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 sq km water: 129,810 sq km Area in comparison: slightly more than one-quarter the size of the US
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Introduction
Responding to a rebellion in 2003, the regime of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and its allied militia, known as the Janjaweed, launched a campaign of destruction against the civilian population of ethnic groups identified with the rebels. They wiped out entire villages, destroyed food and water supplies, stole livestock and murdered, tortured and raped civilians. Millions have fled their homes and live in dangerous camps in Darfur. Violence continues today. The fate of the Darfur people depends on establishing a lasting peace in all of Sudan and in the region.
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Population

Total fertility rate 4.5 Infant deaths per 1,000 live births 67 Maternal deaths per 100,000 live births 450 Girls aged 20–24 married by age 18 (%) 27 HIV/AIDS prevalence (%) 10/09/08 1.6

The popluation of Sudan is a wapping 40,218,456 people. Most of this population are children under the age of fifteen. Population Density: 14km

Percent of population:
Urban: 40% Rural: 60%

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Percent of Population

Urban: 40% Rural: 60%

Both within Sudan and among the international community, it was commonly thought that with an average population density of nine people per square kilometer, population density was not a major problem. This assumption failed to take into consideration that much of Sudan was uninhabitable and its people were unevenly distributed, with about 33 percent of the 10/09/08 nation's population occupying 7 percent of the

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Percent of Arable Land
The percent of arable land is 6.78%.  Perm crops: 0.17%  Others: 93.05%

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Average Income

Per 18 and 40 percent of the population lives below poverty. In southern Sudan, 85% of the population has an annual average income of $160.00, and 93% live on less than one dollar per day.

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Labor Force

Agriculture: 86% Industrial: less than 10%
Labor force:7.415 million (1996 est.)
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Life Expectancy
Male: 49.38 years  Female: 51.23 years

Total population: 50.28 years
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Per 1000 People…
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Births: 34.31 Deaths: 13.64 Infant Mortality Rate: 86.98 Deaths Male: 87.09 Deaths Female: 86.86 Deaths

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Causes Of Overpopulation
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Poverty Unavailability of family planning Poor education


Consequences:
Hunger, desperately poor, only 7% of the land is capable of supporting agriculture, over farming and over grazing are producing chronic drought, which can cause a massive famine.
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Solutions
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Women’s empowerment Family planning Birth control Education Sterilization Nature

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Controversial Solution
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U.S.A takes action: Some people think that our country should worry about our economy and stay out of other troubled nations. Others believe that we can help one nation at a time and should try and make a difference in lives around the world.
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