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Arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes during the conflict remain outstanding. The Sudanese Government continue to deny any links between themselves and the Janjaweed, although a previous commitment to disarm the militia still shows no sign of being followed through.

A United Nations African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping force remains in Darfur. This force is an underfunded and underequipped peacekeeping mission charged with protecting the 2.7 million internally displaced people who live in camps across Darfur. Approximately 300,000 Darfuri refugees are also living in Chad. Although the worst of the genocide may be over in Darfur, the UN estimates that roughly 4.7 million people are still affected by the conflict and denied their basic human rights.

 

Useful links

Darfur: Genocide Today - an information guide produced by HMDT 

Aegis Trust

Waging Peace

Save Dafur

UNAMID

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Preventing Genocide – Sudan

United to End Genocide