For many years now since former President Bush’s last few days in office, the United States of America has been actively participating and sending aid into Darfur to help with its recovery. The war in the Darfur region of Sudan started in February 2003 between the Sudanese government and the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A), as well as with the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) group. The war lasted a little more than seven years and took hundreds of thousands of Darfurian lives. Millions of people have been left homeless because of the conflict, and the United Nations have named Darfur to be one of the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian crises.
The United States is one of the countries who offered help to recover Darfur. The U.S. government has tried to help by sending troops and airlift vehicles to Darfur, and driven campaigns to intervene and stop the genocide in Western Sudan’s Darfur region. The Darfur Peace Agreement was finally signed in 2011 but the Darfurian Referandum was scheduled to be held on July 2012.