Published: Thursday, April 12, 2007
For about four years, armed Sudanese forces and militias, with the backing of the country's government, have been fighting two main rebel groups, which has led to the targeting of civilian populations and certain ethnic groups. Some results of the conflict:
Hundreds of rural villages have been burned and destroyed.
An estimated 400,000 people have been killed, and thousands of women and girls have been sexually assaulted.
More than 2.5 million civilians have had to flee their homes, and many live in refugee camps in neighboring Chad.
More than 3.5 million people are totally reliant on international aid for survival.
Despite a May 2006 peace agreement between the government and one faction of rebels, violence has escalated.
Source: Save Darfur Coalition