At the age of nine, Simon Deng, a member of the Shilluk tribe in southern Sudan, was abducted and given as a gift to an Arab family. His job was to draw water from the Nile River and carry it back to the household, work typically assisted by camels.
Approximately 30 Yeshiva University students made up the largest student contingent at a protest against China’s ongoing arms sales to the Sudanese government outside the Chinese Mission to the United Nations on Sept. 24.
More than 200 Yeshiva University students were among the more than 20,000 people who attended a rally in New York City’s Central Park on Sept. 17 to protest the genocide taking place in Darfur, Sudan.
The crisis in Darfur, Sudan, was the focus of a panel discussion at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on Oct. 26, 2004.