Introducing: The Sentry

Today the Enough Project launched The Sentry, an initiative co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast that seeks to dismantle the networks of perpetrators, facilitators, and enablers who fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts. With The Sentry, Enough hopes to lend greater support to broader accountability measures as well as provide leverage to peace efforts aimed at ending Africa’s deadliest conflicts.

CNN Op-ed: Sanctions Threats Are Not Enough

Editor's Note: This op-ed originally appeared on on June 25, 2015 and was written by Satellite Sentinel Project co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast and Enough Project Policy Analyst Akshaya Kumar. Their piece argues that since greed is driving the calculations of South Sudan’s government and rebel leaders, the surest route to peace is by hitting them in their wallets with biting sanctions.

The scale of the crisis facing South Sudan is hard to comprehend -- 2 million people have been displaced as the country has tumbled back into a greed-driven war that has also left almost half the population without enough food to eat.

New York Times Op-Ed George Clooney on Darfur

Editor's Note: This op-ed was written by George Clooney, John Prendergast and Akshaya Kumar and originally appeared on The New York Times as "George Clooney on Sudan’s Rape of Darfur" on February 25, 2015.

Grand Theft Global - Prosecuting the War Crime of Natural Resource Pillage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


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From the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to Al-Shabaab, many of the world’s most infamous and destabilizing armed actors today finance their activities in part through the illegal exploitation and trade of natural resources. Theft in the context of armed conflict constitutes the war crime of pillage, which is punishable in most domestic jurisdictions and at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Extermination By Design: The Case for Crimes Against Humanity In Sudan's Nuba Mountains

Our policy analyst Akshaya Kumar argues that the desperate situation of the people in rebel-controlled areas, the Sudanese government’s aid blockade, and indiscriminate attacks on civilians, along with statements recently attributed to senior commanders in the government forces, lay the foundation for a case of crimes against humanity by extermination.


For three years, the government of Sudan has refused to grant humanitarian agencies entry into rebel-controlled areas of its war-torn South Kordofan state. Despite numerous requests for permission to serve needy populations in these areas, Sudan’s government continues to deny hundreds of thousands of vulnerable civilians life-saving assistance. At the same time, the government has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis by accelerating its own aerial bombardment campaign and ground attacks in these areas

Life Under Siege: South Kordofan Needs Assessment

For the third year running, the Enough Project is publishing a needs assessment conducted by anonymous researchers with access to rebel-held parts of Sudan’s South Kordofan state. An independent humanitarian expert has endorsed the methodology of the study, “Life Under Siege” which paints a holistic picture of a place where internationals are not given permission to enter.

Executive Summary

For more than three years, South Kordofan state in Sudan has been the fighting grounds of an armed conflict between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N). This conflict has had a heavy cost on civilians living in the region, as they have had to endure heavy aerial bombardments, which have led to mass casualties, and have seriously disrupted farming and food production—the key livelihood activity and means of survival in the area.

New Report on South Sudan: Spoils of War, Spoilers of Peace

South Sudan’s civil war is a consequence of a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President Riek Machar and their respective supporters. Nine months into the deadly conflict, the parties remain committed to a military “solution,” despite repeated pledges to put down their weapons.

NGOs Release Joint Statement to Participants of UNGA’s Ministerial High-Level Meeting on South Sudan

On the occasion of the September 25 Ministerial High-Level Meeting on South Sudan during the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, 19 non-governmental organizations released a joint statement on the conflict in South Sudan. The Enough Project, along with 18 other organizations, emphasized the role that the international community must play in the creation of peace by enhancing leverage over the warring parties. The statement reads:

Enough Forum: Watching the Bubble Burst


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