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Transnational Actors
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Transnational Actors 192 states in the world 250 international governmental organizations 60,000 transnational corporations 16,000 transnational NGOs provide critical services eyes and ears of the world advocate at the national and international levels for policy changes
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The Case of Darfur
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Darfur Conflict erupted over land ownership and grazing rights between nomadic Arabs from the north and non-Arab farmers in the fertile south. 2003-2005 Sudanese government and Arabic “janjaweed” militias attacking non-Arab rebels….soon target civilians
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Darfur in Numbers Size of France Up to 400,000 killed More than 2.4m displaced, living in camps (one-third of Sudan’s population) 17,000 aid workers in Darfur
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Unformatted text preview: • 4.2m people rely on humanitarian aid for food, water and medical care • One-half of children in Darfur receive no education China and UN Involvement China provided $24m in arms to Sudan in 2005, plus $59m aircraft and parts Sudan is one of China’s biggest oil suppliers, China buys 60% of Sudan’s oil China has consistently blocked UN efforts to impose sanctions on Sudan Challenges for NGOs 17,000 aid workers in Darfur Aid workers become targets: Jan-May 2008, 5 killed, 117 kidnapped, 125 vehicles hijacked UN World Food Program forced to cut food deliveries by 40% due to attacks by armed groups by janjaweed and due to Sudanese government restrictions,...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course POLI 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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