Facts Versus Fiction is a campaign dedicated to providing factual information about the ongoing genocide in Darfur. Faced with a lack of media coverage, academic research, and investigations about Darfur the past two years, we took it upon ourselves to collect data about what is happening on the ground. Our team analyzed credible news publications and contacted trustworthy sources from villages and International Displacement Person (IDP) camps. With this information, we have been creating a series of reports that document violent incidents against civilians.
Our goal is to expose the lies that have been circulated since late 2016 by the Sudanese government and some American and international political leaders, who have stated that there is peace in Darfur. This misinformation is an attempt to water down the urgency of the situation and inhibit international intervention – from humanitarian assistance to bringing perpetrators to justice.
The facts show that the genocide in Darfur is still ongoing, now in its 18th year. There are over 4 million people still living in displacement or refugee camps. In the meantime, the mastermind behind the genocide, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, remains free in spite of an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC).