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Genocide in Darfur_Paper

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Tim O’Brien ITS 201-D 4/1/11 UN Involvement in the Conflict of Darfur To further understand the complications of the genocide in Darfur, I set out to discover how successful the UN has been in their involvement to break up the problems in the troubled African region. I researched the history of the UN’s involvement, as well as their current efforts that are still taking place in Darfur. In July of 2007, the United Nations teamed up with the African Union to form a hybrid operation (UNAMID) in Darfur. I will discuss how the UN initially became involved with the conflict, as well as the goals and actions of UNAMID. I will then discuss the amount of success seen in Darfur since the implementation of UNAMID in 2007. This is a significant operation within Darfur, as the task force are planning and implementing action to settle the disputes in the besieged region. The success or failure of this planned resolution will play a lasting impact on Darfur’s future. Fighting in Darfur broke out in 2003 between the Government of Sudan and its allied militia, Janjaweed, and other rebel groups. Since the fighting began, up to 300,000 people have died, and at least two and a half million displaced from their homes in Darfur. The murder of mass civilians and the rape of women and girls grabbed the attention of the United Nations. In 2003, the UN acknowledged the crisis occurring in the African region—making it a top priority for the Security Council to find a lasting resolution. In May of 2006, the African Union and the UN signed the Darfur Peace Agreement. Since, the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations
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