The Dehumanization of Sudanese Children during Civil Wars: The Conceptual Border between the Developed and Underdeveloped World
The civil wars in Sudan have been going on for decades, pitting the government against various rebel groups. The war has been fought over power, oil, and other resources. As a result, many innocent civilians have been killed, wounded, or displaced. One group of civilians that has been particularly affected by the conflict are Sudanese children. During the war, Sudanese children have been used as soldiers, forced to flee their homes, and suffer from various forms of abuse. This essay will discuss the dehumanization of Sudanese children during the civil wars and the conceptual border between the developed and underdeveloped world.
2. The Dehumanization of Sudanese Children during Civil Wars
– The lost boys of Sudan
– The use of child soldiers
During the civil wars in Sudan, many children have been forced to flee their homes. One group of these children, known as the lost boys of Sudan, has received international attention. The lost boys are a group of over 20,000 boys who were displaced or orphaned during the war. They have journeyed hundreds or even thousands of miles on foot in search of safety. Many of them have died along the way from starvation, disease, or violence. The ones who have survived face a difficult future. Most of them do not have any family members left alive and do not know how to support themselves.
In addition to being forced to flee their homes, Sudanese children have also been used as soldiers in the conflict. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 child soldiers in Sudan. These children are often abducted from their homes or orphanages and taken to training camps. There they are given weapons and forced to fight in the war. Many of them are killed or wounded in battle. Others suffer from PTSD and other psychological problems as a result of their experiences. The use of child soldiers is a violation of human rights and international law.
3. The Conceptual Border between the Developed and Underdeveloped World
– The perspective of developed countries
– The perspective of underdeveloped countries
The civil war in Sudan is just one example of the conflict that exists between the developed and underdeveloped world. From the perspective of developed countries, the conflict is due to the fact that underdeveloped countries are not using their resources properly. They believe that if underdeveloped countries would just develop their economies and use their resources wisely, then there would be no need for conflict. However, from the perspective of underdeveloped countries, the conflict is due to the fact that developed countries are exploiting them for their resources. They believe that developed countries are not doing enough to help them develop their economies and improve their standard of living. As a result, they are forced to fight for their survival.
4. China and the arms trade
China is one of the biggest suppliers of arms to Sudan. In fact, China is one of the biggest suppliers of arms to any country in Africa. China supplies arms to African countries for two reasons: first, because it needs raw materials like oil from these countries; and second, because it wants to increase its influence in Africa. China’s involvement in the arms trade has made it difficult for there to be peace in Sudan and other African countries where it is supplying arms.
5. Taxes and development
– US development assistance
– Other developed countries’ development assistance
One of the biggest problems facing underdeveloped countries is that they do not have enough money to develop their economies. This is because developed countries have placed taxes on the exports of underdeveloped countries. These taxes make it difficult for underdeveloped countries to sell their products in developed countries. As a result, they have less money to invest in their own development. In addition, developed countries often give development assistance to underdeveloped countries. However, this assistance is often tied to certain conditions that are difficult for underdeveloped countries to meet. For example, developed countries may require underdeveloped countries to privatize their industries or reduce their tariffs. As a result, underdeveloped countries are often unable to use this assistance to develop their economies.
6. The consumption habits of developed countries
– Natural resources
– The sacrificed population
The consumption habits of developed countries are also a contributing factor to the conflict between the developed and underdeveloped world. Developed countries consume a lot of natural resources, such as oil. This consumption creates a demand for these resources, which drives up the prices. This makes it difficult for underdeveloped countries to afford these resources, leading to conflict. In addition, the consumption habits of developed countries often require the sacrifice of a population in underdeveloped countries. For example, the production of coffee requires the use of child labor in many developing countries. This means that the children in these countries are forced to work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions. As a result, they are at risk of injury, illness, and even death.
The civil war in Sudan is just one example of the many conflicts that exist between the developed and underdeveloped world. These conflicts are caused by a number of factors, including the exploitation of underdeveloped countries by developed countries, the arms trade, and the consumption habits of developed countries. The only way to resolve these conflicts is to address the underlying causes. This will require a commitment from both developed and underdeveloped countries to improve the lives of people in both groups.