Read Our New Report, 'Flashpoint: Abyei'

The human security situation in the Abyei region of Sudan has rapidly deteriorated in the past week due to renewed violence. Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery that buildings consistent with civilian infrastructure appear to have been intentionally burned Maker Abior and Todach villages. Some 100 people in the Abyei region have reportedly died in the clashes to date. According to the humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), tens of thousands of civilians have either been displaced by fighting or fled due to fear of further attacks.

Intense Fighting in Abyei: Resolution of Region's Status Urgent

Four straight days of intense fighting in Abyei region continued into today, a strong reminder that a political solution to the region’s highly disputed status is urgently needed. Fear of violence spreading has prompted large numbers of residents in Abyei town to begin to leave, according to an Enough Project source in Abyei.

Act Locally in Sudan with New Satellite Imagery and Maps

After years of conflict, Southern Sudan overwhelmingly opted to secede from the country’s north. Many challenges lie ahead as the newly independent state negotiates the rocky path towards independence. We believe that access to high-quality, up-to-date and locally relevant maps will assist humanitarian organizations working in the region.

Sudan Paves Way for Full-Scale Assault on Nuba People of South Kordofan

Suspected Mass Grave Below Welcome Sign, "Kadugli, The Town of Love and Peace"

Roadwork Near Liri

Roadwork near Liri in South Kordofan.

Roadwork Near Muglad

Roadwork for an installation near Muglad in South Kordofan.

Checkpoint North of Abyei Town on Diffra Road

Barriers outline a checkpoint on the Diffra road near Abyei. 

Checkpoint Near Kadugli

Barriers and a stopped vehicle outline a road checkpoint near Kadugli in South Kordofan.

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