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This op-ed, written by board members George Clooney and John Prendergast, originally appeared on USA Today.
The last two times the Sudan government perpetrated horrific attacks against civilian populations in the disputed territory of Abyei, a Connecticut-sized political football contested by both Sudan and South Sudan, we visited with the survivors after the fact. The main town was burned, villages were razed, and over 120,000 residents were displaced after their homes were destroyed. In our trips there, we interviewed dozens of survivors, whose chilling accounts of targeted killings and destruction continue to haunt us.
The Satellite Sentinel Project is issuing a human security warning for civilians living in Buram, Tess, and other areas to the south of Kadugli in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. Re-positioned aerial assets also place the highly contested Abyei area within range of the Sudanese army's arsenal. DigitalGlobe satellites will continue to monitor the Abyei area and watch for increased activity near Buram and Kadugli. We will issue additional alerts on signs of the Sudanese army's southbound movement.
"Clashes in a refugee camp in Sudan's restive Darfur region left six people dead, U.N.-African Union peacekeepers said Saturday, days after violence elsewhere in the area claimed the lives of at least 37 people dead."
"The referendum commission in Sudan has unanimously agreed on who should take up the key position of secretary-general of the body."
"The United Nations on Wednesday opened its first field office ahead of Southern Sudan's scheduled January referendum on independence."
"Three Russian pilots kidnapped in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region two days ago have been freed, regional officials and Russia's Khartoum embassy say."
"The Obama administration, which came to office promising stronger leadership on Sudan, is now scrambling to salvage a 2005 U.S.-backed peace accord and prevent Africa's largest nation from sliding back into civil war."