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29 May 2018 description

Rationale and methods to share information, speak out, and challenge impunity in cases of violence against humanitarian action

ATHA is pleased to share a new professional _Toolkit for Responding to Attacks against Humanitarian Action on the Policy Level._ The purpose of the Toolkit is to offer guidance to humanitarian actors for responding to violence against humanitarian action, in order to promote a more protective environment for the provision of humanitarian aid to civilians.

04 May 2015 description
report Harvard University

Remote sensing analysis by humanitarian organizations to detect and document changes related to displaced population camps has been employed, in various iterations, by the field for as long as two decades. The use of remote sensing to support responses to civilian displacement can prove valuable for site planning, identifying patterns of population change, and capturing key data for program planning and evaluation purposes.

21 May 2013 description
report Harvard University

The Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative has released its first study, Sudan: Anatomy of a Conflict.

This study is the first geospatial-based history of a conflict created primarily through a fusion of remote sensing and previously public event data. The researchers of the Signal Program spent many months cross-referencing and analyzing over 40,000 square kilometers of archival satellite imagery of Sudan with more than 2,000 published reports of incidents occurring between January 2011 and mid-2012.

30 Nov 2012 description

WASHINGTON – The Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, has released a situation report, “Scorched Earth Near al Abassiya,” with DigitalGlobe satellite imagery showing the recent intentional burning of 13 villages and a 31-square-mile (82 square kilometer) area of scorched earth in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan.

This imagery confirms media reports that militia aligned with the government of Sudan deliberately burned 13 villages near al Abassiya town, in the northeastern part of the war-torn border region of South Kordofan, from November 17-22, 2012.

18 Jul 2012 description
report Harvard University

HHI Concludes Satellite Sentinel Program Pilot, Launches Signal Program

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) today announced the launching of its new Signal Program on Human Security and Technology. The goal of Signal is to transform lessons learned about the use of technology in tracking human rights violations into the first-ever research and academic program for the practice, study and teaching of crisis mapping.

23 Apr 2012 description

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed a significantly increased number of combat capable air assets within range of South Sudan’s border and territory. SSP has documented evidence consistent with reported aerial bombardment in close proximity to a strategic bridge located in Unity State, South Sudan. SAF spokesman al-Sawarmi Khaled Saad denied Sudan’s involvement in the bombings.

22 Apr 2012 description

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery captured 15 April 2012, has found evidence of the destruction of key oil pipeline infrastructure in Heglig, South Kordofan, Sudan. SSP has also found cratering consistent with bombardment of some form visible in close proximity to nearby oil pipeline and oil production facilities.

31 Jan 2012 description

Satellites Capture Battle for Control of Main Refugee Route Out of Sudan

Posted by Mollie Zapata on Jan 30, 2012

A battle over control of the main refugee route from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan into South Sudan raged last week, according to eyewitness reports obtained by the Enough Project. Sources reported that at 5 a.m. local time on January 25, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North, or SPLA-N, launched an offensive from the mountains above the town of Toroge toward the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, positioned below.

15 Nov 2011 description

Satellite Sentinel Project Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jonathan Hutson, jhutson@enoughproject.org
Mobile: +1-202-386-1618

11 Nov 2011 description

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are rapidly working to enhance air strike and air assault capacity in two airbases recently captured from rebels in Sudan’s Blue Nile border area. Since taking control of the town of Kurmuk on 2 November, SAF has started

11 Nov 2011 description

Satellite Sentinel Project Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 11, 2011

Contact: Jonathan Hutson, jhutson@enoughproject.org
Mobile: +1-202-386-1618

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.

13 Oct 2011 description

WASHINGTON– The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has corroborated eyewitness accounts and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) reports alleging that the Government of Sudan’s Central Reserve Police (CRP) unit has engaged in the unlawful abduction, detention, and extra-judicial killing of civilians in South Kordofan, Sudan.

23 Sep 2011 description

Satellites Show Sudan Armed Forces with Heavy Armor on Road to Rebel Stronghold in Blue Nile State

WASHINGTON – The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has released imagery showing that the Government of Sudan appears ready to launch a massive military drive aimed at the rebel stronghold of Kurmuk in the Blue Nile border area.

14 Jul 2011 description

Satellite Sentinel Project documents new eyewitness reports and visual evidence of mass graves in Sudan

7/13/11 | Enough Project

WASHINGTON -- The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has revealed visual evidence of mass graves in South Kordofan, which corroborates new eyewitness reports, obtained by SSP, of systematic killings and mass burials in this conflict-torn region of Sudan. The evidence found by SSP is consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and northern militias have engaged in a campaign of killing civilians.

06 Jul 2011 description

Tags: Civilian Population of Reported Location Armed Incursion Military Unit Threats SAF Troop Movement

30 Jun 2011 description

Contact: Jonathan Hutson, jhutson@enoughproject.org
Mobile: +1-202-386-1618

Satellite Imagery Corroborates Reports of Government of Sudan Bombardment in the Nuba Mountains

19 Jun 2011 description

WASHINGTON – New imagery from the Satellite Sentinel Project, or SSP, confirms that the Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, control the town of Kadugli in Sudan's tense border region of South Kordofan, and that thousands of civilians have been displaced. SSP identified at least 89 apparent military vehicles in the town -- all of which appear capable of imminent forward movement -- including heavy ammunition transport trucks, light vehicles and possible towed artillery pieces. SSP's findings corroborate reports that SAF recently moved a large number of vehicles there.

27 May 2011 description

28 May 2011

Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery collected on 27 May the intentional destruction of approximately one-third of all civilian structures in Abyei town by the Government of Sudan and northern-aligned militia forces. SSP has documented multiple violations of international humanitarian law in Abyei town. These abuses can constitute war crimes, including violations of the Geneva Conventions, and in some cases they may represent crimes against humanity.