The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)
"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"
Human Rights Introduction
Ongoing The Darfur Conflict
There are various estimates on the number of human casualties, ranging from under twenty thousand to several hundred thousand dead, from either direct combat, or from starvation and disease caused by the conflict. There have also been mass displacements and coercive migrations, forcing millions into refugee camps and creating a large humanitarian crisis.
The Sudanese government and the JEM signed a ceasefire agreement in February 2010, with a tentative agreement to pursue further peace talks. The JEM has the most to gain, and could attain semi-autonomy. However, talks have been disrupted by accusations that the Sudanese army launched raids and air strikes against a village, violating the agreement. The JEM has said they will boycott further negotiations.