Recent reports from our Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) and Enough’s field researchers on the ground in Sudan provide visual evidence that the Government of Sudan has committed war crimes in the disputed border region of Abyei. The totality of evidence points to state-sponsored ethnic cleansing, and may represent crimes against humanity.
More than 60,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in terror, and are now suffering without access to food, water and shelter.
These latest attacks threaten to disrupt the forthcoming July 9 separation of South Sudan from North Sudan, and could be the beginning of another civil war.
Timeline of Events in Abyei
Photographs of Recent Violence, Looting, and the Aftermath
Click on the photos below to view slideshows on Flickr.
Satellite Sentinel Project Latest Reports
Our Satellite Sentinel Project—produced in partnership with Not On Our Watch, UNOSAT, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Digital Globe --combines satellite imagery analysis and field reports with Google’s Map Maker to deter the resumption of full-scale war between North and South Sudan.
Looting Abyei: Ground and Satellite Corroboration
May 26, 2011
Read more about the Crisis
Along with our partners in the Sudan Now campaign, we’re calling on President Obama to take further, bolder action in Sudan.