In the Darfur region of western Sudan, a genocide is occurring. Each day, civilians face prospects of mass killings, torture, rape, destruction of villages, theft and other human rights abuses at the hands of the Janjaweed militias - bands of fighters backed by the Sudanese Government.
Since the start of the conflict in Darfur in February 2003:
- Nearly 3 million people have been affected by the crisis.
- More than 400,000 people have died from conflict and diseases.
- 2.5 million civilians have been internally displaced by the conflict.
- 200,000 Darfurians have sought refuge in neighboring Chad.
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
-Martin Luther King Jr.