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The Darfur Genocide is an ongoing conflict in the Darfur region of Western Sudan, mainly between the Janjaweed, a militia group recruited from local Arab tribes, and the non-Arab peoples of the region. The Sudanese government, while publicly denying that it supports the Janjaweed, is providing arms and assistance and has participated in joint attacks with the group. The conflict began in February 2003.
While a recent British Parliamentary Report estimates that over 300,000 people have already died , the United Nations estimates that 180,000 have died in the past eighteen months of the conflict . More than 1.8 million people had been displaced from their homes. Two hundred thousand have fled to neighboring Chad.