directly from acts of violence in Darfur.
90% of the villages of Darfur’s targeted ethnic groups have been destroyed.
97% of these killings have been against innocent civilians and executed by militia groups instructed by the government.
With every 1,000 births in Darfur, at least 150 die as a result of malnutrition. Also, 45% of children suffer from physical stunting as a result of lack of proper nutrition.
80% of those displaced are women and young girls who are consistently the victims of sexual violence and abducted into sexual slavery.
Humanitarian refugee camps in Chad and Sudan are overcrowded, disease infested, and prone to attacks. Regardless of the treacherous conditions of the camps, about 20% of the Sudan population reside in a camp, with a majority of this percentage being young people.
Around three million people have been displaced within Sudan.
250,000 people have fled Darfur, mainly to Chad where they are facing further violence.
Despite an abundance of oil and other natural resources, the vast majority of Sudan’s people live in poverty, and its Government has been described as ‘the most repressive regime in the world’.
On September 9th 2004, United States Secretary of State Colin Powell said the Darfur conflict was genocide, and called it the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. This is the first time the United States has ever declared genocide while the genocide was still happening.