Thursday, March 6, 2008

Many Voices for Darfur

For 48 hours, starting at midnight Eastern standard time on March 6, 2008, many student voices will be collected in the name of those suffering in Darfur. Be sure that your voice is among them.

Men, women, and children in the Darfur region of Sudan are dying. The Sudan militia and Janjaweed are responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths and 2,500,000 displaced refugees. You can learn more about the genocide taking place in Darfur by visiting the Many Voices for Darfur Wiki. Once you have had a chance to learn more about Darfur, please post your comment to one or more of the following prompts below:

  1. If you could visit the camps in Chad and sit down one-on-one with a refugee who is your age, how would you explain what you or others are doing in your country to spread awareness and make a difference?

  2. Write an open letter to Omar al-Bashir pleading your case for the Darfur region of Sudan.

  3. Write an open letter to leaders in your country to make a case for government support of international efforts in Darfur.
Please read these RULES and GUIDELINES before posting your comment.

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Danielle M. said...

I think Darfur is in need of serious help to get all the bad guys away. They are fighting over religion and race. Didn't we cover this? We are all the same and all have freedom of speech and what we believe in. The people in Darfur are being slaughtered, raped and killed because of their race and religion. I think the U.S. troops should go and help the ones that need help or that are unhealthy. We need to do it fast though before they take more control of Darfur.

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Anonymous said...

solution,

There are too many people losing lives and homes. So we should try to help. One way we can help is to disarm the army. I think it would be the best choice. That’s my idea of what we can do to help.

kaity massachusets usa

Anonymous said...

If I were to visit Chad and talk to a refugee who was my age, I would let him/her know about all the positive things our country is doing to help and spread awareness. First off, I would tell him/her about this website. I would let them know about all the donations people are contributing to. I would also tell them about how our school sold ‘Save Darfur’ shirts, which is just one helping hand in our school district. From the overall people I have spoken with, the awareness is spreading more and more. Which in hand, means more people are being touched by the hardships of these men, woman and children, and therefore, are helping by donating.

Anonymous said...

Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir,
In the time of Adolf Hitler’s rule over six million European Jews were killed because of who they were. Where they were from and what they looked like. The world was slow to act upon Hitler and the Nazi’s but the world leaders eventually came together and said never again.
Today, after four years of running, over two million Sudanese people are displaced from their homes, living in camps. The Janjaweed accused of trying to cleanse the land of black Africans, ride into peaceful villages raiding homes and slaughtering helpless civilians, thieving anything possible. Women have been kidnapped and held as sex slaves for several weeks before being released, young boys are taken as soldiers, and young females are raped.
The U.S. and several human rights groups claim this is genocide. Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir, you have called the Janjaweed “thieves and gangsters,” but why do you hesitate to act upon their wrong doing? Stop the killing. Stop the genocide. Save Darfur.

DVS

Anonymous said...

Dear Omar al-Bashir,

Hello. How are you? My name is Christina. I live in the United States of America, in the state of Pennsylvania. I am writing to you for your plead to help the Africans in your country. Millions are dying daily and they really need your help. Thousands of people from all around the world are donating and helping to support the cause. I know that your aware of The Sudan militia and Janjaweed responsibility for the deaths of 500,000 people and 2,500,000 displaced refugees. The millions supporting the cause need your help. You are the president of Sudan, which means you can use your powerful influence into a positive way. If you would just help stop what has been going on, you would be saving the lives of millions of men, woman and children in your country. Thank you for your time. I hope that I have been an influential voice and possibly hear back from you soon.

Sincerely,
Christina

Dave Z said...

I would try to explain to him that we are doing our best to spread awareness and that it is really working. People are listening through media like the internet, television, movies, even newspapers and magazines. There are even conventions and rallies for peace in Darfur. America as a nation is now becoming a more helping nation, and more and more people are starting realize the conflicts in Darfur, People are realizing that we are not the only people in the world and that other people need our help. Not only are normal citizens helping out, famous people, including actors are even helping out. Many students and adults are speaking out against Darfur and are encouraging our government to do something about it. They need our help!


-Dave Z

Anonymous said...

Stop the Genocide!
By: Ryan
Massachusetts, USA

The genocide in Darfur is sickening to me. It is sickening that the Sudan government is neglecting Darfur and supporting the Janjaweed army. It is sickening that 400,000 lives where destroyed and over 2.5 million people lost their homes. This genocide must stop. We should bring in the United Nations to help the Darfur people. We should disarm the Janjaweed army to reduce the killing. We should also raise global awareness to help make a great plan to stop the genocide, to help defeat the Janjaweed army, and to help the people in Darfur. With your help and support we can save many lives.

Anonymous said...

GENOCIDE

By Nicholas R

I believe that Sudan should sign a peace treaty with Darfur. The Janjaweed should not commit genocide because if you’re religious then you should know that they are breaking one of the 7 deadly sins. Also it’s cruel, mean, insensitive, and unjust. It’s just incredibly frustrating. I think I speak for everyone when I say it’s got to stop. If they bring the United Nations into it, and Sudan resists it will start a WORLD WAR 3. That is why I think the genocide should stop.

Christopher from Michigan said...

Christopher
I think Darfur is a genocide, but the president of Sudan doesn't want our help. The United States shouldn’t help a cause that doesn't want to be helped. If we decide to help the Darfur situation the Sudanese president will not be an ally with us because he doesn't want help. We would have to go to war with both sides of this conflict in order to put them in peace (check your history). We don’t need to get in a third war and we can’t afford one. Then we would be in three civil wars: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sudan. As you can see we shoudn’t get into the conflict in Darfur but the U.N. should supply food.

Chris from waverly said...

I personally think Darfur is a bad community. In Darfur women are being rape and used as sex slaves and the men are being beat. I really don't appreciate how the government is not trying hard to help all these people in Darfur. They should have peace. I don't think that's hard to do if people work together.

Taylar From lansing said...

I say that they need a lot of help. They need to get more food for people. All of the violence needs to stop. They need to make there homes safe, people need to get in and help out Darfur. I hope that all of the people that help them out get help back in the time that they need it.

shelby from lansing said...

I think that what is happening in Darfur is pointless. Just because you don’t like someone doesn’t mean that you have to kill them because of your differences. Millions of people have been killed or displaced from their homes because they have a different religion, or race than someone else. If you don’t like them then try to avoid them. Fighting, and killing people doesn't solve anything because there are going to be other people that have that same thing about them that you’re not going to like, so you can’t kill them all. Hurting someone doesn’t take away the problem it just makes it worse.

tyler from waverly said...

I think what is happening in Darfur is wrong. The government is killing innocent people as if they had no right to live. People’s villages are being destroyed and people are forced to live in camps. I think people from America should go over to Darfur and help out because they’re people too and they have the right to live.

Daniel from lansing said...

What I think about Darfur


I think the conflict in Darfur needs to be stopped and something needs to be done. Darfur is something that hurts all of us. But yet nothing has been done about it.

Some people say they can take care of themselves. But if you ask them if they needed help, would they want people to help them? They would most likely say yes.

Anonymous said...

There is a problem in Sudan that I am going to tell you about.A lot of people are being killed by the Janjaweed and also loosing their homes. We need to help. We should try to stop the Janjaweed or transport some of them over to here. We need to make sure knowone gets killed. But I think we need to get some of them here. That is the best I can think of. That’s what I think!

Rachel Massachusetts USA

Jordan said...

Hi, I’m Jordan. My class at school is trying to help stop this genocide so you can go back home, (and partly so Chad doesn’t have problems because of too may people coming in :-)). We use our blog to help. What is a blog you ask? A blog is something that is posted on the Internet. We’re trying to encourage America and the rest of the world to help. Many people are already spreading the word. You should know that others are trying to help.

Jordan 3rd grade Florida

Rachael Q said...

What is happening right now in Darfur is horribly wrong. Those that say that nothing is wrong and that we have no business being there are wrong. What kind of person doesn't feel anything when they hear millions of people, millions of children each day are dying, being raped and driven from there homes because of this? Do they have a heart? I'm not saying that the solution is in sending more troops around the world but I am saying that something has to be done and the more notice that is taken in this matter the sooner it shall be solved. Hopefully.

ryan from waverly said...

The problem in Darfur is greatly looked over. It’s definitely a big problem right now. And I think that we need to act immediately on the situation and help all of the ones in need of assistance. I mean their all dying out their it is rape and pillage.

jarred from waverly said...

I think Darfur was about Sudan’s government coming to villages and destroing their houses and taking all of their food and supplies so millions of people are starving and some are without a home.Darfur’s government stared fighting back to protect their people from Sudan soilders from killing them. Million of people need are help in Darfur and we need to help them out and give them some food and help them get back on there feet and help them fight Sudan .The US people should help them out. Or they need to make peace with Darfur so they can help their people

joey from Waverly said...

Darfur was a very tragic story that really hurt. When I first heard about what was going on I just wanted to cry. I really wanted to something for the kids who weren’t allowed to have 3 meals a day, for the parents who had no money to send their kids to school. There are a ton of kids there who don't have any shoes, clothes food or money. Some parents are sex slaves, even moms just don't have the will to live. It makes me sick.

Olivia said...

I’m Olivia,

My class knows who you are. You are Omar al-Bashir, the man who hurt Darfur’s people. Do you know hundreds of people are helping Darfur? Please be more kind to your own people.

Olivia Olivia third grade florida

Peter 8th grade Virginia said...

If I got the opportunity to sit down with a refugee in Chad, I would say that America isn’t doing much to help you, because it’s the truth. Yes we’re aware of what’s going on and we keep saying we’ll help you, your family, and your country, but we’re not doing much. We send money and attempted to make a cease-fire, but it doesn't seem to do much. We are trying
Peter 8th grade.

Megan said...

Dear President Bush,
I believe that we should be doing everything that we can to help the victims in Durfur. We should be helping these people more and we should be getting together as a country to give food and and water and comforts to them. They are dieing and suffering and starving while we a complaining about having to eat vegetables and leftovers from last nights dinner. The babys and children with no family or relatives are crying for their mothers that will never be there to comfort them. We should be sending people into Chad who are willing to set up camps and food to comfort these people. You NEED to do something!

From,
Megan
8th grade
Virginia, USA

Jamie G. - Waverly said...

I think Darfur is tragic. I don't think anyone should have to go through what the people in Darfur have. It's just not right. No one should have to live in fear of their villages being burned every night. The people living in Darfur are being treated very unfairly, the government needs to step in and stop the hate.

Howie R. said...

There needs to be an end to the massive genocide in Darfur right now. More than 400,000 people have been killed and millions of people have been forced to leave their homes and live on food supplied by international aid. We need to put an end the the countries who are aiding the Janjaweed people. The Sudan government is saying they are doing something, but they are not because the support this Arab militia. Also, China is aiding in the process of the genocide in Darfur (Along with Russia and France). Sudanese Oil is the main export for China, Russia, and France. They are all giving money to Sudan who is helping fund the Militia. Plus, China is the country where the Sudanese people get all of their funding from. So, who is really at fault here? A. China B. Russia C. Sudan or D. All of the above?

Priya said...

It would be really hard for me to even know what to say. I mean, I have no idea what they are going through! All I can do is imagine. I feel so helpless. I really hope these blogs raise awareness in the world. So many small children are facing such terror at a young age. I really wish this comes to an end immediately. People shouldn’t die for no reason. I think we need to take action. Right now, I am enjoying the wonderful comfortable environment and I feel guilty. I believe everyone should be provided with these luxuries. I would give the refugee support and help him/her out in the trauma they are facing. The children are seeing things no one should have to. I would ask the person how they managed to get to Chad and if their family made it out as well. I want to know how they feel so I can help them out. I would tell the refugee to have hope.. We know that the path is treacherous but we know we can do it. Unfortunately, not enough is being done. I want the president, Omar al-Bashir to take a stand and stop this madness. If he is not taking an initiative, shouldn’t President George Bush? We are capable to stop this, but why aren’t we? It would be difficult for me to face the refugee who is my age and have no answers to his terror. But I know that I am ready to do whatever I can to help him/her.

Anonymous said...

Dear Omar al-Bashir,

I am wondering about Darfur and all the things that are happening there. I have a few questions to ask and a few suggestions to give. Is there something that Darfur’s people did to you that made you act this way? Are you doing this for malicious reasons? Maybe you could talk instead of fight. You could sit down with a Darfurian. What other creative ways do you think you could try to solve this?

Thanks, Shannon 3rd grade Florida

Hannah said...

Many people in the region of Darfur are dying. The Sudan militia and Janjaweed are killing and abusing numerous amounts of people. If I could visit one of the camps in Chad, talking to someone my age would be very difficult for me. In a country such as the U.S., not too many people have experienced what is currently happening in Sudan. I would tell the refugee that the U.S. government and citizens are doing as much as they can to stop this horrible event that is happening. The media shows things concerning this topic almost everyday and tells people of the things that are happening around us. Despite the efforts of the media, some people still do not know about this issue. Things such as this website help spread the awareness and make a difference for this country. If more people could make things such as this website, they impact of change would be greater and perhaps better for the people of Sudan.

Hannah, 8th grade, Virginia

Shayla ;] said...

If I could talk to a refugee of my age in Chad, I would say anything and everything that is true too comfort them and make them understand what is happening. I would make sure to tell the exact truth, because I wouldn’t want them to think things that weren’t happening. How could people so good to there own country be committed with genocide? It is the hardest thing to believe but it is happening, and right now our government is not doing enough. America is to focused on the primary elections and our next president’s choices, but we are not focused on what our president is performing against these murderers. I believe actions need to be taken, by the president and our country. This child would have been through so much more than anyone else could have been through in a lifetime and has probably seen things no one should ever see. As of now, most people, even me, don’t seem to understand what to do. It seems like people think its wrong but thinking it and feeling bad for them is not helping them at all. People all over the world seem to always say, “Actions speak louder then words!” Action is going to help these refugees. I believe that since Omar al-Bashir is the president he should be doing something about it. He has not taken action and needs to tell the people to stop. This one action could lead to many things and if he doesn’t do it, other countries should take a say in the matter. Since Sudan and Congo are both a part of the UN, the UN should take action and tell the government to do something. This child deserves more than they are getting. There are so many wonderful people who deserve much, much more and are not getting what they want. I would tell all of this to the child to let them know how I feel and think that the government should do. I would also tell adults and any government workers because they deserve to feel ashamed and DO SOMETHING!! We take life for granted and some of the things we do are something someone else could die for. This refugee will hopefully be thankful and know that some one actually cares. This blog is an amazing idea to raise awareness of all that people think we should do!!!

Shelby said...

Dear Omar al-Bashir,

I really like most of our world. But I don’t like what you are doing to the people of Darfur. Why are you doing this? What did they do to you? Why don’t you try sharing or sitting down with the people you are pushing away. Darfurians have to go to Chad. But Chad does not have enough water, food and area. It is not fair how people are just minding their business and being attacked. It is so sad that people lose their family and they have to move, so please be nicer.

Shelby,3rd grade Florda

Jenna said...

Jenna, 8th grade, Virginia
If I were to sit down with a refugee my age, I wouldn’t know what to tell them because there really isn’t much being done to help. More should be done to help. Some people could be sent over there to help stop the Sudan militia and the Jinjaweed. The president of Sudan shouldn’t allow the Sudan militia to kill all of those people. Some of the refugee camps could be moved to other countries. More money could be raised to buy more supplies for the refugees.

Leo from Virginia said...

If I were to visit a refugee camp in Chad, then I would be speechless. I would be speechless because I wouldn’t know anything that they had been going through and they live lives that are completely different from the life that I live, and I would have nothing to relate to them with. I would try to encourage them and give them hope and tell them that I’ll try to help them in some way. Out of all the things that I would want to tell them, I would definitely let them know that people are trying to help them all around the world.

Sincerely,
Leo

Shelby said...

Dear Omar al-Bashir,

I really like most of our world. But I don’t like what you are doing to the people of Darfur. Why are you doing this? What did they do to you? Why don’t you try sharing or sitting down with the people you are pushing away. Darfurians have to go to Chad. But Chad does not have enough water, food and area. It is not fair how people are just minding their business and being attacked. It is so sad that people lose their family and they have to move, so please be nicer.

Shelby,3rd grade florda

Anonymous said...

Dear United Nations,

People in Darfur are dying, killed by the Janjaweed. Omar al-Bashir is telling the Janaweed army to kill them. They are taking their farmland. Five hundred thousand people have died. This has been going on since 2003. Even children have to walk 90 miles to a camp in Chad where they can be safe. Omar al-Bashir is selling oil to China. That’s one way they are getting their weapons. Please help Darfur.

Isabel

3rd grade Florida

krissy said...

Dear Mr. President,

Are you currently aware of all the genocide that is going on in Darfur? People, just like those in the United States are being killed everyday for absolutely no reason. Sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, someone’s family or friends. The world fought to stop the Holocaust, why not fight to help Darfur? The people there need our help more then ever. They are hiding for their lives, living without food or water and living on the streets. Living in the US is something that we as Americans take for granted. We don’t think about countries where genocide is happening. Everyone wants change, yet no one wants to make an effort. Instead of having the troops fighting over in Iraq, why not send them to Darfur so they can make their lives better. All the United States would have to do is do something small. We have all these charities and events like Live Aid that helps spread awareness and helps to find ends to diseases, illnesses, cancers, etc. Why not do something like that for the people of Darfur. They need our help. How would you feel being helpless? or being put in that situation? How do you think that the people in Darfur feel about this? These people are suffering, and WE can do something about it.

Sincerely,
Krzystna

Mackenzie said...

If I was going to interview a child in Darfur, I would first ask him/her what his name was (of course). Then I would say that on March 6th, 2008, we will do a project called Moving voices for Darfur and that it is a project to help them. I would explain it was to build awareness. But I would want to interview both boys and girls because I like hearing what people have to say and because boys and girls often have different thoughts and ideas. Then I would ask him if anyone had died or gotten hurt even I could probably guess the answer. Sadly, yes. I would also include to ask his age. Most of all I would ask him about Omar al Bashir. I am very curios as to the opinions of people who are actually having the terrible things happen to them. It feels to me like it would be a totally different point of view. Lastly I would let them know people are helping and hopefully in the future, more people.

Mackenzie 3rd grade Florida

South Paris Collaborative - Darfur Blogs said...

Our 5th grade class, the South Paris Collaborative is very concerned about what is happening in Darfur. We have written blogs and would love for you to read them.

Kathy said...

Darfur is in trouble, BIG TROUBLE! And guess what? WE'RE NOT EVEN HELPING!!!
Anyway, you probably still don't know WHAT Darfur is. Darfur is a country located in western Sudan, Africa.
In Darfur, there is a group of people called the Janjaweed. They live in northern Darfur. They are in lack of water and food. So they go to the south and attack for land,food, and water. About 9,000 people have been killed. 200,000 has died of violence and disease. And plus, the south have been practically attacked everyday!!! Also, 2.5 million have been displaced(moved) ever since October, 2006.
Boys are caught by the Janjaweed. When they are caught, they are brainwashed and are forced to become a Janjaweed. At our age, it is very easy for adults to brainwash us. I know it is sort of akward, but it's true and dangerous.
The Janjaweed arrest journalists, so no other person out of the country could ever have contact or heard of Darfur.
The Janjaweed is thought to mean 'man with a gun and on a horse' or 'devil on horseback' or 'man on horse'. I get the shivers when I hear devil. *SHIVERS*
Well anyway, what I'm trying to say is that people in Darfur are dying of genocide(killing a certain group of people). They need our help. The Janjaweed attack the other people in Darfur at least 2 hours a day. Probably right now, some one is being or was killed.
So give them a hand, send donations and change the world. Just some donations, can make a BIG CHANGE.

Brian, 5th grade, New York, USA said...

Do you know how many people are dying in Darfur because the starting of the genocide? Each month there are more than 10,000 people dying. Isn't that a lot? Well guess what? We should fix it. If we don't Darfur might be destroyed!!!! Each day, maybe even now there are houses being destroyed, many people lost their family or lost their live or maybe even because dying of hunger. There are 200,000 people that had died form diseases and violence. Over or maybe even more than 335,000 people are starving because the lack of food. And guess what? The United Nations are not calling this genocide yet and also not helping to stop the Janjaweed from killing these people for fun. I was so freaked out when I heard about this. There are more than 2 million people being displaced from their homes. We should stop the Janjaweed from killing people for fun in Darfur.

Joshua,5th grade,New York,USA said...

Do you know how many people are dying in Darfur? There are innocent people dying daily because of genocide. More then 10,000 die monthly. Also 2 million people have been displaced. You want to know what is even more disturbing to here, the United Nation hasn't even called it genocide yet and neither are they helping to stop the Janjaweed (the militia ) from killing the people. Over 355,000 people have been starving. Can you believe that Darfur is the same size as France and already most of Darfur is ready destroyed? Its time we make a difference and help the ones that are starving and help. Over 200,000 people die yearly. Once I heard about this I really started paying attention about what’s going on in Darfur. We have stop the Janjaweed from killing these people.

kyra, fifth grade, new york, United States of America said...

Do you know how horrible the Holocaust was? The Holocaust was genocide of Jewish people by Hitler. Over 6,000,000 Jewish men, women, and children were tortured and killed. It was really terrible. Now, a similar thing is happening again but it is in a totally different country. This genocide is taking place in Darfur, Africa.
This time, instead of Hitler doing it, the Arabic nomads from the north are killing the southern people of Darfur. Since the northern Darfur has drought, the nomads and the animals that they are raising are moving to the south. Then they started to kill the people there and take over their land. This has been going on since 2003 and is still going on today. There are only about 6,000,000 native people remaining in Darfur because people have been getting killed.
The Janjaweed (the nomads) is getting supported by the government so they have many large and modern weapons while the south only have little tiny water guns and small weapons. Now the Janjaweed are responsible for over 500,000 deaths and 2,500,000 displaced refugees. And according to the World Food Program, over 355,000 in the Darfur region have been cut off from food aid.
Now, over 3.5 million people depend on world support to survive. This means that since people have been cut off from food and health care, they are counting on the rest of the world to help them survive. Over 2,500,000 innocent people have been forced from their homes due to the Darfur conflict.
Neighboring countries have been sending peacekeepers to go try to stop the war and the slaughter. China has also been asked to help as it is a major trading partner of the government. We in the US have also sent food and medicine to them.
Now that you’ve heard this, you can now help. You can do this by donating food, clothing, and maybe some toys. You can also write to your Senators and Congressman to help stop the genocide in Darfur. I also have a few links that you might want to look at to find more information:
1) 2 target=_blank>http://www.hrw.org/photos/2005/darfur/drawings/
2) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darfur/?campaign=pbshomefeatures_1_frontlinebronourwatch_2007-11-21
3)
These target=_blank>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darfur_conflict

These websites will also tell you some information about the conflict.

Collin said...

Dear George W. Bush,

My class is learning about the situation in Darfur. I think that it is awful but I have an idea. If we send all the new troops to Darfur we can put a stop to this. Please I will do anything even go out there myself to stop this madness.

Collin 3rd grade FL

Melinda said...

I feel really bad for the people who have to suffer just because people don't care!
It makes me feel really and extremly sad about what people are doing.

Catherine said...

I am very concered with what is happening in Darfur. It is hard for me to hear and beleive that people are being killed practically every day and people's houses are being burned down. Right this second another person can be dying. Or another house can be in the process of being burned. It is very sad, and heartbreaking, that the United Nations is not doing anything about this conflict.

Karen, 5th grade,United States NewYork, said...

In a country far away there are people suffering. Unlike you they are starving, they are displaced from there homes, and they can’t live peacefully every single day. This is happening right now in the southern part of Darfur! If you don’t know Darfur then I’ll tell you it’s near Egypt in Africa. This began from February 2003. Right now in Darfur genocide is still occurring. About 200,000 people had been killed or died from a disease, 355,000 is starving. There is 6,000,000 people in Darfur but about 400,000 had been killed that leaves about 5,600,000 people left if we don’t do anything about this then the whole people in Darfur would be gone! Why is this happening you ask? Well you see the northern Darfur nomads (the people who are killing the people in the southern part of Darfur) is searching for food and water because the land the nomads lived before had been a drought so there is lack of water to drink also many animals are dying because of no water supply. And so they made it further south where the farming communities are. The Sudanese government has allowed the Janjaweed to do this illegal action. They suppressed information to jail and kill witnesses. The UN sent peace makers to the Darfur area but they had been killed and so the UN said not to send anymore people. Darfur is still suffering and needs help. Lets raise our voices to help the citizens in Darfur who is suffering!

Elizabeth/an 8th grader in Maryland said...

Elizabeth

As the violence in Darfur escalates we as Americans are trying but not necessarily succeeding at putting an end to the pain and hurt the people in Darfur are feeling. Personally I feel that I should be able to sit down with a refugee my age from
>Darfur
and explain to them everything. I want to explain to them that America is trying to help, because if we don’t tell them what’s going on they could be giving up hope. We as teenagers I know that we feel as though adults don’t listen to us but today is our day. "Darfur Awareness Day" is the day that people older than us listen to what we have to say.
If my parents would let me and if it was safe enough I would love to go sit and have a one-on-one chat with a refugee. I can’t fathom what they must be going through. Everyday going outside is the biggest risk ever. Here, in America we complain that things are scary and people are getting killed. People are getting killed I’m not going to deny that, but in the morning I can go outside and stand at the bus stop and still be safe. Kids in Darfurcan go to the well to drink water and they have to run and constantly dodge and hide from the militia men. I want to sit and talk with a refugee and figure out what it is like to live in constant fear like they do. I want to talk to them and tell them that we are trying to help them and to make sure they are not giving up hope. To stand and witness your mother being raped and killed is something that no kid would ever want to do, yet some kids in Darfur can honestly say that it has happened to them.
It’s plain ridiculous that the Janjaweed have no remorse even for the children. Today is the day we are really standing up and saying "NO, this cannot happen anymore." By spreading awareness today we are helping those children in Darfur because without people being aware there is no way we can save their lives. Even as we are trying to help, we’re killing some people and that’s just the saddest thing ever. We can’t continue to sit here any longer and just expect the people to save themselves. We have to help them and even though we’re teenagers and we can’t go and help directly this is our own way of helping them and I’m glad we’re helping some way.

Elizabeth
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Breona W. - Waverly said...

I think what's happening in Darfur is absolutely terrible. I don't think that anyone should be killed because of their race or religion. If we were all the same or believed the same thing life would be boring, that's why it's good to have different race or religion in the world. What makes it worse is 3.5 million people are hungry, 2.5 million have been displaced because of the violence and 400,000 have died all because their race and religion. I think its good that Abujar Nigeria helped peace talks and the U.S have acknowledged the genocide. If people wanted to help them they should take leadership and international intervention forces should be deployed to help unprotected members. I really think everything that is happening in Darfur is really bad.

Leora, an 8th grader in Maryland said...

Dear President Bush,
I am an 8th grade student in Montgomery County, Maryland, not far from the White House. I know you are aware of the genocide in Darfur. The conflict in Darfur is very unsettling to my fellow students and I. As you know, the conflict in Darfur has been ongoing since 2003. That makes this year the 5th year of the genocide, the first genocide of the 21st century. We are unnerved by the fact that the genocide has been going on for 5 years and nothing has been done to stop it, or to even try to stop it. The UN has planned to take action, but hasn't. Many people are unaware of this terrible and horrifying thing happening to our fellow human beings. Don’t you think that what is going on to people in Darfur is horrible? Don’t you think that innocent people are being killed and tortured and the Sudanese government is lying about it, saying that they are just trying to get the rebel groups? Don’t you think that something needs to be done? Don’t you think that it is our Global responsibility to help our fellow humans? I really don’t think they deserve to be treated like they are. What do you think?
During class one day, 2 students from a local high school came to talk to us about the conflict in Darfur and it really made me think about how bad this genocide is. Following are a few things that they told us about the topic. They told us that there is a history of violence in Darfur and there have been 2 civil wars there since 1951. They also told us some horrifying statistics: 2.5 million people displaced from they’re homes, 400 dead, and many raped. We learned that a lot of the rapes have occurred during firewood collection and that a lot of people in Darfur think that women are not useful to men after having been raped. That is horrible, they don’t chose to be raped, it’s not like they are committing a crime or sin.
They also told us that the Sudanese government supplies the Janjaweed with weapons and other necessities for their attacks. Then, they attack the people off guard with helicopters, then come in and attack on horseback. They basically try to take down everyone in sight. The few that survive are very lucky. They are even luckier if they can get to refugee camps in Chad.
Something else that they told us was that it is not a religious war because both sides are mostly Muslim and the UN does not plan on an invasion. If they in fact attempt to help with the genocide, they say that it will be a UN collaborative effort. In my opinion, this is a very good idea because we don’t want to start another war. We should be included in this effort to help our fellow people. They also told us that this is the first ongoing genocide since the US was established. It marks the 1st time when the UN Security Council has resolved to have something done and hasn’t actually done anything. The last fact that I learned that I will tell you is that there is little to no media coverage on the conflict in Darfur and this is very bad because the less people to know about the horrible topic, the less will probably be done.
I am writing to you to ask for you to do everything you can to help the people suffering in Darfur, because I care. The Janjaweed attacks are still going on and many people are still dieing. This is a cry for help from the people who can’t tell you how much they need it. This is a plea for the people in Darfur, they need our help!

Sincerely,
Leora

Jeffrey C. - Waverly said...

I think Darfur is a mad house. I think the SLA and the JEM should stop targeting the innocent civilians. I think these two should sign a peace treaty. If they want to use violence they should fight each other, not on the innocent people. I think the Darfur government should do more.

Anonymous said...

There is genocide in Darfur. People in Janjaweed Army are killing them. I think I have a solution. People around the world could donate money or raise money with a fundraiser for the refugees. When we raise money we could make a bigger army that’s with everyone around the world that wants to help. Then we could beat the Janjaweed Army. If we do that we could use the leftover money to build houses for the Darfur region. I think it is so wrong that people are attacking other people because of their different religion and colored skin. Their people just like you and me. They shouldn’t be treated any differently. I hope there is peace in Darfur really soon.



By Brianna Coopee from Massachusetts, USA.

Anonymous said...

I think that the main thing we should do is supply the refugees with medicine, food, shelter, and much more. This will help them live longer, and give them an advantage, of giving them a longer and healthier life! Raising global awareness is also important so that everyone can learn about this issue. Tyler u.s.a

Anonymous said...

As you may already know there is Genocide in Darfur. We could help by helping the refuges. We could give them food so they don’t starve. We could also give them shelter so they have a place to live. We could also give them medicine to cure them.


By: Sarah Massachusetts,U.S.A

Anonymous said...

Darfur

Margaret Massachusetts USA

I think we should stop the Genocide going on in Darfur. I think we should do this by trying to disarm the Janjaweed Army. Since this will be hard and may take a long time while we are trying to disarm the Janjaweed we should help the refugee camps. We should bring in food, medicine, shelter and other things to help them survive. Hopefully if we do this it will keep the people at the refugee camps alive while we are trying to disarm the Janjaweed. I really hope we can do this because then there will be peace.

Anonymous said...

Madison Massachusetts U.S

There is Genocide in Darfur. I have a solution to protect the people that live in Darfur. My solution is that we the United States build a big and strong barrier around Darfur to protect the people that live there. Also I believe that the people that live in the United States should donate money, food, and clothes to the people that live in Darfur to help the people get through there tuff times. It would be very helpful to the people in Darfur, and a nice thing to do. I believe we should do whatever it takes to help the people in Darfur.

Anonymous said...

There’s genocide in the Darfur region and I feel that it’s wrong. The Janjaweed is killing all the people in Darfur. They’re killing the people of Darfur are getting killed because they aren’t Arab. Some solutions to help Darfur is to unarm the Janjaweed army of weapons. Another solution is to send food and medicine to the refugees. The last solution I have is world awareness we don’t want this happening again. I think the best solution is to unarm the Janjaweed army. Please help Darfur.

By: Sarah

Anonymous said...

We need to stop the genocide in Darfur.One way to stop it is to help the refuge camps. We can help them by setting up a fundraiser. We could sell things and if we made enough money we could buy them food. We could also bring in the United Nations. This would help because we could try to make peace. Also if they are not willing to make peace we have a bigger army than they do so we can fight them. These are some ways to help the genocide in Darfur.

By Laura

Anonymous said...

There is genocide in Darfur. People in Janjaweed Army are killing them. I think I have a solution. People around the world could donate money or raise money with a fundraiser for the refugees. When we raise money we could make a bigger army that’s with everyone around the world that wants to help. Then we could beat the Janjaweed Army. If we do that we could use the leftover money to build houses for the Darfur region. I think it is so wrong that people are attacking other people because of their different religion and colored skin. Their people just like you and me. They shouldn’t be treated any differently. I hope there is peace in Darfur really soon.



