Fragments of Darfur : Two Years in the Field as a UN Photographer

By (author) Nektarios, Markogiannis

The war in Darfur, which has been controversially termed as 'genocide', is still ongoing, alongside a tardy peace negotiation process, which began back in 2010. Around 300,000 people are estimated to have died from the combined effects of war, hunger and disease. Darfur is inhabited by tribes of both African and Arab lineage. Both groups had co-existed for centuries, however, as a result of the increasing desertification of the region in the 1970s and 1980s, the nomadic Arab tribes began to head south in search of water and grazing land. They soon arrived at the settle-ments of the Africans. Skirmishes followed, though the fighting was small in scale and ended in 1994. The conflict resumed in 2003, when African rebel groups under the banner of the Darfur Liberation Front responded to the neglect and marginalization of their communities by initiating attacks. The Sudan government replied with major land and air assaults. By the summer of 2003 the infamous Janjaweed had become involved. By Spring 2004, they had killed several thousand non-arabs and an estimated million more had been driven from their homes. Yet it was not until more than 100,000 refugees, pursued by Janjaweed militia, escaped to neighbouring Chad that the conflict captured the attention of an international audience.

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書名 Fragments of Darfur : Two Years in the Field as a UN Photographer
著作者等 Nektarios, Markogiannis
書名別名 Two Years in the Field as a UN Photographer
出版元 Dewi Lewis Publishing
刊行年月 2013.05.09
ページ数 96p
大きさ H210 x W280
ISBN 9781907893292
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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