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    1. Is it a genocide?
    2. How can I help?
    3. What is divestment?
    4. Shouldn't African countries be involved?
    5. Is the Darfur Association a nonprofit organization?

    Is it a genocide?

    The Sudanese Government's campaign to eliminate Darfuri civilians is undoubtedly genocide. There is overwhelming evidence to support this claim under the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. We wait for the United Nations to recognize that genocide is taking place in Sudan. (Clashes between the rebels of Darfur and the Government of Sudan can be described as civil war. Both a genocide and a civil war are taking place in Darfur.)

    How can I help?

    The Darfur Association accepts interns and volunteers. Additionally, donations are always needed and appreciated. Other options are listed under the "ACT" tab at the top of this page. And for more ways to get involved, feel free to visit the Save Darfur Coalition.

    What is divestment?

    A divestment campaign is an economic boycott. It sends a political message of disapproval, puts economic pressure on leaders to compromise, and prevents our money from funding acts which we consider atrocious. Divestment was widely used against the apartheid regime in South Africa. To learn more about the Divest Sudan movement, click here.

    Shouldn't African countries be involved?

    Yes, the current peacekeeping operation in Darfur is led by the United Nations and African Union jointly. Nigeria, among other African states, has been a leader in the struggle to bring peace to the region, providing many of the security forces.

    Is the Darfur Association a nonprofit organization?

    Yes, the Darfur Association in the USA has been a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 2006. Donations are tax-deductible.

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