Video: Looking for Family Amid Abyei's Displaced

Amid the chaos of fleeing Abyei as violence erupted late last month, family members often got separated from each other.  In the town of Turalei, at least a two-days’ walk south, the Enough Project’s Tim Freccia met Kuol Monyjei, who was facing the frightening uncertainty of not being able to reach his wife, mother, and two-year-old son.

Southern Soldiers, Militias Targeted Civilians in South Sudan Fighting

JUBA, South Sudan -- As I walked into Bentiu’s state hospital last week, I expected it to be overcrowded with wounded civilians who had fled the most recent onslaught between the SPLA and Peter Gadet’s forces in Mankien. But I could not find one such person. Instead it was bustling with soldiers getting their battle-scars dressed.

Former Prosecutors, State Department War Crimes Officials Affirm Satellite Sentinel Project Findings of Apparent War Crimes in Abyei

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of former civilian and military officials has affirmed the Satellite Sentinel Project’s (SSP) analysis of visual evidence that the Government of Sudan allegedly committed war crimes during its occupation of the disputed region of Abyei.

Abyei Crisis: Scenes from Agok

Tens of thousands of civilians have fled Abyei and its surrounding areas as a result of the Sudanese army’s seizure and occupation of the disputed border region. Since the incursion, widespread looting and destruction of Abyei town under the army’s watch has been documented and humanitarian agencies continue to face challenges accessing the newly displaced communities.

Displaced from Abyei, People Tell of Loss and Uncertainty

MAYEN ABUN, Southern Sudan -- “White airplanes” had been circling ominously overhead for a couple of days before they started dropping bombs.  It was Saturday when one fell on Achai Ajak Atem’s house, killing her mother and baby brother. At 14, Achai is the oldest of her four siblings. Their father died five years ago.

Exclusive: Photos Show Deliberate Destruction of Banton Bridge, Abyei Town's Key Link with South Sudan

WASHINGTON – New photos provide evidence of the deliberate destruction by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) of Banton Bridge, Abyei town's primarily link with Southern Sudan. Abyei is currently being occupied by the SAF and northern-aligned armed militias.

The exclusive photos, obtained by the Enough Project, show the demolished bridge fallen into the Kiir River, which will soon swell with the onset of the rainy season. The photos were taken on Sunday, May 29.

Overview of the destruction in Abyei town

DigitalGlobe image for the Satellite Sentinel Project 27 May 2011.

Satellites Confirm Sudanese Red Crescent Burial of Body Bags in Mass Graves

Satellite Sentinel Project Releases New Visual Evidence of Government of Sudan War Crimes in Abyei

Washington -- The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has released new visual evidence that the Government of Sudan has committed grave violations of the Geneva Conventions and other war crimes, some of which may also constitute crimes against humanity. The totality of evidence from satellites and ground sources points to state-sponsored ethnic cleansing of much of the contested Abyei region, says SSP.

Satellite Sentinel Project Documents Evidence of Possible War Crimes in Abyei, Sudan

WASHINGTON – The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has released a new report analyzing satellite imagery and photographs which corroborate reports of organized looting by Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Misseriya militia. A DigitalGlobe satellite image taken May 24 captures vehicles traveling on the Diffra road north of Abyei, carrying what appears to be irregular payloads.

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