Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
JUBA, South Sudan -- Except for a few early risers, Yida refugee camp in Unity State, South Sudan was sleeping when an unlikely assortment of people headed north to the border with Sudan and over into the embattled Nuba Mountains. In the front seat of the ragged Land Cruiser sat Not On Our Watch board members George Clooney and John Prendergast, and a handful of human rights researchers.
The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has released imagery showing that the Government of Sudan appears ready to launch a massive military drive aimed at the rebel stronghold of Kurmuk in the Blue Nile border area.
"Sudan's president, who faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, traveled to neighboring Chad on Wednesday — the first time he has risked arrest by traveling to a member state of the International Criminal Court."
"Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will travel to Chad on Wednesday, presidential sources said, in his first visit to a member state of the global court demanding his arrest for war crimes and genocide."
"Sudanese rebel group JEM is to sign a landmark deal with the United Nations this week on the protection of children caught up in the Darfur conflict, mediators said Monday."
"Sudan's security services are waging a 'brutal campaign' against government critics, particularly since nationwide elections in April, the London-based human rights group Amnesty International said in a report released Monday."
"Sudan has issued expulsion orders against two top relief officials in Darfur after the International Criminal Court charged President Omar al-Bashir with genocide over the seven-year conflict in the region, aid workers said on Thursday."