Save Darfur: Anna Chalk
General Topic: Persuade people about helping Darfur
Specific Topic: Persuade people about helping Darfur by donating money, making your voice heard, and be aware.
Attention-getting device: 400,000 people have died. 2.3 million people have fled their homes and communities and now live in IDP’s. 200,000 are now living in refugee camps in neighboring Chad. How many more will die before this genocide stops? Who knows. II.
Signifgant statement: The citizens of Darfur have been dealing with this genocide crisis since 2003 and it doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. III.
Quotation: According to savedarfur.org accessed on June 28, 2007, “After decades of neglect, drought, oppression and small-scale conflicts in Darfur, two rebel groups – the Sudanese Liberation Army/Movement (SLA/M) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) – mounted a challenge to Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir”. IV.
Thesis: The conflict in Darfur is a serious problem mirroring the same aspects of the Holocaust that needs to be stopped as soon as possible. V.
I will first discuss what is happening in Darfur, then what caused this genocide to happen, and what you can do to help without going to Darfur.
The Darfur conflict is a crisis occuring in the Darfur section of western Sudan between two groups causing havoc to the citizens of this nation. a.
According to their.org accessed on June 28 2007, “Darfur is roughly the size of Texas, where violent conflict has driven more than 2 million people from their homes.” i.
That means if this genocide was happening in Texas, it would only be a few states away from us and rapidly spreading towards us. ii.
Because of the size of Darfur, the conflict is causing the fighting to exceed into Sudan’s neighboring country Chad. iii.
With the expansion of the conflict this shows that the problem is not getting better but getting worse. b.
There are two major groups that are...
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