As a result to all the attacks, there were thousands of dead bodies scattered across the land and tossed into wells. The bodies tossed into the wells led to the contamination of a majority of Darfur’s water supple and desertification of the area. Access to water is highly needed in Sudan currently, but the country has already became neglected. Due to the ongoing violence, rape has also been seen as a weapon to attack the women and children. There has also been numerous reports of girls under the age of ten to women over seventy being raped by attackers.
They highlighted that the Rwanda Patriotic front(RFP) had the support of international community and they threatened to overthrow the Hutu regime. This led to the genocide. Approximately ¾ of the Rwanda domestic Tutsi population were killed in 100 days. The Tutsi rebels defeated the Hutu and gained power, but their population was devastated. The author mentions five characteristic common in all genocides.
Millions and millions of innocent people were massacred for, what appears to be, nothing. The Rwandan genocide is one the most memorable and savage. One million faultless Rwandans slaughtered, like animals, in one hundred days. The Hutu-government of Rwanda was lead by the ruthless , Jean-Paul Akayesu.
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, racial, religious or national group that has brought many losses for human population through the whole history of the world. First cases of genocide had such reasons as territorial, competing and religious arguments. For instance, one of the first genocides is thought to be the Roman destruction of Carthage in 146 BCE that occurred due to religious reason and the competitiveness of these two superpowers. The history has seen many cases of genocide, but this social problem especially spread worldwide during the twentieth century which was even claimed to be the “century of genocide”.
Causes and Effects of the Rwandan Genocide Introduction Wikipedia defines Genocide as the “systematic destruction of all or a significant part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group”. During one of humanity 's darkest periods, a tragedy that spanned one hundred short days, triggered in April 1994 and summarily ended in July of the same year witnessed the senseless eradication of approximately eight hundred thousand of the minority Tutsi tribe’s men, women and children, all citizens of Rwanda. Class distinction is cited as one of the main reasons for this genocide, the Hutu majority mistrusted the Tutsi minority who were seen as elite members of society. This distinction became more pronounced shortly after World War One when the Belgians assumed control of Rwanda.
The Great Famine was a tragedy which devastated Ireland, forcing hunger to take on a new form. Hunger and starvation became the emblem of Ireland and deaths became second nature. From the 1870s onwards, Bengal in India, whom were also under rule of the British Empire,
North Korea Famine – 1994 Introduction : The word famine brings into mind a general lack of access to food and an unusual life threatening hunger. One of the most recent occurrences of a famine is seen in North Korea during the 1990’s. It faced one of the most disastrous famines of human history where millions of people died due to starvation and other hunger related diseases. The socio-political situation of along with the environmental conditions has only compounded the effects.
World War II is said to be the worst conflict in human history. About fifty to eighty million people died all together. There were concentration camps run by the Germans and there were essentially two wars raging. The two wars were the war in Europe and the war in the Pacific, which was Japan against the United States. World War II went on for six years and would destroy more land and property around the world and kill more people than any other war before.
A Setup for Failure Before the earthquake, Haiti was already experiencing extreme poverty and lack of leadership (Bruno, N.d.). Less than half of the countries population had access to clean water and even more didn’t have access to properly sanitized amenities (Lichtenberger et al./2010). Only half of the country had been immunized against diseases such as tetanus and diphtheria (Lichtenberger et al./2011). Haiti also had the highest rates of mortality for children under the age of five (DesRoches et al./2011). The unstable government and lack of preparation for such an event led to Haitians facing even worst crisis’s later.
The Rwandan genocide,also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a enormous slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by followers of the Hutu common government. An estimated more than 800,000 Rwandans were murdered during the 100-day from April 7 -July 1994. The genocide and well-known extermination of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi supported and heavily armed Rwandan patriotic front (RPF) took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became
RJ Kloecker Ms. Underhill Persuasive Essay 12 December 2016 Persuasive Essay Have you ever wondered what it was like during the time of the Holocaust? Well, if so then your question might just be answered. I believe that the time of the Holocaust was horrible and should not be repeated; however there is a possibility for that to happen. First, the United States is in the middle of a war with ISIS and that could possibly lead to another Holocaust that we will ignore; second, the conflicts between North Korea and United States, and finally Sudanese refugees are stepping into dangerous waters because not everybody is happy with them coming into the United States and other countries.