Displacement

Testimony of John Prendergast - The Situation in South Sudan

Testimony of John Prendergast, Co-Founder of Enough Project, before the Senate Foreign Relations Commitee on the situation in South Sudan given on January 9, 2014. 

The New York Times' Room for Debate: Preventing Civil War in South Sudan

Displaced civilians prepare to sleep in the open at night in the town of Awerial

The New York Times' Room for Debate posed the question: Given the critical role the United States and other foreign entities played in the creation of South Sudan, what is their responsibility as the region faces another civil war? Six panelists weigh in.   Read More »

U.N. in South Sudan Must Provide Information to Civilians: Aerial Reconnaissance is Essential for the Bor-Juba Corridor

As of the evening of January 4 (Juba time) there is growing alarm, even panic among civilians who are receiving conflicting reports from a wide range of sources—some open, some confidential, but all having an impact on those living in or near Juba and Bor, and in towns and villages between these capitals.  Read More »

South Sudanese Diaspora Speak Out on Violence Back Home

South Sudanese Daniel Kojakole Pogo in the Netherlands.

On December 15, political infighting within South Sudan's ruling party mutated into an ugly and violent confrontation on the dusty streets of South Sudan's capital city.  Read More »

13 Top Moments of 2013

Uprisings Against al-Bashir in Sudan

As this year comes to a close we remember the moments, both good and bad, which shaped our ongoing work to end crimes against humanity and mass atrocities in 2013. Take a minute to reflect on the successes of this year and our continued efforts in 2014 to make strides toward peace.     Read More »

Memorandum: Ongoing SPLM Political Crisis and Violence in South Sudan

In this open memorandum we outline possible steps the U.S. could take in addition to what is presently being done, including the immediate deployment to Juba of U.S. Special Envoy Donald Booth, U.S. support for mediation efforts by South Sudanese church leaders or the East African regional organization IGAD (the Intergovernmental Authority on Development), and the creation of safe havens for civilians by the U.N. peacekeeping mission.

Humanitarian Needs Assessment in Sudan's Blue Nile State

Given the limits on access to rebel-held areas of Sudan’s Blue Nile state, there has been little information made public about the situation civilians face. In an effort to document the scope of their needs, an international non-governmental organization conducted a series of verification missions to rebel-held parts of the state in mid-2013. Due to security concerns, the organization wishes to remain anonymous. However, to raise awareness about the situation, they have requested the Enough Project make public their findings.

Sudanese women in Blue Nile

De Beers in Botswana: A Corporation's Impact on Human Rights

An open pit is seen at a Debswana mine, a joint venture with De Beers.

With leading world diamond corporation De Beers moving its headquarters to Gaborone, the capital of Botswana in the coming months, it is imperative for the international community to move beyond the rhetoric of Botswana as the “African Miracle” and address the human rights violations that have stemmed from resource exploitation.   Read More »

Largest LRA Defection Since 2008

LRA defectors, Invisible Children

This week, Invisible Children released breaking news of the largest Lord's Resistance Army, or  LRA, defection since 2008.   Read More »

Five Stories You May Have Missed This Week

A weekly roundup of must-read stories, posted every Friday.  Read More »

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