Twenty years after genocide began in the region, recent conflict and targeted violence have forced over 5 million people to flee their homes across Sudan in just five months. In Darfur, non-Arab unarmed civilians have been hunted down and massacred, according to eyewitnesses and survivors. Women and girls have been subjected to systematic rape, sexual violence and trafficking.
With genocide and crimes against humanity once again taking place and so little international attention, one wonders if the international community has completely turned its back on a decades-old commitment to protect civilians from mass atrocities, known as the “responsibility to protect.”
- adjunct professor of genocide studies and human rights at the University of Connecticut @ TheConversation
My question is, has anyone working in cause-prioritization looked at the situation and possible creative interventions? (Or is EA once again too funding-constrained to even consider working in areas like this?)