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The Darfur Humanitarian Crisis
This quiz will help familiarize you with the humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region.
What was the Darfur region of western Sudan named after?
The arabic word "darfur" meaning stove or furnace
A tribe of people called the Fur tribe
A British explorer named William Darfur
The Fur river running through the region
The Darfur crisis in western Sudan began as a result of tribal warfare between two black African tribes, the Fur tribe and the Zaghawa tribe.
Which United Nations representative was forced to leave Sudan in October, 2006 because of comments made about the Sudanese Army?
John R. Bolton
What is the nickname given to the Nomadic Arabs who are said to be responsible for the torturing and killing of innocent tribal Africans in the Darfur region?
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There is much speculation as to how many people died as a direct result of the Darfur conflict. What figure do most Non-governmental organizations use when calculating the total number of deaths?
In May 2006 the Joint Equality Movement (JEM), one of the main rebel groups in Darfur, signed a peace deal with the Government of Sudan. As a result the rebel group split in two causing the pro-government side and the pro-rebel side to fight against each other.
What is the name of the volcanic mountainous region in the center of Darfur, Sudan?
Most of the black Africans in the Darfur region are Christian, which is another reason why there is conflict between their tribes and the nomadic Arabs.
When the fighting in Darfur began in 2003, the locals moved into IDP (Internationally Displaced Persons) camps to avoid the fighting and seek aid. According to the registration taken, about how many people received aid in Darfur’s largest camp in from 2003 to 2005?
If there is a crowd of children in a Darfur camp screaming "Kawaja, kawaja!" what is there in the center of the crowd?
A white person
A water hole
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