Disturbing videos have emerged showing atrocities committed against African ethnic groups in Darfur, including mass killings, burning down of villages, and widespread sexual violence. The videos show scenes of extreme violence, with some showing burning villages and dead bodies scattered over burned grounds. In some videos, men and women can be seen being executed, either with guns or knives. Other videos show discriminating acts against the African population, such as the blocking of access to clean water and food. The videos have been met with strong condemnation from humanitarian organizations around the world, and have been used as evidence to raise global awareness about the ongoing conflict in Darfur and to urge countries to take action.