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Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.


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november 22nd, 2013

Satellite Imagery Confirms Sudan Offensive, Civilians in Danger

New DigitalGlobe imagery confirms military buildup and the destructive impact of a large- scaleSudan Armed Forces, or SAF, offensive against the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front,or SRF, earlier this month. A new Satellite Sentinel Project report, “Situation Report: Expanding War in Sudan Threatens Civilians,” reveals a snapshot of the hostilities of the campaign, announced earlier this month by Sudanese Defense Minister Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein,promisingto “stop until we crush them”.

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october 29th, 2013

Board Members George Clooney and John Prendergast Joint Op-Ed: "Sudan could become a second Syria"

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.


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last updated june 3rd, 2013

june 3rd, 2013

Kony's Ivory: How Elephant Poaching in Congo Helps Support the Lord's Resistance Army

The Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, is now using elephant poaching as a means to sustain itself. LRA leader Joseph Kony—wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity—has ordered his fighters to bring him elephant tusks.Eyewitnesses report that the LRA trades tusks for much-needed resources such as food, weapons and ammunition, and other supplies.

march 20th, 2013

Wired UK Magazine Profiles Satellite Sentinel Project

“The Satellite Sentinel Project's methods have overturned the idea of what investigating human-rights abuses means,” writes Ian Daly in Wired UK magazine. This is an excerpt from his Satellite Sentinel Project profile, "Can you spot the human rights abuses here? You can with real-time satellite tracking," which appears in the March 2013 issue. You may download the magazine from iTunes or the Google Play Store, or read the full article online.

march 19th, 2013

Board Members Don Cheadle and John Prendergast Joint Op-Ed: "Lessons from Darfur, 10 years later"

This op-ed originally appeared on USA Today.


After our first trip to Darfur together nearly a decade ago, we were certain that the enormity of the human rights crimes unfolding there would result in a major international response.



january 25th, 2013

Fighting Leads to Largest Displacement of Darfuris in Years

On January 16, the U.N. Resident and Humanitarian Coordinatorin Sudan confirmed the biggest forced displacement in Darfur in recent years.

january 24th, 2013

Sudans Report Withdrawal of Armies from Buffer Zone Along Contested Border

For months, the two Sudans have been facing off along their contested border. In September, they agreed to establish a buffer zone, 10 km north and south of the agreed upon center line, to separate their armed forces and reduce tension in the region. In the past week, both the governments of Sudan and South Sudan finally reported that their troops have withdrawn on their respective sides of the center line and will withdraw from the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone, or SDBZ.

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