Satellite Sentinel News Roundup 11/18

SSP released reports focused on the unfolding crisis in Sudan and South Sudan on Friday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 15. The subsequent media coverage spoke to SSP’s increasing stance in conflict prevention reporting.

Miriam, Sudan Refugee: ‘It’s too fresh in my mind’

SHERKOLE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia -- Miriam was listless as she spoke, sitting on a plastic mat outside of a tukul in the refugee camp. “I can’t even make any sense out of it because it’s too fresh in my mind,” she said, patting a crying young child clamoring for her attention. “My mind is still gripped by this,” Miriam said as she began to tell about the day fighting broke out in the town of Wad el-Mahi in Sudan’s Blue Nile state.

‘I Act for Sudan’ Generates Facebook Buzz, Urges U.S. to Protect Atrocity Victims

Posted by Corrine Hauth on Nov 16, 2011

Following up on its recent open letter to President Obama, the new alliance Act for Sudan is mobilizing on Facebook this week to get its message out to the masses and especially policy makers: It is time for the U.S. government to escalate actions against the Khartoum regime.

SSP Corroborates Evidence of Bombings of South Sudan Refugee Camps


Launch Point: Corroboration of Reported SAF Air Attacks in South Sudan


The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified through Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery the presence of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) aircraft at El Obeid airbase, North Kordofan, including two Antonov AN-26 transport planes. These planes are consistent with aircraft which allegedly bombed two refugee camps on 8 and 10 November 2011 in South Sudan, according to eyewitnesses.

Escalating Crisis in Sudan: Satellite Imagery Showing Increased SAF Air Capacity, and Refugee Camp Attacks

On Friday, November 11, Satellite Sentinel Project released a report, “Radius of Operations: Sudan Increases Air Attack Capacity” providing evidence of a build-up of Sudanese Armed Forces, or SAF, on the border of Sudan and South Sudan and portending the possible resumption of war between the two countries.

Satellites Show Sudan Armed Forces Increasing Air Attack Capacity Near Southern Border

WASHINGTON -- The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed that the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, is upgrading air bases recently captured from rebels in Sudan’s Blue Nile border area, which increases Sudan’s capacity to carry out airstrikes along the border and in neighboring South Sudan.

Breaking News: Sudan Bombs Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan

Posted by Annette LaRocco and Nenad Marinkovic on Nov 10, 2011

Relations between Two Sudans Deteriorate as War Rhetoric Returns

Posted by Nenad Marinkovic on Nov 09, 2011

‘All Because We Are Black’: Asma, Refugee from Sudan, Describes Blue Nile Conflict

SHERKOLE REFUGEE CAMP, Ethiopia -- “We left our homes with not even a cup like this one,” said Asma, gesturing toward a red plastic cup lying on the dirt ground next to her foot. Sitting on the trunk of a felled tree crowded on all sides by young children in this refugee camp on the border of Sudan, Asma recounted when fighting broke out in her village in Blue Nile state.  

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