Jan Grarup | Darfur | A Climate Conflict

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Jan Grarup | Darfur | A Climate Conflict

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Darfur: A Climate Conflict

Since 2003 at least 300,000 people have died in Darfur, Sudan, the victims of fighting, slaughter, starvation, malnutrition and disease. Two to three million people have been forced from their homes to wander a landscape withered by drought. Widely seen as a genocide perpetrated by the Janjaweed, armed partisans from the mostly Afro-Arab herding tribes in the north, upon the non-Muslim Fur, Zaghawa and Masalit farmers, the fighting in Darfur is about scarcity as much as ethnicity. As U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon told The Washington Post, the conflict in Darfur “grew at least in part from desertification, ecological degradation and a scarcity of resources, foremost among them water.”

About Jan Grarup:

0f085d1c2aDenmark, 1968 – Over the last 20 years, Jan has traveled the world documenting many of the defining moments of history. From the fall of the communist regime in Romania to the occupation of Iraq, he has covered numerous wars and conflicts, including the genocide in Rwanda. Jan has documented daily life on both sides of the intifada with his stories “The boys from Ramallah” and “The boys from Hebron”. In 2006 he published the book Shadowland. His forthcoming book, Darfur: A Silent Genocide, will be published end 2009 by Trolley. Jan is a recipient of numerous awards and resides in Copenhagen.

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