In 2003, a rebellion in Darfur occurred, causing the regime of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and its allied militia, the Janjaweed, to campaign for the destruction of the civilian population of different ethnic groups that were associated with rebels. The Sudanese government has wiped out entire villages and has destroyed food and water supplies. At this very moment, the militia is participating in the murder, torture, and rape of children. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been taken because of all the violence al-Bashir has caused. Civilians are fleeing their home in hope of safety in the African country of Chad, living as refugees. At least 400,000 people have been killed in this genocide and more than 2.5 million have been forced out of their homes. These refugees still face starvation, disease, and rape in the refugee camps, and the people still living in Darfur risk the possibility of torture, death, and displacement. Recognizing the need, SaveDarfur is an organization that is dedicated to finding an end to the genocide. A few goals of SaveDarfur are to end violence against civilians, to facilitate adequate and unhindered humanitarian aid, to establish conditions for the safe and voluntary return of displaced people to their homes, and to hold perpetrators accountable. Their mission statement is, “We stand together and unite our voices to raise public awareness and mobilize a massive response to the atrocities in Sudan's western region of Darfur.” SaveDarfur uses outreach and public education to pressure government representatives and Congress members in the United States and in the UN to help end the crisis. SaveDarfur is unique because it focuses on political leaders to end the crisis in Darfur instead of temporary solutions.