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Burning Homes

Village in Darfur on fire.

Source: Waging Peace Darfuri Children's Drawings.  Village burning after being bombed.

Homes were bombed by airplanes to compound the destruction done to villages. This cleansing was very systematic; with no home to go back to, villagers were exposed under the hot sun, causing them to die slowly from thirst and heat.

In many African communities, arson is regarded as a way of telling a family that they are not welcome in that community. This extensive burning pushed many black-African families out of their homeland and that land was taken over by people from the Arabized tribes.

Air attack on a village in Darfur.

Source: Waging Peace Darfuri Children's Drawings. Homes burning after an attack.


Apart from bombing the villages using airplanes, rocket-propelled grenades were also utilized in an attempt to destroy each and every house in the village.