Refugees

Responding to Threats of Genocide TODAY - http://www.ushmm.org/conscience/
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosts a site about modern day genocide, acts committed with the intent to destroy, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group. Current features are the Balkans, Chechnya, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Of the six things you can do to help prevent genocide suggested at this site, the top is to stay informed.

The Triumph of Evil - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/evil/
What happened in Rawanda in 1994 and why didn’t the West do anything to stop the genocide? Read the cable that warned of the killing and see how the United Nations (UN) responded. Get a timeline of the measures taken by both the United States and the UN and discover how recent losses in Somalia helped shape the policy on Rawanda. Explore the participants’ stories and hear the experts’ opinions on the events. Read one writer’s thoughts on the Rawandan genocide and decide for yourself what actions should have been taken. 33 Million

People Uprooted by War - http://www.refugeecamp.org/home/
Estimates say that over 42 million people worldwide have been displaced from their homes by war and violence. This website will bring you along on the journey of a refugee.What are your rights? How will you find shelter, food, and water? How would you handle this traumatic experience?

Darfur is Dying - http://www.darfurisdying.com/
This game puts you in the shoes of a Darfurian refuge. Explore the world that these refugees live in as you perform everyday tasks in hoping that you will live to see the next day. Hopefully this game will help you sympathize with the many refugees that are located there.

Do Something - http://www.dosomething.org/
Are you interested in community service or making a difference? If so, this is a fantastic website worth checking out! The website features ideas and suggestions for volunteer work and projects, offers news about current human rights issues and natural disasters, and provides a forum for communicating with other volunteers. Visit the website and start making a difference today!