2007 Photo Contest, General News, 2nd prize

Jan Grarup

Politiken / Newsweek

18 November, 2006

Displaced people wait for food distribution near the village of Habile. Attacks by the Janjaweed, an Arab militia said to be backed by the Sudanese government, spread from the Darfur region of Sudan across the border to Chad. Janjaweed on horseback burnt the villages of black African farmers on both sides of the border, killing and raping inhabitants in a pattern of ethnic violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands.

About the photographer

Jan Grarup

Grarup’s work reflects his belief in photojournalism’s role as an instrument of witness and memory to incite change, and the necessity of telling the stories of people who are re...

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