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Denied Access to Water Sources

Abducting women who have gone to fetch water in Darfur.

Source: Waging Peace Darfuri Children's Drawings. Civilians being denied access to a water source.

One of the methods used to try and annihilate civilians was for the attackers to deny them access to water sources. This tactic was intended to make civilians die slowly and painfully. It was also torture for the entire community, so the civilians often gave in to the demands of the attackers.