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Sudan

Sudan

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10/09/08 1
 Sudan
“Save Darfur”
Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea,between Egypt and Eritrea.
 Area:total:
2,505,810 sq km
land:
2.376 million sqkm
water:
129,810 sq kmArea in comparison:slightly more than one-quarter the size of theUS
 
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Introduction
Responding to a rebellion in 2003, the regime of SudanesePresident Omar Al-Bashir and its allied militia, known asthe Janjaweed, launched a campaign of destructionagainst the civilian population of ethnic groups identifiedwith the rebels. They wiped out entire villages, destroyedfood and water supplies, stole livestock and murdered,tortured and raped civilians. Millions have fled their homesand live in dangerous camps in Darfur. Violence continuestoday. The fate of the Darfur people depends onestablishing a lasting peace in all of Sudan and in theregion.
 
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Population
The popluation of Sudan is a wapping40,218,456 people. Most of thispopulation are children under the age of fifteen.
Population Density: 14km
 
Percent of population:
 
Urban: 40%Rural: 60%
Total fertility rate4.5Infant deaths per 1,000 live births67Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births450Girls aged 20–24marriedby age 18 (%)27HIV/AIDSprevalence (%)1.6

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