On 23 July 2004 the US Congress unanimously declared ongoing atrocities in Darfur to be genocide.
On 14 July 2011 the Doha Document for Peace was signed by the government of Sudan and the Liberation and Justice Movement – an umbrella group of rebel splinter factions – in Doha, Qatar.
On 12 July 2010 the International Criminal Court (ICC) charged the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with three counts of genocide committed during the conflict in Darfur on three African tribes – Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa.
On 9 July 2011 South Sudan achieved independence as a nation state after a six-year peace process.
On 24 June 1900, Raphael Lemkin – the man who coined the word ‘genocide’ – was born. Lemkin was deeply saddened by massacres of the past and was affected by genocide himself when his own family were murdered during the Holocaust. He dedicated his life to getting genocide officially recognised as a crime by nations across the world.
Each year on 20 June, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. This day recognises and celebrates the contribution of refugees to society across the world.
Refugee week takes place every year around World Refugee Day on 20 June, and celebrates the contributions of refugees to the UK.
On 4 March 2009, an arrest warrant was issued for the then President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on five charges of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes for his role in the Genocide in Darfur.
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust commissioned a special project entitled Moving Portraits. This is a collection of five photographs of genocide survivors, with each individual featured holding an object that holds significance to them.