Our Reports

June 26, 2014
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One decade after Darfur’s Janjaweed militiamen earned global infamy as “devils on horseback,” Sudan is experiencing brutal violence at their hands once again. Newly armed and outfitted, re-branded as the "Rapid Support Force" (RSF) and flying the national flag, the government of President Omar al-Bashir has unleashed this new military entity, in a devastating campaign of mass atrocities. This report—the product of nine months of Enough Project and Satellite Sentinel Project research—traces the movements of the RSF across Sudan and exposes the civilian targeting that has become the hallmark of their activities.

May 05, 2014
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The situation in the Central African Republic, or CAR, remains chaotic and violent with public lynchings and daily attacks terrorizing civilians across the country. The United Nations estimates that more than 1 million people—roughly one-quarter of the total population—have been displaced or fled the country.1 Thousands of people have been killed—at least 2,000 since December alone, although no one knows the exact figure, which is likely much higher.2 Despite having the largest number of peacekeepers ever deployed to the country, the violence in CAR continues unabated.

April 15, 2014
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The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is issuing a human security alert for the civilian population of the Kauda Valley in the war-torn Nuba Mountains region of Sudan. Digital Globe Intelligence Solutions (DGIS) imagery has captured a significant mobilization of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) around Rashad, Delaba, and Umm Abdallah in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan, Sudan. The SAF mobilization, which includes the movement of heavy weaponry into the area, appears to be preparation for an assault on Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) bases in the Kauda Valley.

April 05, 2014
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New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery of the strategic town of Kaka in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state confirms the burning of 1071 huts and tukuls and some limited damage to the central market. The 1071 structures were burned in Kaka between March 14 and April 2, 2014, when the new images were secured. The town, which lies on the road to South Sudan’s only productive oilfields in Paloch or Palouge, was attacked as recently as four to five days ago.

March 28, 2014
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Confirming reports that first emerged from local sources and Radio Dabanga, new Satellite Sent

March 27, 2014
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Introduction
 
New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) imagery provides independent confirmation of Sudan Air Force 
(SAF) bombardments in the mountainous Jebel Marra area of North Darfur, where civilians have been 
bombed for years.The use of indiscriminate aerial bombardment in densely populated areas like East Jebel Marra constitutes a war crime under international law.With these images, showing at least 17 bomb craters across six villages, SSP has confirmed the government’s long-standing practice of indiscriminately dropping bombs that devastate civilians living in the area solely because it is currently controlled by rebel forces.
 
Ground attacks
March 25, 2014
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New Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) images from March 17, 2014 show approximately 150 recently destroyed homes on the western side of the Darfuri town of Saraf Omra,* where Janjaweed fighters are once again wreaking havoc. The patterns of destruction to separate areas lead DigitalGlobe imagery analysts to conclude that the damage to Saraf Omra was intentional—not accidental.