Brianna from Massachusetts, USA.

Anonymous said...

We need to stop Genocide in Sudan!!! Just because people are colored does not mean that there should be racism (genocide). Also, those people are having a hard time anyway and they do not need this war going on where they live. It’s not right! The Arabic people need to go home and if they don’t the United Nations will have to use force! We want peace in Sudan. That’s what I think. No matter what happens there will be more force, which is very depressing.
From Cameron U.S.A Massachusetts

Anonymous said...

The genocide in Darfur is frightening to think about. Men, women, and children in Darfur have died, and more are probably dying at this very moment. To stop this, I believe we should bring in the United Nations. We could certainly stand up to them! I also believe we should find ways to raise money for the refugee camps and supply them with food. We should also supply them with blankets and clothes we no longer need. They need clothes more than we do. These are few of the many things we can do to stop genocide, or at least help those who are suffering.

By: Nicole (Massachusetts, USA)

Mark from Nevada said...

Omar al- Bashir,

The people of Darfur are suffering. The living conditions which they face on a daily basis are unacceptable. Villages are being burned, children are starving and malnourished, women are being raped, and over 400,000 people have already lost their lives. To add to this 70,000 people have diseases in addition to another 2 million people who are displaced. The people in Darfur do not even have proper shelter. The way how these people are living is disgusting and degrading towards the human race. You, as the leader of Sudan, need to eradicate the Janjaweed. They are making the lives of Darfurian Sudans a miserable nightmare. It is downright despicable and atrocious what the Janjaweed are doing to the people in Darfur. Please try to save more lives while you can, as the genocide in Darfur will only become progressively worse as time passes.

Mark,
12th Grade, Nevada

Anonymous said...

I think that the US and some of the country should start to evocate the people in the camps. I think that would work because the Janjuweed would have now won to kill and they would leave. Then we would send back the people with guns. That is what I think we should do for this problem


From Jeremy Mass USA

Anonymous said...

I think the genocide should stop. Millions of people have no homes and thousands of people have died. It’s not right that there killing people for such small differences. There humans to. I think we should bring in the United Nations peace keeping force to protect villages and refugee camps. Also to help calm things down and fight the Jawnjaweed. Those are reasons the genocide should stop right now.



By Matt
Massachusetts usa

Anonymous said...

Kelsey Massachusetts, USA

There is Genocide in Darfur. I found a solution to this problem. We could gather everyone in our town to go to Darfur and help out. We could also have a fundraiser and earn money and buy useful things for them. If a lot of people go to Darfur I’m sure we could change something. The Janjaweed army is killing these people because of their religion, and their color of their skin. That’s one solution to help out to Darfur.

Parker , 8th grader, Maryland said...

Imagine this; you and your family are sitting together in your den, when you hear a sound…. POP! You all jump and hastily look out of your window, come to find out, one of your neighbors has been shot. Unfortunately, they don’t stop with just your neighbor, but men, women, teachers, friends, sisters, brothers, everyone. Suddenly, your world has become a dystopia and is crashing all around you, where nothing is safe anymore. In the eyes of an innocent child, their country, their home is a death valley, an open abyss, and home will never be the same again.

This may seem like a scary introduction, but in
Darfur, millions of lives are taken every single day. Lives are taken from men, women, and even children younger then the age of two. Families are broken apart and strangers are forced to live together and share supplies (which are scarce) just for their very survival.

Children of all ages have to run up to three thousand meters to reach a water well which may yield little or no results, and risk there lives getting food, blankets, and supplies. Women face the risk of being raped and having their children and families taken from them. Children could get raped, murdered, kidnapped or have their parents and siblings taken away from them. Men are tortured for information on the whereabouts of their families. One man was hung upside down and had chili powder sprinkled in his eyes when asked about where the Darfurians were hiding. The Janjaweed slither along the coasts of Chad and the once populated
Darfur waiting for a innocent passerby to prey on. Anyone passing by is eligible for the Janjaweed’s next victim.

There is hope. Schools nationwide are doing various things to help Darfur. For example Darfur call in, Darfur wiki, and many other things to help save the innocent people in
Darfur!

Anonymous said...

The Genocide

The genocide in Darfur.
The problem is that there is a genocide going on and a lot of people are dying.
The United Nation needs to find a way to help .Otherwise more and more people will die .The United Nation needs to help the Africans who are injured .We also need to disarm the Janjaweed army so they don’t get kill more people.

By: Dj and Chris.

Anonymous said...

Stop the Genocide
Anna Massachusetts, USA

The Genocide in Darfur has to stop! Genocide has nothing good to give to the world. Some ways to help this region of Sudan is to donate to the refugee camps and raise global awareness. Other things that we can do to help are bringing in the United Nations or disarm the Jangaweed army. It will take time but this war needs to stop. A person getting killed for no reason is stupid. I think we need to fight back and stop the Jangaweed army. No one should have to suffer from something that can be stopped.

Heather said...

Many Voices for Darfur
If I could visit the camps in Chad and get to talk with one of the refugees my age, I would start by thanking them for talking to me and show them how truly sorry I am for their sufferings and losses. Other people including me are making people aware of the situation in Darfur, by making videos, asking for donations to support the help, and writing letters to the governments in charge to persuade them to act immediately. For my part, I am helping to spread the awareness and making a difference by giving hope to those in these war torn countries and kids my age that are going through what you are going through.
As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses I want to share with you hope from the bible and what God has to say about these terrible things going on in the world. At Hebrews 11:1, it says “Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.” So faith is the basis for hope and the evidence for conviction concerning unseen realities. We all hope for something better to happen during our hard times in order to make our realities easier to endure.
The bible also shows that those that have died will live again; these world events are so temporary. The thousands that have died at the hands of the Janjaweed will be resurrected, they will get to see man having natural affection for one another and people who genuinely love one another regardless of color or race. Acts 24:15 says “I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Those that have died will be resurrected to a changed world without death and killing.
1 John 2:17 says “Furthermore, the world is passing away and so is its desire, but he that does the will of God remains forever.” Our world as we see it now, with suffering, killings, poverty, hunger, genocide, and lack of love will be done away with. These things will be no more! Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Most people don’t believe in things they cannot see or touch but the bible tells us at 2 Corinthians 4:18 that “While we keep our eyes, not on the things seen, but on the things unseen. For the things seen are temporary, but the things unseen are everlasting.” The things in front of us are temporary; killings, strife, poverty, and suffering, they are all temporary. You may not have the same job your whole life, your loved ones, financial stability, or the necessities for life. So we must have faith and hope that God, Jehovah will fix these temporary things. We as imperfect humans do not always have the answers to mankind’s problems or are we able to predict the future.
At Ecclesiastes 9:11, 12 it says “I returned to see under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do even those having knowledge have the favor; because time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all. For man also does not know his time.” So we do not know what tomorrow brings and tomorrow will have its own anxieties and stresses, we should focus on our lives from one day at a time.
I want to give you hope and want you to know that God does care for humans and that he will fix the terrible things happening on earth. We have to fight to endure, have comfort from the scriptures and hope along with faith in God to bring about change and find our purpose in life. “Those that have power or riches do not see the truth for they are blinded by their own greed and lust for temporary things, but those weighed down with life’s anxieties can see the truth for they look for refreshment and hope to endure. These ones see the future clearly in their minds and long for God Jehovah to bring his judgment to those without natural affection.”
At Jeremiah 29:11 it says “For I myself well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward YOU,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give YOU a future and a hope.” Thank you for listening and I know in my heart that hope in Gods’ promises will bring you and many people a hope for a better future without genocide.

Jack, an 8th Grader in Maryland said...

Jack, an 8th grader in Maryland
Check out my webblog for more Info on Darfur.

Weblog

The conflict in Darfur is one of the most important issues today it’s a large scale genocide that has lasted for over 5 years but strangely not many people know about it. This is because of the media’s lack of attention on this issue and because the U.S’s primary goal at the moment is the war in Iraq. The U.N is trying to send in peacekeeping troops but Sudan hasn’t given them permission to send foreign Peace Keepers in and have only agreed to allow troops from the African Union meanwhile there is conflict between the rebels and the Janjaweed are not planning to stop this genocide anytime soon.

These victims may live far away but that does not mean it’s not our responsibility to help them anyway we can. This entire project is to raise awareness of this conflict and to let people know how they can help. A few weeks ago China spoke with members of the Sudanese government and suggested they allow foreign peace keeper troops to enter the country and aid the refugee’s. The Olympics which are being held in Beijing we’re being threatened by a boycott, which could explain China’s actions. To pressure Sudan further people are definancing in companies that benefit Sudan. Many others are trying to make get this issue more attention so something can be done about it.

All this attention from all over the world has shown that a few students from around the country can do a great deal to help when it comes to a large world issue. Think about what you could do to help Darfur. If you have the right information and the right tools you can do a lot. To name just a few, Host a Call in, contact a congressman, write to the media, or even create a web blog. The refugees in Darfur are human being’s and they deserve to be treated as such.

Kendra,8th grader in MD said...


Over the course of five years, souls have died, lives were taken and hope was lost. Everyday hundreds of people are being raped and killed in West Darfur. And on the other side of the world, here in the U.S we are complaining about leftovers for dinner while people in Sudan are suffering from starvation.
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an entire group of people who belong to one racial, political, cultural or religious group. How can we as one of the richest countries in the world just allow time to pass by and not do a thing?
The Sudanese Govt. is responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths of its civilians and 2,500,000 displaced refugees. Since February 2003 innocent lives have been taken away from innocent bystanders. Americans are selfish. There over in Iraq “trying to help them” because they have oil that we need. I bet if Sudan found oil resources we’d be over there in two shakes of a lamb tail. The way I see it is, simply because there’s nothing in it for us, we don’t feel that it’s necessary to help. And that is wrong. Wouldn’t you want outside help if one day Bush’s administration decides to kill off everyone like you that shares the same religion or race?
“The first step to change is making people aware of the subject”, and right now many Americans don’t have a clue about what’s going on. It’s devastating to me to think that when and if America does ever decide to step in and help, half of Sudan’s population will already have died. And it’s even sadder when you realize that this is something that could’ve been stopped at least 2 years ago. So maybe when you go home tonight and your sleeping in your bed, on a full stomach you’ll be grateful because some people on the other side of the world aren’t as lucky.

Annamary, 8th Grader in MD said...

There may be a day in your life where you think everything is going wrong, but inDarfura bad day to us would probably be a pretty good day. In the western part of Sudan, in Africa, there’s a small town called Darfur.
Over the last three years, attacks have begun and spread to many towns. Innocent children, women and men are being killed due to selfish acts of the 21st century’s genocide. Hundreds of thousands of people have died or been evicted from their houses because of the Sudanese government hiring the Janjaweed to destroy towns. This problem does not seem to have an end soon, so it is our global responsibility to help out others in need.

Women in Darfur
are being killed just going out to do normal everyday activities, such as getting clean water. Cities are attempting to help, but unfortunately the Janjaweed is very slick. The Janjaweed usually attacks by going into cities with bombs, guns, on horses, in helicopters- anything imaginable. They come in and use weapons to destroy city after city. Here in the United States, we are calling it genocide; however the Sudanese Government over in Africa is not doing so to protect capital funds. It is our responsibility to reach out in to the world and care for them as much as possible with our everyday resources, that some are not as lucky to have.

We need to come together as a nation and use our military & clean resources, to help anyone who now doesn’t have a home due to attacks. As a country that has so much, we can be pretty selfish. Therefore, anyone and everyone can help with just a comment like this or buying a bracelet to raise money. All over the world people have no clue what Darfur is, or what’s happening there, but the entire point of National Darfur Awareness Day is to spread knowledge and show that it really is our responsibility to help and care for all people there. It IS our global responsibility to work with Darfur to resolve the issue to better the lives of many.

Anonymous said...

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How do we stop Genocide in Darfur? I think should stop importing and exporting from Egypt and then they might understand how much we’re made at them. In Darfur they might take us in World War 3,I don’t think we want that to happen do we? We should pull out of Darfur because it isn’t our problem. We shouldn’t be in be in charge to every state or country. It’s not our job to do that. Please help Darfur


By:Gita

Hawa, an 8th Grader in MD said...

The dehumanization crisis in Darfur, Sudan must not be continued. The African Union even considers removing its peacekeepers. Darfur needs to be at the top of our priority list until the UN force is deployed and the people of Darfur are protected.
African Union peacekeeping mission has done little to protect them, even as rising violence is driving away crucial humanitarian aid. As many as 450,000 people have died in violence and from disease and 2.5 million have been displaced. While the United Nations Security Council has authorized over 26,000 peacekeepers, sadly just over 9000 are on the ground in Darfur. It is a Global responsibility for us to show support.
We cannot allow Genocide to take over Darfur. Won’t we run out of helicopters?
President Omar al- Bashir needs to bring peace & prosperity to his country Darfur, without that everything will go downhill.

Hawa.
Our class blogs.
Mr.Mayo

Kassandra, An 8th Grader in Maryland said...

Over 400,000 dead and 2.5 million displaced from their homes, and what have we done to help? It has been 5 years since this has started and the genocide is still going on but no one has done anything drastic to help the innocent people being killed. Is race and religion really a reason to kill people? Is the fact that their skin is a shade darker or lighter than yours a reason as to kill and rape as well? When they are doing simple tasks like going out to get water, firewood, etc. women are raped, men and children are killed and much more. The real question though is, do we as one of the wealthiest, largest countries in the world have a global responsibility to the people in Darfur?

“They beat me and left me for dead.” This quote is from a site called “Voices from Darfur” from a man who escaped the torture of Darfur. There are many more stories on here that people need to hear. This genocide represents one of the first ongoing genocides and if we don’t do anything this may not be our last. The people are being attacked by the Janjaweed and from air, ground and their own military. The Janjaweed is a “gang” in Darfur that attacks and kills most of the people in Darfur. Janjaweed in English translates to “man or devil on horseback,” which is exactly what they are. The Janjaweed are mainly Arab and Muslim and have been at odds with the people in Darfur because their skin is a shade darker. We are NOT looking for an invasion against Darfur, just for peace and for this genocide to be over.

We sleep on our own beds, in a nice warm house, had a nice breakfast without being worried about another attack. So yeah maybe you’re wondering why me, why us, it does not affect us and our lives at home. But if you cared enough and thought about it you wouldn’t want it to be happening to you based on race, religion or color of your skin right? Isn’t that what people like Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks fought for? Equal opportunities and not being judged by the color of your skin but what is inside, shouldn’t that apply for race or religion as well? We all live on the same planet, so we need to step up and help the environment, each other and live on this planet Earth with as much peace as possible. “If nothing is done, there will be no one left.”

Jimmy said...

The people in Darfur are dying everyday, and the people in the United States aren’t doing anything about it. The people in Darfur are being killed for no reason at all. The people in Darfur are suffering a lot they even get put into a refuge camp. Many people in Darfur don’t even have a home.

The Darfur issue is a huge issue in the world, but not a lot of people are paying attention to this situation or even know about Darfur. Over 400,000 people have died in Darfur because of this genocide. The women are being raped, and kids are dying.

Another Confilct in Darfur is the Janjaweed. The janjaweed are actually the people killing, destroying, and raping women. The janjaweed kills people for no reason, and destroy homes without caring.

Maya, an 8th grader in Maryland said...

Global Responsibility & Darfur

You wonder if the world will ever be peaceful, a world called Utopia where everything is perfect, the people, animals, jobs, houses, basically everything you worked for. But suddenly you see that everything isn’t what you wondered it would be, a world called Dystopia, where everything is extremely bad. Well the civilians of
Darfur are wondering where their peace is because their world is coming to an end, all the killings, rapes, and emigration they have suffered from. Every civilian even young kids are getting killed for things they have no control over, their lives have been all destroyed because of the Janjaweed Militia. The Janjaweed Militia is a gang who have demolish the country of Darfur, and
Chad because of their ruling from the Sudanese government.

The world is full responsibilities, when you were first born that was your day of having responsibilities. The main point is the world is filled with problems and issues, one issue in the world is The First Genocide of The 21st Century in the country of
Darfur. There is not enough awareness going around especially in the
United States where we have the most power. To the people in Darfur they have been waiting for 5 years to have this chapter erase from their lives, the countries that are the richest should be helping the innocent people of
Darfur. Some people are helping don’t get me wrong, for example 8th grade middle school have taken part in helping Darfur and awaring people in the United States to also take part in making history.

A way that you can help or get to make history you can call in a number that connects its way to the secretary of the White House and you can tell what your concerns are with what’s going on in
Darfur, and they would tally your concern up and give it to the president. Also you can make comments at this location.

Maya, an 8th grader in Maryland said...

Global Responsibility & Darfur

You wonder if the world will ever be peaceful, a world called Utopia where everything is perfect, the people, animals, jobs, houses, basically everything you worked for. But suddenly you see that everything isn’t what you wondered it would be, a world called Dystopia, where everything is extremely bad. Well the civilians of
Darfur are wondering where their peace is because their world is coming to an end, all the killings, rapes, and emigration they have suffered from. Every civilian even young kids are getting killed for things they have no control over, their lives have been all destroyed because of the Janjaweed Militia. The Janjaweed Militia is a gang who have demolish the country of Darfur, and
Chad because of their ruling from the Sudanese government.

The world is full responsibilities, when you were first born that was your day of having responsibilities. The main point is the world is filled with problems and issues, one issue in the world is The First Genocide of The 21st Century in the country of
Darfur. There is not enough awareness going around especially in the
United States where we have the most power. To the people in Darfur they have been waiting for 5 years to have this chapter erase from their lives, the countries that are the richest should be helping the innocent people of
Darfur. Some people are helping don’t get me wrong, for example 8th grade middle school have taken part in helping Darfur and awaring people in the United States to also take part in making history.

A way that you can help or get to make history you can call in a number that connects its way to the secretary of the White House and you can tell what your concerns are with what’s going on in
Darfur, and they would tally your concern up and give it to the president. Also you can make comments at this location.

P C Flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,


I am writing to express my concerns of the major genocide going on in Darfur and southern Chad. I think it would be wonderful if you could present this problem to the senate, an appropriate response to this problem I think would be to give Chad funds to maybe start building permanent housing for the millions of people flooding into Chad, because I don’t think it would ever be safe for the former residents to return to there former villages Because the janjaweed’s attacks are so brutal. Or we could even give food and every day necessities to the desperate families needing help. Since you are running for president that would be a bigger push to help the helpless families in Darfur and southern Chad.

Thank you for your time and I hope you consider my proposal.

Sincerely,
P C

mk flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,
In social studies we watched a movie clip of Darfur. I was amazed of what’s going on there. The Janjaweed is just wiping out villages and burning houses, and setting African men on fire. The janjaweed throws dead bodies in wells so that they poison the people that drink it. The people there are helpless and I Think that we need to do something about it. We need to send food, clothing some kind of aid to help these people in their losses.

We could have like a world wide food drive to collect food. Or give blankets that we don’t use anymore. These people need help and nobody else is doing anything so we need to step up and help them. This is not for us to get recognized it is for us to do something help full.

So again Senator McCain these African People need help. Please help us take action so we can get these people more hope than they had when the janjaweed took over their land. Thank you for listening.

MK

ela flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,
I am writing this to hopefully show you the concern I have for the Genocide going on in Darfur. There are some incredibly terrible things going on in this country just because of the color of skin. I thought that since we had already fought against this perhaps our country could do something. We already know that everyone should be treated as equals so let’s show them the same. Their children are getting killed right in front of their parent’s eyes. The Janjaweed are using rape as a weapon. Using rape has left the women terrified to live their lives. Daily tasks have become so much harder for them. Most of the women will probably never marry because of it. All of this war is forcing them to flee into Chad and making the poor country’s lives harder as well. We could help if we got our military to go over and put the Janjaweed back in there place. I think we could really make a difference in this place. I would really like it if you took my suggestion into consideration.


Sincerely,
E.L.A

Anonymous said...

Dear Senator McCain,
In our social studies class we watch about the problems in Sudan. Some of the problems are women are getting raped while they are getting fire wood, many people are dieing because of the janjaweed are going on a massacre killing spree, and also that many of the children are getting disease and dieing because they don’t have any food or water. The problems that I just listed are the many problems. There are also any small problems.

I believe that we need to go in and help them out because they need food and water just like us. They also need blankets but most of all I believe that they need protection especially for the women because they are getting raped and when they get raped they can’t get married. They also have to pick up their work to provide for their families.

I believe that we need to go in and help them out because we can help them get back on their feet because if we have to get in war they can and probably will be our allies. So we as a country needs to pull together to help Africa. In the end we are all family and family helps out families.


Sincerely,
D.L

ela flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,
I am writing this to hopefully show you the concern I have for the Genocide going on in Darfur. There are some incredibly terrible things going on in this country just because of the color of skin. I thought that since we had already fought against this perhaps our country could do something. We already know that everyone should be treated as equals so let’s show them the same. Their children are getting killed right in front of their parent’s eyes. The Janjaweed are using rape as a weapon. Using rape has left the women terrified to live their lives. Daily tasks have become so much harder for them. Most of the women will probably never marry because of it. All of this war is forcing them to flee into Chad and making the poor country’s lives harder as well. We could help if we got our military to go over and put the Janjaweed back in there place. I think we could really make a difference in this place. I would really like it if you took my suggestion into consideration.





Sincerely,

E.L.A

dk flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,

I had recently watched a documentary of what’s happening in Darfur, Sudan. In that documentary I heard stories. The stories were terrible in many ways. They were about genocide. The Janjaweed, or the Sudanese Militia, is sending men to clear out various areas of Darfur. What I’m mean by “clearing out,” is slaughtering innocent villagers.

One other problem is that a refugee camp in Chad is starting to overfill with people fleeing from the Janjaweed. Since Darfur is right next to Chad many villagers are trying to escape and cross the border to get into Chad where they are safe.

The plan that I’m proposing to do with this situation is to send U.S Military. The U.S. would be able to help the villagers escape without them being harmed. If not that plan then you could simply talk Sudan’s government and ask then not to do these terrible things.

Though I know these plans might not be able to be done, I still wanted to inform you about these tragedies’ that are happening in this world of ours. People shouldn’t be killing people just for land. It’s not right, and it makes me feel weak because we can’t do anything about it. But that’s when you come in.

I hope you take my thoughts into consideration,
Sincerely,

Danielle Kelly

jp flagstaff said...

Dear senator McCain.

I am writing to you because in my third hour social studies class we watched a video about Darfur. It was one of the saddest videos I’ve seen. Like about how they rape the children and then mark them with a bite. How they just killed people for no reason. How they throw the dead bodies into a well. That’s just horrible! I hope this letter really gets to you.


When children get raped, they’re scarred for life. It is one of the worst things you could do to a child. When someone bites a child, it hurts more then you think. Other children that haven’t been raped are lucky; they still have their lives ahead of them with out fear in their eyes. When they kill people for no reason is just not right. Think of all the families that are getting hurt, all the siblings that no longer have a brother or sister to talk to. When they throw the dead bodies in the well it pollutes the water they drink from!! Its makes everything stink and the families think about the people that died. It makes everyone depressed and no reason to live. There is no happiness in that town because of janjaweed.


This is something really bad and should come into your consideration if you can make a change or something to make it stop. No one likes this. It doesn’t help anything it just makes people loose their families, loose their friends, and more depressing things. This really needs to stop. Please try to help these poor families and children.


Sincerely,
J.P

ch flagstaff said...

Dear senator John McCain,
Since 2003 two million Africans have been forced from their homes by the Janjaweed militia. They have been forced to live in unsanitary places and are always watching out for the militia. All the bad things that are going on in Darfur, nobody really seems to be paying any attention.
So you being one of our candidates in the “Race for the president” should start paying close attention to what is going on over there. I don’t know if we should send troops over there but we can try and fix some of their biggest problems. One of the things we could do is give food and shelter to some of the desperate families. Also by trying to keep their families protected.
So anything we can do to help contribute to keeping the people of Darfur safe will be a great change in what has been happening over there. I was writing this letter to express my thoughts about how we can fix this problem in Darfur. I learned about this horrible genocide through my social studies teacher Diana Laufenberg and we all are writing a letter about are thoughts and feelings are about the genocide.

C.M.H

ad flagstaff said...

Dear Mr. McCain,

I would like to draw something to your attention. In case you haven’t noticed we have a serious situation down in Darfur, Sudan. Women are being raped, kids are being slaughtered in front of there parents, and homes are being burnt. What are these horrible people that are doing this called…The Janjaweed.

One very important fact is that women are being raped. They are going out to get fire wood when they are usually attacked and raped. They are bit as a sign to say that they are a raped slave. They wouldn’t send the men out to do it because they would be killed. They thought that since women only get raped and men get shot, stabbed, and slaughtered it would be safer if they made the women do it. After all they were running out of African men as it was.

The next thing that seems very important and I would like to draw to your attention is that kids are being slaughtered in front of there parents. It’s unfair to there parent to see there children are being brutally slaughtered. They would come in a cut off heads, limbs, and every other body part you can think of.

The last thing that really concerns me, even though there is plenty more, is that homes are being bunt to the ground. One woman heard people screaming and she immediately knew what it was. She grabbed supplies and shoved into two huge clay containers. Her house was soon burnt down.
Many people fled into Chad. They walked for a minimum of 40 miles to get to safe land were the Janjaweeds were not allowed. Chad is unable to provide for all of these unfortunate people. So we are begging you. Please either give Chad some supplies or send a doctor to help
.
Sincerely,
A.D.

ss flagstaff said...

Dear McCain,
In my social studies class we were watching a video about Darfur. In the video there were gruesome things that the classed heard and watched. Did you know women have to go out in the wilderness to get firewood? When they go out in the wilderness, there’s a potential rate of rape. The soldiers bite the women, which is very sad. Villages are burned everyday with people inside the houses. Those who have escaped being burned poisoned, or shot have fled to Chad, they have no food.

Mothers can’t feed there children and those children have infections and sickness with no food what will happen to them? Men that go out of there village get shot know brutally killed by the janjawii. We need someone to take action and I think you’re the one to do it. If not you then who will if you do something that will spark someone else to do something. These people need a hero. An average person like a doctor could go over there to help out those children or aunts/uncle. Someone else could sent supplies over to help those people that can’t help them self.

Do you think you can do something? My teacher an average person is trying to help by getting all one hundred thirty students to type to the president of Sudan or a senator like you. My question for you is, will you do something to help part of the human race or ignore what were trying to say.

Sincerely
S.S.

cm flagstaff said...

Dear John McCain,

I am a student writing to you from Arizona and I am concerned about the crisis in Darfur. Many people have been brutally beaten and killed in the most crucial ways, at times I don’t understand what kind of person would ever do that.
If the world was kind enough, I’m sure this kind of act never would have happened again if the right people were elected to take charge of this crisis. I think those who are in charge of this world aren’t doing a very good job if people are being killed by genocide.
By fact, I think this idea of sending troops to war isn’t very smart. For one, I am truly against any war. Two, there will be no troops protecting our own country. Three, war is a cruel bloody battle; I’m sure you know what that is like since you are a war veteran.
Would you ever let outlaws kill innocent Americans? What about burning children? How would you feel if there was no sense of protection for your people? However, I think if the president of Darfur or the government of Darfur didn’t have an act of saying anything or doing something, truly I think they’re careless and black-hearted.
So if you want to be a good leader for your people, I think you should stop trying to get into a war and try to be a hero, bring the troops home, and stay out of people’s country, be a hero. It’s not even our business. In fact our founding fathers warned us about including us in another country’s war. If Ron Paul can promise to change the war world, I can think that you can too.
Sincerely C.M.

Stephanie said...

If I could go to Darfur to talk to a refugee I would be at a loss for words. Seeing the horror they go through every day would be more than I could possibly handle. They live a life of fear while we live a life of luxury and we refuse to step in and help them. We worry whether we will be home in time for dinner while they worry whether they will ever come back from searching for food. If I had to explain what is being done to stop this I would say “not enough.” You just can’t go there and turn the other way. It’s happening, it’s wrong, and we can help. We have to help.

Raven, from Nevada said...

What would I say to refugees in Darfur? How can I explain my ignorance of their situation, my sorrow for their circumstances? Shall I tell that awareness is being spread throughout the world? What shall I say when they ask, "How will this help us"? They would be right, of course. Words, although mightier than the sword, cannot drown actions. The genocide must be stopped. It cannot be done by words alone, whether spoken by children or politicians. Action must be taken, so that the suffering of Darfur will end.

The Suffering of Darfur

nathanael 8th maryland said...

what is happening in Darfur, Sudan is really wrong. The janjaweed has pissed me off because they are hurting people in the same country as them for no reasoon. They droped bombs and the sliced mens throats, and they put boiling water on little babies. It really struck me when i saw a video of the injuries that people have. I really hope that th is thing is going to get the US to help Darfur. Plus if there is anything else that i could do i would do it.The U.S. got involved with Iraq and afghanistan, but are not willing to help Darfur. So im really ashamed of the U.S. right now for not helping them. I mean if we were going trough something like this then we would want help but they most likely wouldnt help us because we didnt help them through the same thing thats happening right now. Anyways i hope that the U.S. will try to help them with our recources and money.
God Bless Darfur

tamicka90hope said...

If I had to sit down and have a conversation with a girl my age in Darfur, honestly I wouldn't know where to start off. I would have so many questions and emotions running though my head. I would want to know how it felt to be forced out your home and have to find shelter while murders are going on everywhere you look.

I know I would break down and cry in the middle of the conversation. My question is why isn't the president doing anything, he's also African? How could he sit there and let this happen? I would want to know how the displaced Sudanese are doing mentally and if they are adjusting without their families. Although I was just made aware of this genocide in Darfur today, my school is joining the other voices around the world to make a positive change. Also to make everyone aware and to put the Darfur crisis in the foreground.

Tamicka B, 12th grade, Philadelphia, Pa

Vicki A. Davis said...

My students at Westwood Schools are speaking out in the following ways:

Some students have compiled resources in a Zoho Notebook and one student Made his on personal notebook calling for change.

Shelby blogged publicly blogged on her youth voices about what she and her friends are doing.

We had two students call the white house using information from Oprah Winfrey's Darfur website.

We unblocked facebook and myspace today and students joined the facebook group that they felt best represents the action that needs to be taken. They are asking all of their friends to join in as well.

Several students created videos that they sent to major news outlets like CNN and Fox News to create awareness for this project and ask that the news stations consider updating the public about what is happening.

The students are blogging, creating videos, networking with facebook and myspace, calling the White House, and even plan to start a petition to send to our representatives. You can download the petition here.

Whether or not we can change things, we can speak out. Youth voices do count and it is time to speak out for the injustices. We cannot be everywhere but we can speak out somewhere and our students feel that their place is the Internet.

We have one more class that will be working on this today and will share what we do with that soon.

myriah90hope said...

Dear President Bush, I don't know if you are aware or not, but there are many problems in Darfur and many refugees are dying. Very little is being done. Many refugees are suffering from not much water, food, or shelter and that is bad and not good for any body's health. It's really sad and tragic that the Sudanese have to go through this. I hope that you will use your influence to change to this. I know we have a lot problems in the USA, but I think that this is an important issue and an issue that needs your attention now, before more and more people die.


Myriah M, grade 10, Philadelphia,Pa

Frank said...

Genocide has been going on in Darfur since 2003. The government of Darfur was supporting genocide by giving the Janjaweed weapons, even though the government refuses that they have been doing this. The commanders of genocide are Omar-al-Bashir, and Minni Minnawi. The Janjaweed was a group of people who wanted land, and they also wanted power. The Janjaweed was supported by the government and the police couldn't help the people in danger because the police were the ones killing citizens. The Janjaweed also burned down citizens huts and forced then to go to Chad or some other place, or else their other option was death. Janjaweed are tricking young boys into fighting for the Janjaweed, the janjaweed says they won't kill their family (the family is already dead.) The janjaweed also use women’s bodies until they are no use anymore then they kill them. The Government doesn’t like the Darfurians gene or race, even though the governments are Darfurians.The Untied Nations sent Peacekeepers to Darfur but they always got killed and they didn't help out much. The United Nations stopped sending in Peacekeepers because they always got killed and we were already losing men in Iraq and we can’t afford to lose any more men. China was the first country to send Peacekeepers to Darfur, but whoever sent Peacekeepers to Darfur the Peacekeepers always got shot.

Frank said...

New York, Grade 5

Genocide has been going on in Darfur since 2003. The government of Darfur was supporting genocide by giving the Janjaweed weapons, even though the government refuses that they have been doing this. The commanders of genocide are Omar-al-Bashir, and Minni Minnawi. The Janjaweed was a group of people who wanted land, and they also wanted power. The Janjaweed was supported by the government and the police couldn't help the people in danger because the police were the ones killing citizens. The Janjaweed also burned down citizens huts and forced then to go to Chad or some other place, or else their other option was death. Janjaweed are tricking young boys into fighting for the Janjaweed, the janjaweed says they won't kill their family (the family is already dead.) The janjaweed also use women’s bodies until they are no use anymore then they kill them. The Government doesn’t like the Darfurians gene or race, even though the governments are Darfurians.The Untied Nations sent Peacekeepers to Darfur but they always got killed and they didn't help out much. The United Nations stopped sending in Peacekeepers because they always got killed and we were already losing men in Iraq and we can’t afford to lose any more men. China was the first country to send Peacekeepers to Darfur, but whoever sent Peacekeepers to Darfur the Peacekeepers always got shot.

shivani said...

Darfur is in Sudan and is ruled by the same ruler. It doesn’t seem so. The north and the south are attacking each other. Actually, the north, the Nomads, are attacking the farmers, the south and the farmers are begging for help. They asked the United Nations and many other countries. But they’re still not getting as much help as they need. That’s why you need to read this blog and help.

There are about 6,000,000 people living in Darfur. Out of that, 2.5 million people’s homes have been destroyed and they’ve been forced to leave. They don’t have any food or water and are being worked against their will by the Janjaweed. The 400,000 or more people who aren’t dead go around worrying. Poor people get attacked twice a day at any time, anywhere and on a daily basis. Imagine going, everyday, am I going to be attacked now, maybe in a hour?

Right now you’re thinking who in the world started this? Why would somebody do such a thing? Well, the thing is called genocide and it means to destroy a group of people because of their community, religion, or ethnicity. The story really started out with people who wander around from place to place to look for water and food. The people, who you know as the Janjaweed moved southward because they couldn’t find any food where they lived due to global warming. The problem was, in the south, the farmers lived there. Well the nomads didn’t care. They simply harvested on the farmers crops. The farmers tried to fight back but the government joined in on the Nomad’s side. With the government suppling wepons, money and other care you could imagine what happened. The real problem is that the nomads now aren’t only here for food and water but they now like having the power to take charge and kill people and boss people around. What they don’t understand is the future and what it might be like. If we can stop their crazy need for power, maybe we could stop the crisis. Or maybe we could supply them with food. That’s the reason they came here in the first place.

There is so much more to learn about this. Please help these people live to see their home in 14 years. They’ve been going through this since 2003. It all started with a simple problem of people wanting food. Look what it’s become in 5 years and think what it’ll be like in 10. We need to stop this before that happens. Send food, money, clothes, and medical supplies.

Andrea A. / Skippin'FruityGirl said...

Austin K. asked: Do you think that if we don’t do anything that all the Black Africans will die? I think that they will all die because most of them don’t have the money to immigrate to another country so they have to stay in Africa, a poor country with no jobs to make a living out of. Some Africans sacrifice their money and most importantly their lives to go live in richer countries. We can’t let them just go off sacrificing and killing themselves for better lives. Somebody has to do something to help.

I’ve noticed that most Americans spent their spare time watching TV, getting into trouble, listening to music, etc. That just makes me wonder why they can’t give up a few minutes or hours of their time to think about how they can help those in poverty. It wouldn’t kill you if you did, but it’ll kill the people in Darfur if you didn’t.

Here’s a list of ways to help out those in need

•Pray for them
•Send them food
-clothing
-blankets
-pillows
-tents
-hats
-lotions
-hair brushes
-tooth brushes
-mirrors
-and anything else you can think off
•Write a letter to the leader and try to convince him that he is not a good leader and should change what he is doing
•Go visit them and tell them something they want to hear

Those are ways to help people out. Is that too hard to do?
Not really, so get to it!

Gina said...

Have you ever heard of Iraq? I bet you have. Have you heard of how many people have died there? A lot, but have you heard of Darfur? I bet you haven’t. How many people have died there? A lot more, in fact about 200,000-400,000 innocent people have died.
As you sit in your house and as you sit in your chair staring at your computer millions of people are dying and suffering in Darfur.
The northern people of Darfur are nomads. That means that they travel to find there food and don’t have permanent homes. The people of Southern Darfur are farmers. They stay in one place. In the north where the nomads are the land is becoming dry and desert like. So, they are running out of food. Because of this the Nomads are moving south where the farmers are. They are invading there land and taking over. The nomads are attacking and killing the farmers. They are forcing the people to move into Chad and other neighboring countries.
You’d think it’s easy to fix this problem right? Just put the nomads in jail, but the nomads are the police, they are the jail guards. The government is supporting the killing of the farmers. They even provide money and weapons for them. The way we can help Darfur is asking our government to help them, we can do so much with all the stuff we have in this country.

Rheianna92hope said...

Dear President Omar al-Bashir

Your country is in great danger. The Janjaweed militia are a huge part of your problem in Darfur. They're going around raping, beating,and killing the people who want to inform people that what is going on is wrong. Now I believe that as President you would want to make your country a wonderful place to live instead of making the people who live in your country wish they were dead or starve them to death by not providing enough jobs, food, and the necessities of life. Something needs to be done. Either you get rid of the problem in your country or I'll talk to the president of the United States of America and We'll do it ourselves for the people of Darfur's sake.

Rheianna F.,Grade 9, Philadelphia, Pa

Catherine said...

If I were to be one of those suffering people, I would definetley be terrified. I would be calling the US Army or United Nations to help me, but nooo. Peacekeepers just give them food and water, but are not at liberty to shoot or kill a Janjaweed. Just thinking about those people, death so near to them every second. These people are not armed with weapons. They have no phones, no electricity. No communication at all. Everyone there is scared to death. Imagine if you were one of these people, thinking death is a second away. Woudn't you want someone to help you?

Jasmine,New York,United States said...

There is genocide in Darfur and the world is doing nothing about it. Genocide is when people kill a group of people because of race or religion. This has been going on since September of 2003. The Janjaweed are the people who are killing the people in Darfur. Over 500,000 people have already been killed and 2,500,000 have been forced from their homes.
The Sudanese government is supporting the Janjaweed by giving them money and assistance. The government is denying that they are helping the Janjaweed and making it sound a lot less worse than it really is. Already 3.5 million people rely entirely on international aid in order to survive. We have to do something or the conflict will end itself because all the people in Darfur will be dead. We have to act now before this happens, together we can save Darfur.

WicksonSkates said...

Today,
I read the first section and decided to write about it. If I had to take a day and sit down with a Refugee, my age (15) I wouldn't know what to say besides I wish i could help more then the U.S was. If I had the chance to help out people in Chad. I feel like there is not enough help given to you guys, But then again people would say "If we give them to much help, they would expect it more." Well personally that shouldn't be the problem since they do not get much help as it is as individuals. Hopefully this violence will come to a stop.

Drewan
Maine

Thushara 5th Grade, New York said...

DARFUR!!!
There is a lot going on in Darfur, Africa right now. There is genocide going on. The Nomads (Janjaweed) from Northern Darfur and the Sudan militia is killing the southern Darfur people because they want their land and they have power to do this. This has started since February in 2003. They are capturing every one that they can. The women and girls are being used then beaten until they are dead or being killed directly. The boy kids are being forced to fight for the Nomads. Can you believe that the Government is not doing anything about this? The Goverment is only giving the Janjaweed weapons and they are saying that they do not support them. The UN was sending peace makers to Darfur but the Janjaweed is killing them. So the UN is not sending any more peace makers. Please help Darfur. They are suffering majorly. We need your help!

URL #1 target=_blank>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darfur_conflict
URL #2 http://manyvoicesdarfur.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

The Darfur Genocide



`I think that there are a few different solutions to stopping genocide in Darfur. One of them is to send in the United Nations and fight to drive the Janjaweed out of Darfur and Sudan. Another possible way is to send in everything we have got and frighten the Janjaweed army into defeat and then they will leave. We could evacuate all the good people in Darfur to different parts of Africa so that there will not be any more deaths. We could send in better food and weapons and a few people to Darfur and then the people in Darfur could defeat the Janjaweed by themselves for the most part. Another course of action would be to go directly to the leader’s dwelling and kill the Janjaweed leader and then force them to surrender. Those are some solutions tat could be used.




Greg

Anonymous said...

Save Darfur from the genocide!
By Brenna

Over in the continent Africa, there is a thing called genocide. The main place is Darfur. Darfur has had 400,000 people have died. The Janjaweed army has been the cause of them. 2.5 people have lost their homes because of it. We should disarm them they are dangerous. They are willing to kill everyone its not fair!
Save Darfur!

Anonymous said...

Darfur
From Lauren
The war in Darfur is really bad. In that case a lot of people are trying to help because the people of Darfur are dying by the minute and kids are becoming orphans. And we should help such as fundraisers sending letters to the government about what there are doing to Africa. And that not it they are only doing this because of their religion . And that’s way we need to take action.

Anonymous said...

The War of Darfur
By Jenessa
Massachusetts, USA

In the world, there are many devastating wars including the Genocide in Darfur. Altogether, we can help stop it. One way, is to raise global awareness and bring in the United Nations. Although the United Nations would help, I wouldn’t pull anyone out of another war, especially the war in Iraq. If everyone helps, the non-Arabs will be over ruled and have to stop. Four hundred thousand people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced, most of them are probably at a refugee camp. We can send them extra food, medicine, clothing, and shelter. They don’t have much of those four things and they are very important to have to live. Even if we don’t give much, it’s something and something is better than nothing. There are activities right in school that you can participate in to help, including fund raisers. You can talk to someone at school to help collect money and donate it. That way they can buy food, clothing, and clothing, or other needs that they might want. The numbers four hundred thousand and 2.5 million are rising every minute. There are many more things anyone could do to save a life besides donating or speaking their mind. It only takes one little person to make a difference in the world.

Anonymous said...

Stop Genocide in Darfur
By Noelle




Right now there is genocide going on in Darfur, Sudan in Africa. We, as the United Nations, should try to stop this killing of innocent people of Darfur who are just trying to have a life. They already don’t have half as much of the stuff that we have. Nobody should be killing anybody for the color of their skin or their religious beliefs. I don’t get why they are doing that to these people. It’s disgusting! I don’t think that they would like it if an army with so much more powers then them going around and killing their family and friends let alone bombing their villages. If they don’t care about these people they shouldn’t be allowed to run their region. I think that if we were going to do something about this genocide it could be to send the people suffering from genocide things to protect them more or we could send people to Darfur to save them and bring them into the United States. Genocide must stop!

Caitlin, 5th Grade, NY, U.S.A said...

Help Darfur
DARFUR NEEDS YOUR HELP! Darfur is located in Southern Sudan and it’s the same size as France. 6,000,000 people live in this area. 10,000 die each month from starvation, lose of homes an diseases.Over 355,00 are dying from starvation. Farmers can't get their food because as soon as they go out of the house they get killed. China is helping Darfur and high schools and middle schools are helping also. The schools are helping by raising money for the people in Darfur, this years goal is to raise 375,000 dollars by April 30th. The people who are not helping is the Government because the Government is the military who is fighting the farmers. At least they made a camp in Chad for farmers. Remember Darfur needs your help.

Anonymous said...

Darfur


In Darfur, a region in Sudan, which is located in Africa a lot of bad stuff, is happening. In Norris school people are trying to stop this. In fact a lot of schools and people are trying to stop this too!
What is happening is there is Genocide because of the people’s skin color in Darfur. They start killing people because they’re non-Arab and black people, but they don’t kill Arabs. They also start killing people because3 of their religion. I think this is really bad and I think people should start helping out. This is really a problem you should take charge of as much as you can. Get involved. If you don’t know any ways here are some. 1. Bring in United Nations. 2. Disarm the Janjaweed weapons. 3. Help refuges –food –medicine –shelter. 4. Raise global awareness and a lot more. If you know any other ways to help these poor people, then try it out. It might be really good and help a lot! 2.5 people in Darfur have been displaced, as result of the conflict. 250,000 more Darfurians have been displaced according to the United Nations Mission in Sudan. I think number four is the best solution because then people all around the world will know about this Genocide. Then people that really care can start helping out too in many different ways that I didn’t even name. They could really make a big difference in Darfur, and I’m sure that they would really appreciate it. If you know any people that aren’t concerned or know about this, then teach them that it is really bad! I’m sure that they’ll start caring too. =] So start caring and helping. Help save Darfur, and let them live happier/better/safer lives!
Those are my thoughts on saving Darfur. You might think different but I think this is the right thing to do.

Anonymous said...

Darfur

We have a problem that is not getting any better. The people of Darfur are under attack. We want the people to live their normal lives again. It would be great if people around the world would get together to bring things that could help them have another home and everything that they would need. They would need water, food, sleeping materials, a home such as maybe a big tent just for them to start if they had lost their home. This problem is very serious and it’s not just happening in Darfur it’s happening in other places too. If people where to help raise money and them and it could be for all ages so that everybody could learn about helping other people is a good thing. If we tell the kids about this and we have them get involved maybe in the future when they are our age then they could do the same thing that we are doing and get ideas and get even better one’s to add too.donate stuff then that would be awesome! They could hold a fundraiser to help This is very good because you can have fun while doing it and still know that you’re doing a good thing. Some activities that you could hold could be a bean bag toss, some pony rides, maybe a relay race, and many other things. Remember that Darfur is only one of the places that need your help right now. Also that there are people your age dieing and having to see their family being hurt and people are dieing. Helping them right now is probably a really good idea. Also even though it would be good if we helped them get their lives back together it would be even better if we could stop the Janjaweed from hurting them. This all started in 2003 and has now been going on for 5 years now and if we don’t deal with it now then they may not stop. A fundraiser is just one idea that we could do to help. When many people are working on something even one little thing can make such a great difference! The people around the world should get together now and start finding ways to help.

Anonymous said...

Darfur




In Africa, Genocide is happening in Darfur, Sudan. Genocide is the killing of people that are different color or religion. The Africans are being murdered because of their skin color. The Janjaweed army is doing most of the killing. There are many solutions to stop this. I think the best way to stop the violence and killing is to help the refuges. We could give them money and better medical supplies. We can send the food and water for the refuge camps. We could also send weapons and ammo for they can finish the fight themselves without our troops. Another good idea would be to bring in United Nations. They would try to reason with there leader to bring peace.

We should start to act now and help the Africans before more of their people are killed. The sooner we help the more lives we save.

Mike Mass

Anonymous said...

Stop Darfur!!!

The Janjaweed army must be stopped. There genocide is tearing the world apart. We should disarm them, and then take there weapons to barricade the refugees. We should then raise money to buy medicine, food and water. We should get involved because if we don’t soon there will be no Africans in the world. If we help they can final be stop or we can teach them that it is not right to kill them. That’s why they should be stopped.

By.Sarah

Anonymous said...

Genocide in Darfur
By Riley
Massachusetts,USA

In the past five years, over 400,000 people have been killed, and more than 2.5 million have fled there homes because of genocide in Darfur. One way to help the situation is to raise global awareness. If more people know about what is happening in Darfur, they will try to help too. Also, the President of Sudan and the Janjaweed army might stop there violent acts against non-Arab if the whole world knew about it. Another way to help the innocent people of Darfur is to hold fundraiser. The money made from the fundraisers could be used to help the people and families at refugee camps. Supplies could be bought for them including food and medicine. The money could also be used to make the camps safer by building some kind of wall around them, giving the people protection from the Janjaweed army. These are a couple of ways that we can help protect the people of Darfur and help them through this crucial time.

Anonymous said...

~DARFUR~
By Ashleigh
I think we should send some military soldiers down to help Darfur because they should have the same respect as everyone else in this world. It’s not fair that they are being treated this way they only wake up to cry when they cried them selves to sleep just that night. They cry because they lost brothers and sisters, mothers and daughters if someone took that away then would you feel the pain? This has been going on for way too long this needs to stop right now! They had too many loss of lives or been badly injured they are people they should be treated like people not animals. It’s disrespectful to do this! Army Janjaweed how can sleep at night when you know that you killed people I hope you are happy now? It disgusts me that people actually do that to other people just because they have different color skin and different religion. I bet if we got a bunch a people against you Janjaweed It’s a big deal to me and who knows there’s probably a million people against you what you do to Darfur people! Please Janjaweed people leave Darfur people alone!!!!

Anonymous said...

In this paragraph I will say why the genocide in Darfur should stop. The genocide in Darfur should be stopped because if you just look at how many lives have been destroyed you would be amazed. Today, March 5 2008, almost half a million people have died, and two and a half (2.5) million have a lost their houses and are now living in refugee camps. If you went to a refugee camp in Darfur, you would yet again be amazed. They live under a couple of sticks, with only a thin blanket over the few sticks. Then they sleep on a thin blanket on the ground. The Janjaweed kill men, women, children, and the elderly. A nine year old girl, named Leila, drew a picture of a woman getting shot in the face by the Janjaweed. Her house getting blown up and a tank. All of this from a nine year old girl. Leila is one of many orphans, orphans because of the genocide. The only reason why there is a genocide going on is because the traditional Africans didn’t vote for the President. The President is allowing this military group to ruin poor innocent people’s lives. No matter how mad Omar is, he shouldn’t be killing mothers’, fathers’, children and elderly as easily as her can draw a breath. I can understand how he could be mad. President Omar shouldn’t be doing this, I understand he’s the president, but no president should run a country if they will be that childish just because somebody didn’t vote for him. In this paragraph I tried to explain why nobody, no child, mother, father or elderly person should flee their house in terror, and have trouble sleeping because they constantly think that this will be their last night alive.

shivani, 5th grade, NY, USA said...

These are a few sites that I thought were really important to the help of Darfur.
http://www.hrw.org/photos/2005/darfur/drawings/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darfur_conflict

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darfur/?campaign=pbshomefeatures_1_frontlinebronourwatch_2007-11-21

and this is the wiki that Mr. Mayo made. It has tons of information about Darfur.
http://stopgenocide.wikispaces.com/Resources

Jocelyn said...

Do you remember Hitler and how he discarded many Jewish people? The same thing is going on in Darfur but, the Janjaweed army is now killing many people in the south of Darfur. Many people have died and are dying this very minute. The government claims that they aren’t siding with the Janjaweed, the government apparently is helping the Janjaweed and they gave them weapons to fight. Due to this conflict, more than 400,000 people have died.
Over 3.5 million people in Darfur rely entirely on international aide in order to survive. The Janjaweed are hurting many people and are killing the doctors, so that no one has help if they get shot or hurt. Omar al-Basher and Minni Minniwi are 2 of the commanders who are leading this horrifying conflict. This problem has been going on since July 2003 and I think that it is time to stop it!
According to a world food program, over 355,000 people in the Darfur region have been cut off from food aid. Luckily, a country decided to keep peace keepers to Darfur. Do you know what country that was? It was China! China defended Darfur polices. More than 2 million innocent people have been forced from their homes due to this problem.
The north part of Darfur, known as the nomads, is attacking the south part of Darfur. The South part of Darfur is the innocent people. They aren’t bad like the nomads. In the Southern area of Darfur, the people are farmers. In the northern area, the land there was becoming dry. The nomads unfortunately decided to go more south and take over the farming land down there. That is what’s causing this genocide.

We should try to help by donating money, food, medical items and such. Don’t just read this and ignore what’s going on, try to do something and stop this awful genocide!

zachary said...

Write an open letter to leaders in your country to make a case for government support of international efforts in Darfur



To Who may care?



We need some action on your part we not only need it we demand it! There is mass murder going on, and all our representatives of this

country are worrying about is their political careers. This cause will help you. The cause is to help the people in Darfur. I know your thinking that Darfur is a world away. But being the greatest nation in the world has some responsibility's, that comes with it, and that is to help anyone in need if we can. Raps atrouities beyond belief in this day and age. This started in February of 2003 and for 5 years we have done nothing except sit on our hands and watch them die on TV. Right now there is a estimate that 200000-400000 have died that is too many we need to act. what if one of the dead was one of your family members i bet we would not be talking right now. Because you would have demanded action. But we need to demand action for the people who can't demand it any more. There is more than 2.500,000 people displaced because of this. This is not some thing that you cannot ignore any more. People are staving to death over there while we eat lobster and steak. Do you know how hard it is to starve to death and painful? First you loss substantial fat which you body uses for energy, then when there is no fat left your body starts catabolysis which is a process that the body breaks down muscles and any other tissues in order to keep living. And by the time gets to this stage you are going to wish that some foreign nation wanted to help. In total it takes about 1-2 months depending on the person, and tiny obstarvation if they get any food a long the way. But to thing kids are dying and all were doing is trying Roger Clemens on steroid use. It's like looking at the world askew, when did it matter more with some one was juicing more that matters more than peoples lives. Isn't the children the future, right now, that is looking pretty bleak. Who know one of the 200,000- 400,000 could have found the cure for cancer or HIV or even hepatitis but we well never know,please take this time to ponder this matter you have a chance to change the world for the better, don't shut your eyes and think it is not our problem so ACT NOW.

zachary nevada 12 said...

Write an open letter to leaders in your country to make a case for government support of international efforts in Darfur



To Who may care?



We need some action on your part we not only need it we demand it! There is mass murder going on, and all our representatives of this

country are worrying about is their political careers. This cause will help you. The cause is to help the people in Darfur. I know your thinking that Darfur is a world away. But being the greatest nation in the world has some responsibility's, that comes with it, and that is to help anyone in need if we can. Raps atrouities beyond belief in this day and age. This started in February of 2003 and for 5 years we have done nothing except sit on our hands and watch them die on TV. Right now there is a estimate that 200000-400000 have died that is too many we need to act. what if one of the dead was one of your family members i bet we would not be talking right now. Because you would have demanded action. But we need to demand action for the people who can't demand it any more. There is more than 2.500,000 people displaced because of this. This is not some thing that you cannot ignore any more. People are staving to death over there while we eat lobster and steak. Do you know how hard it is to starve to death and painful? First you loss substantial fat which you body uses for energy, then when there is no fat left your body starts catabolysis which is a process that the body breaks down muscles and any other tissues in order to keep living. And by the time gets to this stage you are going to wish that some foreign nation wanted to help. In total it takes about 1-2 months depending on the person, and tiny obstarvation if they get any food a long the way. But to thing kids are dying and all were doing is trying Roger Clemens on steroid use. It's like looking at the world askew, when did it matter more with some one was juicing more that matters more than peoples lives. Isn't the children the future, right now, that is looking pretty bleak. Who know one of the 200,000- 400,000 could have found the cure for cancer or HIV or even hepatitis but we well never know,please take this time to ponder this matter you have a chance to change the world for the better, don't shut your eyes and think it is not our problem so ACT NOW.

Rohan said...

Have you heard about the Janjaweed, the crisis in Darfur, or genocide? Well, you might know what genocide is. It is when a person/group of people is trying to wipe out another group of people because of their religion, culture, beliefs, etc. You might have heard about the Holocaust, and the crisis in Darfur is just like it. It all started because the native people in northern Darfur, called Nomads, had to live there north part of the country because of the fact that the northern area is becoming a desert. You might think that it’s not a big deal but because of that fact that the Nomads land is be coming a desert they have to move to the southern part of Darfur but the farmers live in the south. So now the south is becoming overpopulated which means some of the people have to go. So the Nomads are killing all southern farmers because they want the land and water. But the Nomads also want the power of taking the land and killing people. The Sudanese government is putting all its power behind the nomads and are the people that are supplying the Nomads with weapons.

You might think that since the crisis was going on for only five years that there wasn’t much damage, but over 2.5 million people have been displaced. Along with 2.5 million being displaced, 400,000 people have been killed. More than 3.5 million people of Darfur rely on international aid in order to survive. Also 355,000 in the Darfur region have been cut off from food-aid.

Imagine that you are living in your house one day and then the next minute a person comes to your door and says I’ll kill you unless you give me your house and land. That is exactly what is happening the farmers in the south part of Darfur. You might know that people in Africa have to travel to get there water. When a man goes to get water from the well, and he is caught by the Sudanese army or the Jangaweed they are killed on the spot. If a women or girl is going to get water and they are caught, they body is used against there will and then they are killed. If a boy is caught, he will be taken to serve in the Sudanese army. Help these poor families in South Africa. You can donate money or anything else you think will help them. I can’t wait until the crisis is over and I hope it ends soon.

Anonymous said...

Just think how life would be if you couldn't even go outside without knowing that you are safe.

-Cayla D., 6th grade, VA

jordan from waverly said...

I think Darfur is a poor country. I think that they should have people donate money to their country. I think that there needs lots of help. I would help
their country by building houses for them even if their little houses so they can survive. I would also build a well so they have water so they can stay clean.

Alex H. from Michigan said...

I think Darfur has too many problems. They’re many people that are homeless and many of them are killed or they are dying from starvation. Around the world people have tried to stop the killing but the government of say they don’t need help and can take care of them self. The government say they would handle it but they have done nothing to stop the chaos in Darfur.

Monica from Waverly said...

DARFUR
It’s so sad and tragic. I only wish I could do something to change it. I can’t bear to think of somebody who is starving and half naked, when I am in a warm house with everything I need. 3.5 million people are starving to death. That is unacceptable and something NEEDS to be done, ASAP!!! And if it is me, so be IT!!

td flagstaff said...

Dear president bush,

I believe that you should help the situation in Darfur because the janja-weed is trying to take over small villages in Africa. The yare going and raping the women and killing the innocent young and old people. I fell that this is not being taken care of correctly.

No one in America is even making effort to help these innocent people. I believe that if I was president I would build more refugee camps and try and protect the borders so janja-weed cannot get in or have border patrol.

I believe that we the students should be heard and people can see what we are saying. You should take this into deep consideration.

Sincerely,
T.C.D

vt flagstaff said...

Dear Omar Al Bushir,

I’m writing to you because I think you are going wrong. This is a thing I think you should help out with not just turn your head around.

I think what is happening is a thing you should really be concerned about. I think you should be helping these people because I am sure that if this was your family, you would want someone to help your family and yourself.

These people really need help they are in a really bad stage. The girls don’t have a reason to be rapped and after that some people get killed. You don’t have to do a whole lot just to help some people. A lot of people are suffering and they aren’t even doing anything wrong.

I think us students should really be herd out on this because most of us have a really good life and we wouldn’t want to be in there place right know and we know you guys wouldn’t either. I think us student are doing more of an effort to help them.


Sincerely
V.T

Anna from Lansing,MI said...

I think that’s what’s going on in Darfur is really sad. And I think that people fight each other and about religion. Is really bed because people should just accept others for who they are. I think that the government needs to protect their people. And people that hasn't done anything to nobody had to die or be raped by men they never knew a day in their life. I think that all that stuff going on is so sad. Their should not be 400,000 people dead because of their religion. And their should not be 2.5 million people without homes. Their should not be 3.5 million people hungry. That should never happen in a country!!!

ad flagstaff said...

Dear President Omar-al basher,

I write to you because I am concerned about the issue in Darfur. I know that the problem is very dangerous and severe. I strongly believe that you should do something about it. As president of Sudan you are president to make the country better.
Darfur needs severe help so that the killing could stop. I also think that although there probably are places to run to the people hiding don’t have enough security.
Just think if you were in a situation like the one the people from Ruanda you would beg and plead for your life, and as president you should help your country.


Sincerely,
AD

Anonymous said...

Dear George W. Bush, I am writing so we can stop genocide in Darfur from going any further. An example this would be about a woman named Mariam Ibrahaim Omar. She recently buried her 21 month old son due to a high fever illness. So take the time to read this mesage and think. What if you were in a refugee camp or you lost some one dear to you. STOP GENOCIDE in Darfur.

Shanna, 6th grade, New York

valerie G; from waverly said...

The conflict in Darfur is a tragic one. The war is going on between the janjaweed and the people of darfur, just because of their differences, they can’t settle by talking or any other means so they have to kill people. The way it started was in 2003 after a rebel group began attacking government targets, saying the region was being neglected by Khartoum. That the governments oppressing black africans in favor of arabs. They have fled their villages, there just isn’t enough food or water to support everyone. Over 400,000 are dead, and theres more on the way, someone needs to do something, or the problem is going to get worse and worse, and the people are not going to stop until they get what they want. So people need to donate money or send some people in. The things that are being done are that there is 7,000 African Union troops are deployed, they say the group is too small, and they can’t afford it for much longer, they say that the fighting can only end by a deal being created, and agreed by all sides, which has yet to materialize. So there needs to be something done.<3

Allison said...

Darfur
Something is wrong in Darfur and the Government HAS to care and they don't. 6,000,000 people live there and if the Government does not do anything soon, all those 6,000,000 people will be dead and that country will be no more.

The Janjaweed, a militia group is killing the southern people in Darfur. If boys in Darfur go out for food and the Janjaweed catch them then they take them and make them a part of their army.

200 thousand people die yearly from getting killed, starve to death and have a disease. Also 2.5 million people are displaced from their homes.3.5 million depend on international aid. The Janjaweed army is located north of Sudan Africa and Darfur is south. I hope this problem can be fixed soon.

Alex J.D. (Zill) said...

I think that Darfur is a terrible thing, it hurts so many people. If we did not have the war in iraq we could send a help force and support the peace keepers. With this the to sides of violence would die down and eventually stop, but then we would need to find an acceptable peace treaty. If this all happened we could end another chapter of pain and darkness in our world.

LeAndre from Waverly said...

Darfur;

My opinion on the whole thing is that it’s wrong. Just because someone is different they shouldn’t be hurt for it. It’s ignorant and selfish. God created everyone different and people should respect that. They should look at it as an advantage.
I think something should be done before it gets uncontrollable. I mean if Janjaweed thinks they can get away with it, then other generations from now will try it and think they’re going to get away with it. Everyone should be putting their best foot forward to stop it before it turns into a second Holocaust.

Anonymous said...

If we where to sit down with a refugee,we would talk about things to get there minds off of the horible things happening in darfur. We don't think think they would want to be reminded of that.
Ella and Lilly 6th Virginia

demaur from lansing said...

I think that Darfur is a place that needs to be tamed so the killing can stop.
Because it is dumb to die over something you believe in. People are having to be homeless,starving,and dying.We need to stop it because it could eventually come to us in America. Then, the world would be even more messed up as it is. A idea I have is that we should take out the leaders in both groups so that they can make their own decision without their leader’s permission to agree on a peace treaty.

Aubrey from Waverly said...

I think that the conflict in Darfur is a very serious problem. The main problem in Darfur is that too many people are getting killed because of their religion. The results that have come in is that millions of people are being killed each day. The atrocities are people are dying from starvation, dehydration, too much heat, and they are just flat out being killed. I think that this whole situation in Darfur is wrong and the world should try and help the people of Darfur. If I could, trust me I would.

Roy from Lansing said...

I think Darfur should be stopped. Sure we have homeless people here in America, but all those people had a chance in life to work, but they didn’t take that chance. People in Sudan haven't been given a chance to have a good life. They just got attacked by their own people in their own lands. It all should be stopped before it goes on any more. All of this could lead all the way to America and then it will be our big problem in our own backyard!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of anything this horrible since the Holocaust. I wouldn't be surprised if Adolf Hitler was behind this. I wouldn't be surprised if the president of Sudan was one of Hitler's children in disguise.

by,
Ross,6th grade, Virginia

imani from waverly said...

I think that Darfur is a bad thing and the we should get involved because the U.S.A things other places don’t. The United States of America might be able to teach other countries how they should protect their people. The main problem in Darfur is that people die over war and also diseases. We (the U.S.A) might be able to help other countries get rid of diseases and get rid of war by being thoughtful or stop being so quick to judge. Darfur is a bad thing because others shouldn’t die because of a disagreement and the fact that people don’t get along because they don’t want to take the time to get to know people and just start judging that’s not okay and some countries need other countries help to get rid of things like that,that’s why we need to stop being so judgmental

kk flagstaff said...

Dear President Bashir,
I am concerned for the people in southern Darfur. Their lives are being destroyed and no one is doing anything about it. People are being killed by people from their own country and forced from their homes and villages. There are many things that you could do to help.
It is easy for the Janjawee to come into the villages and start burning them down and kill people. You could have the army standing guard for the villages, so that they could intervene if the Janjawee came to the villages. The Janjawee are also using rape as a weapon. This is very devastating for the girls and women because then they are considered unsuitable to be married. You could make a system for the women to have an escort to go get fire wood ect.
People from other countries could also help. They could help in refugee camps. Also they could help by supplying food and water to these people. Donations of school supplies, blankets and other necessities would also be helpful. When the violence is over we could also help by rebuilding their villages. We need to help these people.

Sincerely,
K.K.

dz flagstaff said...

Dear Mr. Bashir

There is a crisis happening in your Darfur and you are just sitting back like nothing is even happening. A whole life style and culture could be whipped off the earth if you don’t do something right now. Many people have already been raped and killed; you can still help, and stop this genocide and killing of black Africans.

I have a suggestion on what you could do to stop this from going on and getting any worse. I think that you should put a fence across the border and try to prevent the janjaweed from getting to the black Africans and killing them. If you cannot do that than I think that you should have solders watch the border.

I believe that it is important for the kids of America and all countries that are concerned about this genocide should be heard and paid attention to. You should help have more refuge camps and try and get volunteers to help with the refugee camps. I hope that you will try and stop this from getting worse. THANK YOU

SECIRELY, D.N.Z.

sd flagstaff said...

Dear Mr. President,

I know what is going on in Sudan and all about the janjaweed. To help I think you need to put up an electrical fence so the black Africans can live in peace without the janjaweed. The refuge camp in Chad should have guards and fences to keep the janjaweed out.
The women in Sudan should have knives to protect themselves from rape by the janjaweed. The Sudan military should patrol around the boarder to try and prevent the janjaweed from getting in.
You should set traps and ambushes along the boarder to stop the janjaweed. So that is what I think you should do to help the black Africans out.

td flagstaff said...

To: The president of Sudan

I’m writing you to say that someone needs to do something about what’s happing in your country. Genocide is taking over. Thousands of people are being killed. People are being killed right in front of there families. Unman beans are going around raping other unman beans, this need to stop.

Not only states that genocide is a crime under international law, contrary to the spirit and aims of the United Nations and condemned by the civilized world, but that at all periods of history genocide has inflicted great losses on humanity.
Determining which historical events constitute genocide and which are merely criminal or inhuman behavior is not a clear-cut matter. Furthermore, in nearly every case where accusations of genocide have circulated.
By: T.D

kf flagstaff said...

Dear Sen. John McCain,
I am writing to you about the issue in Darfur. I think that we need to address the killing that is devastating Sudan and to stop the violence. It has been going on for way to long and we need to intervene. This is an important issue to me and I hope you do something about it.
I learned about this issue in my social studies class. We watched a video on it and it was really sad. I mean they are using rape as a weapon of war. I do not think that using rape as a weapon is messed up.
We could try to raise a fund to help stop the violence and the cruel things that are happening. This would also create something for kids to do and not to bad things that are illegal. That is all I have to say and I hope you do something.

Anonymous said...

Dear George W. Bush,

Did you know that 4.5 million people have been affected by the genocide in Darfur? 3.5 million people have been tortured in unspeakable ways. 2 million people left everything they held dear and ran from the Janjaweed. 232,000 are living on the eastern border of Chad. 150,000 people have completely fled the Central African Republic. 147,000 people that live in Chad have been displaced.
The people trying to help are robbed, their vehicles hijacked, and their offices pilliged. The Sudanese government is repainting their gunships as if they are United Nations help so they can send in new troops and heavy military equipment. The President of Sudan is saying that the attacks are exaggerated or even fiction. Children are left homeless and orphans are recruited into the army.
You should help these people by sending food and and troops from Iraq to try to keep the Janjaweed under control.
Luke and Tyler,6th grade, Virginia

my Flagstaff said...

Dear Sen. McCain,


I’m writing this letter to inform you of what is going on in Darfur. The Sudanese are invading the African Americans. They’re mostly using rape as a weapon to the girls. They are separating the families apart and some families don’t get so lucky and will never meet again.

The families have to stay in refuges to be able to stay safe or they will get invaded and killed or forced out of there homes imagine us in that scene and that’s why we should bring awareness.

I would like for you to take action on this event that’s going on in Darfur. If you can bring awareness or start a fundraiser that would be awesome. Thanks for all your support and all your time you took to read this.


Sincerely, M.Y. Flagstaff ,AZ

Anonymous said...

If I could visit one of the refugee camps in Chad I would tell all the kids my age not to worry, that the U.S.A. is spreading a lot of awareness on the situation. We are setting up web sites and having blog-athons so people could learn more on whats going on in Darfur and to raise money to save the refugees. I'd also tell them that we are printing news articles to raise awarness and encourage people to get involved and try to stop the genocide. For a final statement I'd say " We know you're going through a tough time but we will stand by you. Thourgh all your pain and suffering the U.S.A. shall stand by you."

From, Ryan NY Suffern Middle School

Anonymous said...

I was born in Sudan, but I live in Virginia. I think Omar al-Bashir has a sick and twisted mind. He's a lair for saying he hasn't sent out those Janjaweed to hurt the "non-arab" Africans living in Sudan. I'm from the north, but I still don't agree with his ideas at all. So, it's not the people of the country, it's the president. I know for a fact that killing for no reason but race is absolutely aganist Islsm (which I believe is his religion). I'm just here to say thhat the people of Sudan shouldn't be hated for what the president has done.

Arwa 6th grade from Virginia

Anonymous said...

The people of Darfur have different beliefs, religions, and nationalities. I think they should know that they are all just people. They may stop fighting later on, but for now, the war goes on.Relief_Web
Julia Grade 6, NY

Anonymous said...

We've got to stop the genocide in Darfur!!! Millions are being killed!!! They need help!!! Around 232,000 are living as refuges along the border!!! Around 2,000,000 people have been forced to flee thier homes!!! 200,000 to 400,000 black Africans have been killed!!! We should send the troops from Iraq to guard the Africans in Darfur. They need help!!!

Jonathan, 6th grade, Virginia

Mi said...

I really don't think that the U.S or any other countries should help Darfur because they are the ones who started it. Why should we stick our nose into someone else's bussiness?!? Not only that, we would be losing many lives for the sake of another country, too!

They also already signed a peace document and and broke the contract soon after that... doesn't that proove that we can't trust them? If they are smart enough, the war wouldn't have gone on for so long.

Thai Co 6th grade, Virginia

Anonymous said...

To response #1
Sitting down with a person from Darfur would be the hardest thing I'd ever have to do in my life. I wouldn't know how to tell them 200,000 of them are dead and 2.2 million are homeless or displaced. I couldn't tell them how the government of Sudan won't permit the United Nations inside of the country to bring them food, health care or water. I wouldn't be able to bring myself to say the little food being brought to them is supplied 85% by the United States. And, I definately couldn't say how the Janjaweed are killing so many others like them off. I could try to explain that if the each of the countries in the United Nation supplied 1 or 2 thousand men from the Army we could possibly save them, but I wouldn't be able to get it all out. I just couldn't tell them that when I asked around that no one knew what I was talking about or how some of us could try harder, much harder. I could not say anything to them. I could give them a tissue to cry all their pain in for the loss of family or the pain of sickness, I could not do anymore than that though.
Justine, Sixth Grade, New York.

Anonymous said...

Lots of people in Darfur are dying because of poverty and wars. They are beginning to lose all hope that their protectors can keep them safe. You see if these people are worried thentheir blood chemistry could change, this could lead to their immune system changing. Then they may get sick and not be able to fight the sickness. This would not be good because, for one, they would have a more likely chance of dying, and two, if everyone is sick then no one will be able to fight in war. I know that we can't exacly stop war completly, but we can donate money, clothes, and food to help these people live their hard and painful lives.
We can make a difference and these people are in deep need of help, so just think... YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE! Meghan,
6th grade, New York

Anonymous said...

Hi if I were to sit down with a person in a refugee camp in Chad I would know exactly what to say. I would say "I am so so sorry!!" If you can imagine what these kids have to go through, it is just horrific. It is just not fair!! These kids have just as many rights as we do! If the president has enough of a sick and twisted mind to say that his government has nothing to do with the attacks. When everybody else knows it is his government that armed the Janjaweed, and told the Janjaweed to attack these villages. And going into these innocent peoples houses and killing and raping them. It is just not fair!! Just think if you were sitting in your house, with your Mom and Dad and Brothers and Sisters laughing and having a good time. How would you feel if some random person came in and told you to get down on the ground, then shot you?! Killing your parents, raping your sister and recruiting your brother?! You were also raped. How would you feel? Alone? Cold? Hungry? Thirsty? Un-happy? Hurt (phisically and emotionally)? Think about it. Take about 5 minutes of your time and really think about it.

Kaia and Michelle, Virginia, 6th Grade

al flagstaff said...

Dear Sen. McCain,


The problems in Sudan are very serious. These are some of the main problems the people are dealing with today. Men are being shot and killed. Young girls are being captured and “hurt.” All these innocent people are being killed, hurt, or tortured for no apparent reason. This was just some of the problems.
People in the villages had lived happy normal lives in Sudan. Then that all changed. Men called the Janjaweed came and wanted to make the people their slaves. So the people didn’t let that happen so the Janjaweed came and hurt young girls and killed the men. They burnt down their homes and their lands with their crops. Most the people found some of their belongings they stashed when they heard the Janjaweed were coming. They are know trying to live there lives and run away from the Janjaweed
These people had to run away and protect themselves. Most of the kids are being taught in school so they don’t have to worry about the lives and the things they saw before they left Sudan. The families that survived try to fix the problems they have to face. They have to start their lives over. But some people don’t have anything, nothing to eat, or to sleep on. They need your help. We should all help. I hope this letter will get you to help these people.
sincerely,A.L

Anonymous said...

We also agree with Sara from Nevada. Think about all of the refugees, there life is miserable. When you go home to your computer or Ipod or any electronic, there is a kid your age dying from starvation and or crying in the corner because the Janjaweed killed there parents. Also what Sara said about this project not being needed if something was being done about it is completely true, we totally agree. People say that something is being done and is that they are fine, but they're not. Why won't anyone help?
This is really depressing having to learn about kids, who are suffering so much. When we're just sitting here infront on the computer just fine. Trying to imagine what it's like to be them.
Lauren,6th grade, VA
and Sibonay,6th grade, VA

Anonymous said...

Why must this genocide coninue? If people continue this genocide, the innocent people will continue to get injured, hurt, killed, ect. More than 500,000 innocent people have been injured, hurt, or killed. HELP the innocent people! STOP the genocide!

Thomas, 6th Grade, New York

Anonymous said...

If I was going to talk to a refugee my age from Darfur, i would tell them how there are lots of kids our age that are trying to spread awareness about their situation. There are adults trying to get food to the refugees in Chad. There are articles on the internet about this genocide. Honestly, I think most people aren't trying hard enough to help. If people tried hard enough then there wouldn't be any problems in Darfur, and the Sudanese government isn't helping.
Alex, New York, Suffern Middle School

Anonymous said...

Dear Joy,

I somewhat agree with what you said about boycotting the Olympics, but it isn't nescesarilly China's responsibility to help Darfur. Sure, it would help, and they need people to help. Helping is the right thing to do, but it isn't a responsibility. It's sort of like when you're rushing to a class, and you see someone in the hallway drop their books. It's very nice to help them, sure. But you shouldn't nesscesarily be considered a bad person for not helping them. You will be considered a nicer person if you help, but they won't really think less of you. I still agree that we should help, but the time we would spend time protesting the Olympics, we could be helping them. We don't have a lot of time to waste. We need to act now, or never.

-Lizzie 6th grade Virginia

Anonymous said...

If I were to visit a refugee camp in Chad and talk to someone, I would say that what's happening in Darfur is horrible!! I don't know what we're doing now to help but I know we're trying. I think that we could and should start a fundraiser and raise money to get Darfur better health care.I think our country should donate some food,medical supplies, and clean water. If we can't get the people out of the refugee camps then we should make them as comfortable as possible!! Since the militia is still on the loose we could give the refugee camps stuff to defend themselves with. Genocide is a terrible thing and it has to be stopped.The people in Darfur didn't do anything to deserve this horrible fate!!!

From, Emily,Grade 6,NY

Anonymous said...

The gencoide in Darfur is crazy we have to do somthing about this if we don't even send them some supplies or people if we don't do that then the war or genocide will get much worse
Nick and Niko,6th grade,Virgina

Anonymous said...

I think that people in the US and the UN should raise money to help buy stuff and supplies for people over in Darfur. Since the war has been going on people have been hurt and killed. I think we should try and stop the war over there.

Jamie,6th grade,VA

Thomas said...

There is something wrong going on in Darfur. It makes me feel disappointed that the people in the Janjaweed army are killing people in their own country. The amazing thing is that government is supporting the Janjaweed. So if the southerners call the police, which they can not do because they do not have electricity, they would be calling the people that are attacking them.

Did you know that over 200,000 people a year die from starvation, disease and violence because of the Janjaweed? Also 2.5 million people displaced from their homes. Did you know 3.5 million people depend on international aid for health care? The commanders are Lbrahim Khalil, Ahmed Diraige, Omar al-Bashir, Minni Minnawi.

WE NEED TO SEND IN TROUPS TO STOP IT.

Anonymous said...

I think that Steaven Spieldberg was right to resign from the olimpics because that is right.

Jack from VA

Anonymous said...

There already have been too many deaths and there will probably be more to come...We have to do something. Many of us live very relaxed lives, but there are still those who don't, and still there are those who want to make a difference.
Groups like UNICEF try, and will make a difference. They put their lives on the line to help those in need.

Danny, 6th Grade, New York

Thomas said...

There is something wrong going on in Darfur. It makes me feel disappointed that the people in the Janjaweed army are killing people in their own country. The amazing thing is that government is supporting the Janjaweed. So if the southerners call the police, which they can not do because they do not have electricity, they would be calling the people that are attacking them.

Did you know that over 200,000 people a year die from starvation, disease and violence because of the Janjaweed? Also 2.5 million people displaced from their homes. Did you know 3.5 million people depend on international aid for health care? The commanders are Lbrahim Khalil, Ahmed Diraige, Omar al-Bashir, Minni Minnawi.

WE NEED TO SEND IN TROUPS TO STOP IT.

Anonymous said...

Dear Joy,
I agree with you, you have a very good point. China should help Darfur.
-Anamika 6th grade, Virginia

Anonymous said...

Cayla I so agree with you. Darfur is totally like that!!! I also love your name!


-From Kayla

Rachel W from Waverly said...

The conflict in Darfur is disturbing to me. I feel like this is something that should be in the history books, not current newspapers. Discriminating based on race and religion is childish. Everyone needs to tolerate everyone and value people's lives. No one deserves to die because of how they look or what they believe in. It's dumb. I'm getting tired of reading about this kind of thing. The conflict that's going on in Darfur needs to end. Genocide needs to be a word of the past.

Rachel H from Waverly said...

Everyone has the responsibility of helping those people in Darfur. It's as simple as just telling others what you know. Nothing like this should ever happen and other people should prevent it. I don't know why people have to fight about race or religion but when people do, everyone around them suffer. I thought discrimination was gone a long time ago, but I guess not. The government in Darfur should stop this, but they sit back and still believe nothing is wrong and they can handle it themselves.

Jaime R from Waverly said...

I think what's going on in Darfur is really horrible. There needs to be something done to react against the atrocities. In Darfur, 400,000 people have died so far. A lot of people have gone hungry and homeless. Darfur is really horrible because it's over some religious differences. This violence must be stopped.

Nicolette from Waverly said...

From what I've read and learned about Darfur, I think it would be a scary place to live in. For example, people getting raped and people dying from diseases and starvation. That's pretty scary. Darfur wouldn't be a peaceful place to live, especially having the Janjaweed purposely attqacking you. Just thinking about what people are going through in Darfur makes me appreciate where I live.

cw flagstaff said...

Dear Omar al-Bashir,
I think what you people are doing to the darfurs is very wrong. The darfur people have to sleep in tents and mud houses, tents under trees and thsts not good at all. Then the women get raped and other stuff to. So i think it is a bad situation that needs to be handeleld in a profesinal manner.

Rachel said...

If I could sit down with a refugee in Chad that was my age, I would tell them that there are many people in America who believe that people in the Darfur race should be free. I would also tell them that all people were created equally, so the people who were persecuting them have no right to do it.
Rachel in Colorado
Darfur bog on GKN

Jack said...

If I could go to Chad and sit down and talk to a refugee my age I would tell them how I want to help them all and make it so that one day there will be no such thing as refugee. I think all people should be able to live freely without being stuck in one country.
Jack in Colorado
Chad

GC flagstaff said...

Dear Sen. McCain,

What I think about the genocide in Darfur is getting worse everyday. The janjaweed are now crossing borders into Chad and burning cities. More and more innocent people are dieing everyday cause nobody is doing anything.
Darfur is becoming bigger and bader because nobody is stopping them. They are destroying lives of little children by making them fear every night. Women are getting raped and torchered in deadly conflicts. Why aren’t we doing anything.
We need to step in and fight for the world we live in. it has gotten so worse that people are blaming and hating us because we aren’t doing anything. They need are help badly. We will save so many innocent lives and gain a good friendship. The janjaweed are not going to stop. We need to stop the genocide.

Steven from Nevada said...

In the presence of a refugee from Chad, I would have no idea what to say. As an American we have been blessed with freedoms that allow us to say whatever we want to whomever we want, protection from military groups, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing we wouldn't allow anything like this happen in America.

After four years, 400,000 deaths, millions of lives destroyed, and the unforgivable lack of help from the United Nations; Darfur is Rwanda and Bosnia all over again! These events are truly disheartening. Countries like China that are funding this genocide must be stopped. Without the combined force of the U.N. the travesty in Darfur will not come to an end.

With that said I would probably try to explain to the refugee what IS being done to help get the attention of the United States and United Nations. Celebrities, actors, and even musicians are doing whatever they can to spread awareness on Darfur. It isn't just America's stars that are trying to spread awareness; America's youth is trying just as hard. Schools have arranged call ins; calling the White House asking for assistance in Darfur, some have even gone on a national tour showing their presentation about Darfur.

Not enough is being done to help the refugees in Darfur! I will state it again; although spreading awareness is a nice sentiment, unless the U.N. listens to the cries of outrage and despair from Darfur, nothing will change.

Steven, 12th Grade, Nevada

A.E Flagstaff said...

Dear Sen. Mcain,

Have you been informed about the troubles in Sudan. Sudan struggles with GENOCIDE. It’s also been spilling over in Chad, Chad has called for HELP, but none have came to aid this STRUGGLING nation. I ask you to aid (help) these people of need. It is estimated that over 200,000 have DIED, this is nothing compared to Rwanda but we must stop it before it gets out of control and bleeds through Africa. “Doctors With Out Boarders” have helped them but we need more. We also need to STRENGHTEN Chad’s boarders its 400 miles of no military to stop the Sudan government from SLAUGHTERING thousands of Africans
I beg you to help these people to get rid of genocide to live up to what America said “NEVER AGAIN” please help change people’s lives

Sincerely
A.E.

A.B. Flagstaff said...

Dear Sen. McCain,

This letter is about the crisis in Darfur, Africa. I learned about this at my school MEMS in Flagstaff, AZ. I think the USA should step in and help.
So many kids are dieing in Darfur and them and there families need help. My idea is that USA goes into Darfur, Africa and provides: medicine, food, clothes, and safety. That is 1 country, but the Janjaweed have horses and better weapons; which gives them the advantage to killing the Sudanese.
As a conclusion I think we need to get some USA soldiers to Darfur and help get things less crazy with the Janjaweed killing. Even though that is a whole different country; the USA should help this not be like Rwanda which had over 1,000,000 people killed.

JQ flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,

In my time of attending Mount Elden Middle School my social studies teacher Ms. Laufenberg taught us about the genocides in Africa. Now you may be aware of the genocide in the Darfur region that is currently going on. It may seem that an eighth grader may not be the best source for information, but I know most of the bads in the world and I’ve come up with some solutions I believe can help.
Now I may not know every little detail about the conflict, but I think I know enough. Such as, militias of armed men called the “Janjaweed” terrorize villages in the Darfur region. Also that the militia is starting to move toward the Chad and Sudan border which is putting more lives at risk.
I think that instead of helping cleaning wounds we stop the wounds from happening. But not in a violent way if we send in peacekeepers or treaties it might just stop the violence. Now remember the Holocaust or the Rwandan genocide at the end of those horrific events the world said, “Never again”, but it has happened again and we need to get together and stop the violence and say, “Never again”, but keep that promise. Although I am young and somewhat ill-experienced I believe the U.S. and other countries need to help out the Sudan and Chad region.

Sincerely,
J.Q.

cw flagstaff said...

Dear Senator Kyle,
I think what you are doing to the Darfur’s is very wrong. I think it’s terrible because the people have to sleep in mud huts, tents or even in the ground or o the ground. Then the women get treated really badly to because the get raped and other stuff to. Then you people are just killing the Darfur’s it’s like you don’t even car if they die.

Then the Darfur’s have a really hard time finding medicine. So if the are really sick they don’t have no medicine to help there illness. You people don’t even care to if they have no medicine. So a lot of the Darfur’s get HIV, AIDS, or other bad diseases that they can’t help because they don’t have any medicine.

The Jimenez basically kill/slotted the Sudanese tribes. The would full out machine guns and just walk up and started firing ant the people. It wouldn’t matter if you were a girl or boy or any age they would kill you.

KW Flagstaff said...

Dear senator Kyl,

I am writing to you because of the issues in Sudan there is mass killings going on there, so many killings in fact it is considered genocide. The victims of this genocide are the Sudanese people; the people that are killing are the Janjaweed. Over 500,000
People have died and that rate is going up every day. Here is what I think we should do to help the people of Sudan.
I don’t think we should send humanitarian aids because there is already people from the U.S. in war and other places in the world far from there families and if more people go to help it will in the that number. Now I don’t think we should do nothing to so here is one thing I think we should do is we can send in supplies like toothbrushes shampoo and other hygienic supplies. We can also send blankets and food as reports say people are very low on food and shelter.
Those are the things I think we should do to help the Sudanese people.
One other thing we can do as a country is try and talk the Janjaweed people out of the genocide and try to teach them that every one is equal no madder skin color, religion, or any other things that may cause controversy between people. Thank you for your time


Sincerely,
K.W.

kw flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,

Senator McCain, there is a very serious crisis happening in Darfur, Sudan that you may or may not know about. This isn’t about disease or just something that is major, but minor in this case. This letter is to inform you about the deaths by raping, shootings, and more that are happening at this very moment in Darfur.
Many innocent men and women are dying in Darfur right now, because of what they believe in. Millions are dying just because they are a certain gender. If men step out of their houses they get killed by grenades or guns. When women go to gather food or wood for their families, they get pulled into a circle of men that just start raping them. After the raping, the men mark the girls or women by biting or shooting them. The men make sure that if they shoot the girls, they don’t kill them. Marking the women show other people or men that that girl has been raped. Some families that get away from shootings or burnings walk around 70 miles to try to get to a “safe place”. They don’t know that a couple days later the “Janjaweed” would attack again. The Janjaweed is the name of the men that do the killings and rapings. About a month ago two sisters were walking together, a ten year old and a 21 year old. On their way back home from gathering food, they say many men on horseback. The older sister hid the ten year old as fast as she could. The Janjaweed found the older sister, but luckily not the ten year old. The 21 year old was raped and killed.
So, as you can see, this is a very severe and serious situation going on. No one has yet to help. The only ones that are hearing are the ones that care. Are you listening and hearing? I know I am. You can make a change in this world. Why not start now?

DS flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,

The reason I am writing you is because of the people in Darfur! I think that if we help we could make a change for the better. Since you have the power you could help me and my class do what needs to be done. I learned about this from my Social Studies teacher Diana Laufenberg, she is really pressing the issue.
One thing that I know is the Sudanese Militia is doing there best to stop the janjaweed. The Sudanese people are trying there best to hide themselves from the janjaweed. The Sudanese women are rape victims every day they go into the bush to get wood for fires and they come back with a bite on them indicating they were raped. The men if they go out they are attacked and killed this is horrible.
I also want to mention the American Doctors they are helping out with badly hurt and injured Sudanese. The doctors and every one who is helping is a big impact, I just hope this whole thing will stop soon. Thanks for reading this letter and for your time.
Sincerely,
DS

ctt flagstaff said...

Dear, Mr. President of Sudan

I’m a student at MEMS in flagstaff AZ.I think that you should try to use the surrounding to hunt or protect yourself. Or maybe you can hunt animals for the skin and use the skin to kill the Janjaweed .
I also think you should try to get the women to learn how to protect themselves against rape. And teach the children to use bows & arrows, spears, and other things to help the women.
I also think you should try to bargain with the Janjaweed . And maybe sign a contract to show the bargain that was made with the Janjaweed .
Well those are my ideas about how to stop this from happening again. Thank you for reading this.

Thank you,
CTT

jcdv flagstaff said...

Dear Senator, Mcain

I learned about what is going on in Sudan. By a video clip that was displayed in our classroom through the internet. In our Social studies class, the other day. And what I sall was very disturbing.
All those inncint people getting murdered for no good reason the destruction of there homes, towns. Just because the believe they are better than them. Just because there form different racies, culters religions. They believe that even though they look alike the Sudanese are not as good as the Jejune. They think it is ok to kill kids, mothers, fathers and orders.
I believe every one who can help should help. What other message do people want they are asking for help they can’t control this murdering no more. If this continues this is just a other Rwanda.

jv flagstaff said...

Dear senior Mc Cain,
I am writing this to inform you about the killing and rapes in Darfur, Sudan. I was hoping that you could take time out of your busy life to read my letter. In Darfur they are raping girls and killing men. They are burning their homes down to the ground. The jejune people are being forced to walk to a different town just to get help for there pain.
Mc Cain you should go help them, because they need clothes, shoes, water, and also food. We have the resources that they need so we should go and give it to the jejune people. It you help them then one day they will help you. We are learning about them in social studies. It really would help them a lot.

Thank you
J.V.

AH, Flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,
I am writing to you about the problems in Darfur. I believe that what they are doing is wrong in so many ways they are raping women, and killing men. The Sudanese militia and the janjaweed are attacking the Sudanese people in the Darfur region. This is causing the Sudanese people to flood into Chad.
I believe that that we need to get into this because that what they are doing is very wrong in many ways. They have now called this problem genocide that is a big step for us to say that. If we are to just stand here and do nothing then this will never end. We need to step in and give them our support rather than sitting in the back seat we need to be in the driver seat.
I have found out about this problem in Darfur by watching CNN news. At first I did not care but as it went on I said this is not right we need to help and I believe that you should to.



Sincerely,
AH

Janet from Nevada said...

Dear George W. Bush,

It has been recently brought to my attention of the horrible acts occuring in Darfur. I just stated a huge problem because many people here in America and around the world know little or nothing about the events taking place in Darfur, when it has been going on for years. Mass killings, rape, and unbelievable torture are occuring in Darfur. This would not be tolerated here in America, so why has this been going on for this long? The fact that innocent children and families are being displaced and degraded is unacceptable and needs change to happen not starting in a week, or month, but today! We need to do all we can and whatever we can to stop this because if we are the "land of the free", then how can we sit by and watch others suffer who are not free? Let's make the year 2008 a year that goes down in history; let's stop the war in Darfur and start creating peace around the world!

Janet grade 12, Nevada

JQ flagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,

In my time of attending Mount Elden Middle School my social studies teacher Ms. Laufenberg taught us about the genocides in Africa. Now you may be aware of the genocide in the Darfur region that is currently going on. It may seem that an eighth grader may not be the best source for information, but I know most of the bads in the world and I’ve come up with some solutions I believe can help.
Now I may not know every little detail about the conflict, but I think I know enough. Such as, militias of armed men called the “Janjaweed” terrorize villages in the Darfur region. Also that the militia is starting to move toward the Chad and Sudan border which is putting more lives at risk.
I think that instead of helping cleaning wounds we stop the wounds from happening. But not in a violent way if we send in peacekeepers or treaties it might just stop the violence. Now remember the Holocaust or the Rwandan genocide at the end of those horrific events the world said, “Never again”, but it has happened again and we need to get together and stop the violence and say, “Never again”, but keep that promise. Although I am young and somewhat ill-experienced I believe the U.S. and other countries need to help out the Sudan and Chad region.

Sincerely,
J.Q.

mkflagstaff said...

Dear Senator McCain,

What I’ve learned about the crisis in Darfur, Africa is that 2,000 people have been killed by people called the Janjaweed. They have crossed the border illegally. They attack the African tribes; also 200,000 people have fled from their homes. A woman fled with her three children, she was bare foot and the children were on horse back and they fled for forty miles in the hot desert sun! Many people have fled this way. All these people have been suffering very badly.

A man is working in an emergency room helping wounded people. He is living far from his home just to help this hurt people. I think what we could do to help, could be that we would send over doctors to work and help the people just like this man is doing. We could also make more hospitals so we could help them all at once instead of one at a time. Also maybe we could talk to the government of Sudan and explain to them what is going on in Darfur.

The Sudan government should be trying to stop the illegal crossing of the border. They also should be helping the hurt and stopping the Janjaweed from hurting those and more people. Maybe we could also talk to him about that too.

Think about this, and talk about this conflict with the government. See what they think we should do.
Sincerely,
M.K.

pb flagstaff said...

Dear, Sen. McCain


I am writing you to tell you what we should be doing for the genocide in the Darfur region. I learned about genocide in my Social Studies class and feel that we should do something to help the people from the Darfur region. I know that genocide is based on racial hatred. Down below is some reasons what we should do to help.

I believe that we should send nurses, doctors, and some of the military to keep the victims safe from harm. We should also send them, provisions such as food, water, clothes toys and shelter for the victims of this cruel genocide. We should also send them school supplies such as paper, text books, pencils and chalk. Below is one last reason what we should do help.

I also encourage that we get the government to get involved to help the victims. By getting the government, involved I mean have them send money to the victims. We should also get healthcare for the victims. PLEASE!!! Take deep consider into this letter.


Sincerely,
P. B.

bw flagstaff said...

Dear Sender Kyl,
I’m writing to you because of what is going on in Darfur, Africa. I think we have to help out the people that we live around. That’s what our nation does for other nations. The U.S. said that we would never let genocides happen like Rwanda, Africa. There were over one million people that got killed in the Rwanda genocides. Think we need to help what needs to be fixed right then and there.
The Janjaweeds are trying to killing the Sudanese militia. All the Sudanese are being forced over to Chad. The Janaweeds do not think that the Sudanese aren’t worthy enough for their land. The Janjweeds are burning everything the Sudanese have so people have tried to save some of their stuff. They are in need of our help. We need to help them.

Olivia from Earth said...

Dear Mister president, next time you decide to meddle in the affairs of a foreign country; try stopping yourself from messing up governments in unfriendly middle eastern nations, and try to stop genocide in 3rd world countries. Remember Iran, when we meddled with their government, but hey, history repeats itself. We don't have to use military force, but by Geneva war code, we have to interfere.

Elizabeth said...

Replying to Olivia From Earth:
If we try to meddle in 3rd world countries I think we should have a reason. Such as in Iraq when we went in because they had "weapons of mass destructions," but then we should get out when we are done, or in this case, when we found out there were no nuclear weapons. But in this Genocide in Darfur. I don't think we should go in, but I think we should help somehow. We shouldn't have to be the "Police of the world." We could do something like help fund the United Nations, cause they were "made" to keep peace in the world, right?

Anonymous said...

Reply to Olivia from Earth:
Even if we do interfere with 3rd world countries, I think we should have a very, very good reason. Like in Iraq I think we should have gotten out after we proved they had no "Weapons of mass destructions." But in Darfur, I think we should help, but we shouldn't go into it with troops. We shouldn't have to be the "world police." The United Nations should do something. We could support them. Cause isn't the United Nations supposed to be the "peace keepers?"

cd flagstaff said...

Dear president of Sudan,
I have been watching the news lately and iv seen what’s going on over in Darfur. I think that you as a president need to stop the killing and raping in Darfur. The main people doing this are the Janjaweed and the Sudanese Militia.
They enjoy doing all this killing to people. When they rape someone they bit them as a symbol of a victim. They call all the black people slaves. They burn the villages, for fun.
I would be really happy, and so would millions of people, if you took this letter into consideration. They are doing very bad stuff over in Darfur and you could, and should stop it!!!

cw flagstaff said...

Dear President of Sudan,

I have been watching the news lately and I have seen what has been going on there in Sudan, the things that are going on there I really think you should do something. So I think that it is time for you to do something about it. I may have a couple of suggestions that you might be able to consider or make ideas of them.
First I think that you can stop this madness you shouldn’t be afraid of anyone you have the power to make laws and other differences that can help the people in Sudan for example I really think that you need to do something about this raping incidences. I mean there are woman that are scared to go behind bushes and getting food are scared because they have been raped. And women that get raped can’t have a husband because of all the rapes that are going on in Sudan and help those inacent women being raped every day.
Second I think that we can really help with supporting those being raped and the rappers if we can donate some money to you guys you will be able to create a better security system that can warn of alert someone of doing something bad. That way the little girls don’t have to experience a rap or have that happen to them at such a young age.
Third I’m hearing that little kids at the age of 12 or younger watching while the Janjaweed has murdered their parents and than they are orphans which you should know about that happening often I think that the kids would really enjoy growing up with their families instead of them worrying everyday about their families.
Now these suggestions are only a couple of what has been happening in Sudan and I think that it is about that time to change these things and incidents so together we can so help those who still have a chance of living a happy life.

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