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February 25, 2014

This op-ed was originally published by USA Today, and co-authored by George Clooney, co-founder of Not On Our Watch, and John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, who together created the Satellite Sentinel Project.

The only activity in the hospital compound in Bor, South Sudan, these days is the dozens of vultures circling overhead. In mid-January, rebel forces swept into the Bor hospital, killing everyone that could not escape. Underscoring its crime,...

February 24, 2014

This op-ed originally published on Sudan Tribune, and written by Maiwen Dot Pheot, Research Associate at the Enough Project.

Although there is no specific agenda for the planned South Sudan peace talks in Addis Ababa, most discussions will likely revolve around power sharing, the status of each side’s armed forces and negotiations on a transition of power. But there is one missing ingredient: justice and accountability. For a lasting peace, South Sudanese must be given a chance to take a look at...

February 19, 2014

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As South Sudan’s January 23 cessation of hostilities agreement falters, and a second round of peace talks is stalled in Addis Ababa, a new...

January 28, 2014

Today, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos travels to the capital of Upper Nile state where over 42,000 people have been displaced by violence. Satellite images of Malakal from January 27 show at least 210 tukuls burned to the ground in one of the city's quarters. In another part of town, images collected over the course of the past two weeks confirm the looting of a World Food Program, or WFP, compound and the damage and destruction of adjacent areas. Since the...

January 24, 2014

While combatants signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in Addis Ababa yesterday, devastation caused by the conflict, which began in December 2013, continues to be uncovered. The Satellite Sentinel Project just released a report which offers unique documentation of systematic and intentional destruction of civilian areas, which could be characterized as war crimes....

January 15, 2014

Note: This piece, written by Hayes Brown, originally appeared on ThinkProgress.

Since the clashes between the South Sudanese government and rebel forces broke out in late December, the toll on the civilians caught in the crossfire has escalated more rapidly than many could have predicted. Reporting from on the ground can be difficult to come by at times in situations such as seen in the areas where fighting has been the most intense, the states of Jonglei and Unity. The ...

January 10, 2014

The Enough Project is partnering with Omaze and Not on Our Watch in an exciting initiative giving individuals a chance to enter a raffle to win one of two once-in-a-lifetime experiences: spend the evening and walk down the red carpet with George Clooney and join award-winning composer Hans Zimmer in the final studio scoring session for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. 

Entries to win each...

January 9, 2014

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations convened to hear testimony from panel experts and discuss the role of the United States in the, “Situation in South Sudan.” Panel experts included the Honorable Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, the Honorable Nancy Lindborg, the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, the Honorable Princeton...

December 20, 2013
Editor's Note: This op-ed, written by George Clooney, co-founder of Not On Our Watch, and John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, together head the Satellite Sentinel Project, originally appeared on the Daily Beast.
 
The world’s youngest country, a mere two and a half years old, now stands on the precipice of a new civil war which threatens to hurl South Sudan back into the violence from which it just emerged. For...
December 9, 2013
Editor's Note: Sudan and South Sudan policy analyst Akshaya Kumar's op-ed originally appeared on the Daily Beast.
 
At the end of October, I wrote about how the Satellite Sentinel Project observed ominous troop movements that warned against an impending attack on civilians in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. Since then, the Sudanese government has launched a multi-front military campaign in the...
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