Reports & Imagery

DigitalGlobe satellites pass over Sudan and South Sudan, capturing imagery – evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity – and analyze it for SSP.

Each report includes the associated imagery. The high resolution satellite imagery is available for download on Flickr.

Our Latest Reports

September 24, 2014
Executive Summary and Recommendations South Sudan's civil war, which has exacted a terrible toll on its civilian population, has its origins in a power struggle between factions aligned with President Salva Kiir and those who have joined former Vice President Riek Machar. Despite repeated pledges to put down their weapons, both sides have demonstrated a clear commitment to a military “solution” instead of a negotiated settlement. The country’s competing privileged elites are sacrificing their own peoples’ lives to...
September 17, 2014
Executive Summary Despite very considerable evidence that the economy of Sudan is collapsing under the weight of numerous unsustainable pressures, there is no full extant account of these pressures at this critical moment in the political history of Sudan. Understanding the human and political consequences of economic collapse in Sudan is also critical in making sense of the future of now independent South Sudan. Nominally tasked with monitoring the Sudanese economy, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and to a lesser degree the World Bank...
August 11, 2014
The letter calls on the Council to: Ensure UNAMID takes a more proactive approach towards Protection of Civilians (PoC). The mission should re-deploy forces to areas where protection threats are highest, improve the effectiveness and reach of patrols, and avoid co-location with the Government of Sudan (GoS). Strengthen investment in human rights and civil affairs functions of the mission. More capacity to address human rights concerns must include public reporting of violations by all parties. Remove the responsibility to promote the Doha...

Recent Satellite Imagery

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June 13, 2013

Despite their pledges to the contrary, DigitalGlobe satellite imagery acquired in May and June 2013 over portions of the demilitarized zone border proves that both countries were still in violation of their bilateral agreement in at least 14 locations within the zone.


The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, is monitoring Sudan and South Sudan’s shared border and tracking adherence to pledges from both countries to withdraw all troops to their respective sides, creating a 12.4 mile, or 20 kilometer, wide demilitarized zone. New DigitalGlobe satellite imagery,...

June 10, 2013

New satellite imagery and analysis in a Satellite Sentinel Project and Enough Project report reveals that civilians in South Kordofan, Sudan, continue to bear the brunt of the recent escalation in hostilities between the rebel Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF, in this case comprised of forces from the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N and the Darfurian Justice and Equality Movement, or JEM, and the government Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF.