When did Darfur is Dying happen?
Darfur is Dying happened in 2006.
Darfur is one of the largest human rights atrocities of modern times, it's kind of like asking why the Holocaust mattered. Nazi Germany was "ethnically cleansed" of Jews, in a very similar way, Darfur is being "ethnically cleansed." People are dying in refugee camps because of disease and lack of food and clean water. Girls as young as 13 are having children out of rape. Normal everyday civilians are being murdered, terrorized, separated from their…
The conflict is very complex, but the basic information is the following: African Christians and Animists in the Darfur region of Sudan were relentlessly attacked, raped, and butchered by the Arab Janjaweed militias in a systematic way and were endorsed by the government of Sudan to engage in this behavior.
Sudan is a large country in northern Africa, and has boundaries with (clockwise from the north): Egypt; the Red Sea; Eritrea; Ethiopia Kenya; Uganda; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Central African Republic; Chad; and Libya. Dafur is a region in the west of Sudan and consists of three federal states: Gharb Darfur (West Darfur); Shamal Darfur (North Darfur); and Jannub Darfur (South Darfur).