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War and Slavery in Sudan

My daughter opened my eyes  to this topic or should I say reopened my eyes. Like so many of  us I fell victim to my own plight of daily everyday living. Taking for granted that the problems I encounter daily was a precedence and nothing else mattered. We are in the year 2013, who is thinking about slavery, I mean didn’t slavery end hundreds  of years ago?

Think again, what has and is going on today in Sudan/Darfur shook my world and I feel compelled to tell this story. Something has to be done to keep a bright light shinning on the inhumane condition that impacts the lives of the people in Sudan.

Did you know since the genocide began over 10 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed (directly or indirectly)  in what could be called the worst  humanitarian crisis in the 21st century.

This is the first time the U.S. has ever declared genocide while the genocide was still happening.

Modern Day Slavery In Sudan

Slavery Still Exist In Africa – The Origins of the African Slave Trade

Slavery has always been part of Sudan’s history, but in recent years it has become a new means in Sudanese warfare. Since 1995 the John Eibner of the Swiss organisation Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has been buying the freedom of about 25,000 slaves for only U$ 50,- per person. These slaves are mainly women and children, captured as war-booty by armed forces of the Government of Sudan.

Genocide and Slavery in Sudan

Antislaverygroup. “Francis Bok: Story of an Escaped Slave from Sudan.” YouTube. YouTube, 13 July 2007. Web. 06 May 2012.

It costs CSI $109 to help emancipate a slave and provide him or her with essential humanitarian aid. For nearly a decade, CSI paid 50,000 Sudanese pounds for the liberation and return of a slave. In local terms, that is the purchase price of two goats.  In U.S. currency the value has ranged over the years between $50 and $35.  At the present time, CSI does not exchange cash for slaves. Instead, we make cattle vaccine available to slave-owning cattle camp Arabs. – See more at: http://csi-usa.org/slave_liberation.html#sthash.ytSPZRxu.dpufIt costs CSI $109 to help emancipate a slave and provide him or her with essential humanitarian aid. For nearly a decade, CSI paid 50,000 Sudanese pounds for the liberation and return of a slave. In local terms, that is the purchase price of two goats.  In U.S. currency the value has ranged over the years between $50 and $35.  At the present time, CSI does not exchange cash for slaves. Instead, we make cattle vaccine available to slave-owning cattle camp Arabs. – See more at: http://csi-usa.org/slave_liberation.html#sthash.ytSPZRxu.dpuf
200,000 women and children have been enslaved since 1983. In addition to those captured in slave raids, slave children are born in bondage to slave women. In 2008, a member of the Sudanese Parliament in Khartoum estimated that at least 35,000 were still enslaved in the borderland of Northern and Southern Sudan. – See more at: http://csi-usa.org/slave_liberation.html#sthash.ytSPZRxu.dpuf200,000 women and children have been enslaved since 1983. In addition to those captured in slave raids, slave children are born in bondage to slave women. In 2008, a member of the Sudanese Parliament in Khartoum estimated that at least 35,000 were still enslaved in the borderland of Northern and Southern Sudan. – See more at: http://csi-usa.org/slave_liberation.html#sthash.ytSPZRxu.dpuf200,000 women and children have been enslaved since 1983. In addition to those captured in slave raids, slave children are born in bondage to slave women. In 2008, a member of the Sudanese Parliament in Khartoum estimated that at least 35,000 were still enslaved in the borderland of Northern and Southern Sudan. – See more at: http://csi-usa.org/slave_liberation.html#sthash.ytSPZRxu.dpuf200,000 women and children have been enslaved since 1983. In addition to those captured in slave raids, slave children are born in bondage to slave women. In 2008, a member of the Sudanese Parliament in Khartoum estimated that at least 35,000 were still enslaved in the borderland of Northern and Southern Sudan. – See more at: http://csi-usa.org/slave_liberation.html#sthash.ytSPZRxu.dpuf200,000 women and children have been enslaved since 1983. In addition to those captured in slave raids, slave children are born in bondage to slave women. In 2008, a member of the Sudanese Parliament in Khartoum estimated that at least 35,000 were still enslaved in the borderland of Northern and Southern Sudan. – See more at: http://csi-usa.org/slave_liberation.html#sthash.ytSPZRxu.dpuf200,000 women and children have been enslaved since 1983. In addition to those captured in slave raids, slave children are born in bondage to slave women. In 2008, a member of the Sudanese Parliament in Khartoum estimated that at least 35,000 were still enslaved in the borderland of Northern and Southern Sudan. – See more at: http://csi-usa.org/slave_liberation.html#sthash.ytSPZRxu.dpuf

SudanTimeline

http://www.crawfurd.dk/africa/sudan_timeline.htm

To understand the series of events led to the current condition a time line overview of big and small events to expose the history of Sudan.

What Price Has To Be Paid For Glory? A peace treaty in 2005 put an end to the slave raids, and paved the way for the south to become an independent country in 2011.  However, the treaty provided no way home for those already enslaved.

No one knows for sure how many Sudanese are affected and no official reports are available, but it is estimated that over 200,000  men, women and children have been enslaved since 1983. Sudanese officials  estimated that at least 35,000 are still enslaved in the borderland of Northern and Southern Sudan.

In closing I leave you with this “What is our role to  ensure that our brothers and sisters in Sudan are treated with the same human dignity and worth the citizens around the world take for granted”.
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