The Darfur Crisis Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

The Darfur Crisis
An analysis of the conflict in Darfur and the international community's lack of intervention.
# 117517 | 1,693 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 07, 2009 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , International Relations (General)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


The paper provides the background to the ongoing conflict in Darfur that has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in the region and the world. The paper explores the regional effects of this violence and discrimination and the worldwide response. The paper discusses how the international community has not been willing to come to the aid of a citizenry being killed by their own government and have become diverted by the debate of whether or not genocide is being perpetrated. The paper notes the weakness of the United Nations and points out that although the United States attempted to take a lead in the intervention for the citizens of Darfur, when the Bush administration was in power, the U.S. lost credibility in the international community. The paper concludes that major reconstruction is needed to restore the people's livelihoods and abilities to raise their families in any kind of peace and comfort.

Regional Effects
Worldwide Effects

From the Paper:

"The conflict in Darfur is a result of preferential treatment of Arabs in the region and simultaneous oppression of the more populous non-Arabs at the periphery, areas that have historically been slave hunting grounds. Higher status has been given to Muslim, Arabic-speaking and Arab descended individuals ever since British control, partially due to the greater natural resources available in the lands where the Arabs resided near the Nile River. [Deng]
"Non-Arab rebel groups make up the governmental opposition. The main two organizations are the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM). They are from three black African tribes who are primarily engaged in agriculture. On the other side of the conflict is an Arab militia group called the Janjaweed. The Arabs in Darfur are mostly semi-nomadic livestock herders, although intermarriages have narrowed the physical and occupational differences of the two types of Darfur citizens."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Deng, F. M. (n.d.) "The Darfur Crisis In Context." Retrieved on March 28, 2008 from
  • Straus, S. January, 2005. "Darfur and the Genocide Debate." Foreign Affairs. Retrieved on March 28, 2008 from
  • Young, H; Osman, A. M.; Aklilu, Y.; Dale, R.; Badri, B.; and Fuddle, A.J.A. June, 2005. "Darfur - Livelihoods Under Siege" Feinstein International Famine Center, Tufts University. Medford, MA, USA. Retrieved on March 28, 2008 from
  • Elham Nakhlawi. March, 2008. "Sudanese president: Media 'exaggerating' Darfur conflict." Retrieved on March 2008 from
  • Edith M. Lederer. March, 2008. Is Death Estimate for Darfur Too Low? Retrieved on March 2008 from

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

The Darfur Crisis (2009, December 07) Retrieved December 08, 2023, from

MLA Format

"The Darfur Crisis" 07 December 2009. Web. 08 December. 2023. <>