When the Holocaust ended more than 60 years ago, the world said "Never again." Yet crimes against humanity continue. As an activist and author of Night, Elie Wiesel has fought against some of humanity's most horrific acts in Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.
Voices on Genocide Prevention
How can you lend your voice to help stop genocide around the world? Education is the first step. Visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's website and listen to Voices on Genocide Prevention podcasts.
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In Sudan's Darfur region, human history repeats itself. The Janjaweed militia, an Arabic group supported by the Sudanese government, is systematically murdering the region's black tribes.
In 1994, the world stood by again as another genocide exploded in Africa. For 100 blood-soaked days, Rwanda's Hutu majority systematically slaughtered 800,000 minority Tutsis.
Since the late 1980s, the government of Uganda has been engaged in a brutal civil fighting against a rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army—or LRA—that abducts children and tortures them into soldiers.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Since the mid-1990s, the Congo has been a war-torn nation. The country's most recent conflict stems from a struggle for resources and power. Four million people have already been massacred, and every day, rape is used as a vicious weapon against women.
Published on January 01, 2006