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Exacerbated Humanitarian Crises: Sudan, Turkey and Syria

SOUTH SUDAN - A NEW CIVIL WAR // TURKEY - SUSPICIOUS ACTIONS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS // SYRIA - ISIS'S IDEOLOGY OF RAPE
Exacerbated Humanitarian Crises: Sudan, Turkey and Syria

A New Civil War in Sudan

SOUTH SUDAN - A NEW CIVIL WAR
Juba - Only two days after the failed peace negotiations in Sudan, gunmen killed South Sudan reporter Peter Julius Moi by shooting him twice in the back in Juba. He is the seventh journalist to be killed this year in South Sudan, where a civil war is ongoing. His murder occurred days after President Salva Kiir threatened to kill reporters "working against the country."

The current civil war began in December 2014, only 9 years after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement. This agreement meant to end the Sudanese conflict that had lasted half a century and in which 1.5 million people are thought to have lost their lives and more than four million were displaced.

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The films WE WERE REBELS and A HAUNTING HISTORY give a strong insight into the contemporary history of Sudan. While WE WERE REBELS tells the story of a former child soldier, A HAUNTING HISTORY shows how an engaged Sudanese lawyer wants to help rebuild his country but is challenged by the outbreak of the newest civil war.



 

 

TURKEY - SUSPICIOUS ACTIONS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS
A month ago, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, facing both the lack of popularity of his party and renewed hostilities with Kurds, has resolved to persecute the militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). As a result, jails are filling with militants, forests are being burnt and food stocks destroyed to curb the power of the PKK in the country.

Read more about the current situation in Turkey...

The film BAKUR was censored by the Turkish government during the 2015 International Film Festival in Istanbul.  The documentary shows the day-to-day life in the mountains of Kurdistan seen through the eyes of the Kurdish fighters. The film ISTANBUL UNITED tells the story of three Ultra Fan Clubs of the foremost football clubs in Istanbul, which have been known for violent clashes, uniting for a common cause for the first time ever: the protests to protect Gezi Park.

 

 

SYRIA - ISIS'S IDEOLOGY OF RAPE
Systematic rape is becoming an increasingly powerful recruiting tool for Isis. Islamic fighters have abducted thousands of Yezidi women and have also taken several Western hostages, as in the case of American Citizen Kayla Müller, who was kidnapped in 2013 in Syria, later held captive by the Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and reported dead earlier this year. 

According to Kurdistan officials, ISIS forces took several thousand Yezidi civilians into custody in northern Iraq in August 2014. Witnesses said that fighters systematically separated young women and adolescent girls from their families and other captives and moved them from one location to another inside Iraq and Syria.
Read more about the current situation of women under ISIS terror...
Angelina Jolie's film IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY won the Cinema for Peace Most Valuable Movie of the Year Award in 2014 and honors the plight of female victims of the 1991-95 Bosnian war. The Film THE UNCONDEMNED tells the story of a mismatched group of underdog lawyers went after rape as an international war crime for the first time in Rwanda in 1997.

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