Press Releases

  • Mar 15, 2012
  • Mar 14, 2012

    George Clooney witnessed indiscriminate bombing of civilians in the conflict-torn state of South Kordofan, Sudan during a trip last week with Enough Project Co-founder John Prendergast. A four-minute Enough Project video released today, written and directed by Clooney, documents an aerial attack in the Nuba Mountains and spotlights the urgency for action to stop the targeting of civilians in Sudan.

  • Mar 8, 2012

    WASHINGTON DC – Nonprofit Invisible Children, in partnership with the Enough Project and Resolve, launched a year-long campaign called KONY 2012 to advocate for the arrest of indicted war criminal Joseph Kony. After launching Monday afternoon, a short film at the heart of the campaign went viral on YouTube and Vimeo and has been a trending topic across social media sites Facebook and Twitter.

  • Feb 23, 2012

    Today’s London Conference on the future of Somalia is widely seen as a critical moment in Somalia’s long 20-year crisis and could shape the direction of the country in the coming years, for better or for worse, according to a new Enough Project report. The report, “Somalia: What to Expect of the London Conference and Beyond,” by Somalia expert Ken Menkhaus, details the expectations of the conference and the future of Somalia after its political transition is completed in the next six months.

  • Feb 23, 2012

    JUBA, South Sudan – The government of the Republic of South Sudan should delay a disarmament campaign in Jonglei state until relations between the state’s three major communities begin to stabilize and security can be ensured, said the Enough Project. Instead, to create the necessary conditions for a future disarmament campaign, the government should immediately initiate a high-level peace process and ensure that humanitarian assistance and security reach vulnerable communities. Conducting a disarmament campaign in the volatility of the current environment will create more insecurity, lead to a further loss of credibility of the government among the affected communities, and may result in catastrophic consequences for civilians.

  • Feb 22, 2012

    The “Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Region” to be signed on February 24 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will only succeed if it is followed up by a robust peace process led by a capable United Nations mediator and strong backing from the United States. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will preside over the signing by Congo and neighboring countries.

  • Feb 16, 2012

    The United States and the international community must strongly support Congolese partners to reform the country’s justice system in order to break the flagrant cycle of impunity and promote accountability, according to a new Enough Project report.

  • Feb 8, 2012

    The International Contact Group on Africa’s Great Lakes region should focus the efforts of its meeting later this week on enacting strong consequences and accountability measures against the Congolese government for recent electoral fraud, coordinating assistance for military justice reform in Congo, creating a multilateral negotiation process for an international conflict-minerals certification scheme, and generating more troops, robust intelligence, and transport capabilities to assist in the fight to end the LRA, according to a new Enough Project report.

  • Feb 2, 2012

    U.S. military advisors have a real chance to end the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict, but only if the Obama administration and European countries help them with more intelligence and transport support, according to a new Enough Project paper.

  • Feb 2, 2012

    A coalition of human rights groups sent a letter today to Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, calling on the U.S. government to take a leading role in planning a cross-border aid operation into Sudan to ensure delivery of much needed food and medicine to vulnerable populations in the war-torn South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

  • Jan 27, 2012

    Satellites monitoring flashpoints in Sudan’s border region of South Kordofan caught an apparent artillery barrage, in a visually striking image released by the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP). The DigitalGlobe satellite image, analyzed for SSP by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, shows a line of six grey smoke plumes on a ridge above the town of Toroge. The image is consistent with reports of recent fighting in the area. SSP’s new satellite imagery also shows that civilian structures in the town appear to be abandoned and that Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, has created what appears to be a choke point, with apparent artillery, main battle tanks, and infantry fighting vehicles controlling the main evacuation route for refugees attempting to flee into South Sudan. In addition, the latest SSP report includes a new satellite image of a plane in flight. It appears to be consistent with an An-24, or Antonov, a type of aircraft reportedly used by SAF to indiscriminately bomb Nuba civilians.

  • Jan 26, 2012

    In the wake of recent inter-communal violence that has killed hundreds and displaced 60,000 people in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, robust action is needed on the part of the government in Juba supported by the international community to deescalate the immediate crisis, address the systemic causes of the violence, and sustain peace between communities, according to a new Enough Project report.

  • Jan 25, 2012

    In apparent preparation for a final assault against the Nuba people who live in Sudan’s southern state of South Kordofan, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) has cut off the main evacuation routes for refugees fleeing areas already bombarded, has encircled the remaining local civilian population in the last rebel strongholds of the Nuba Mountains, and is building roads and lengthening the closest airstrip within striking range, according to new imagery released by the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP).

  • Jan 23, 2012

    WASHINGTON – As relations between Sudan and South Sudan continue to remain icy since southern independence in July, the two countries’ regional neighbors are critical in promoting peace between the two Sudans, according to a new Enough Project report.

  • Jan 13, 2012

    Donors and stakeholders from Somalia and the region must craft a plan for who will govern southern Somalia if and when Kenya's intervention to oust the jihadi group al-Shabaab succeeds in order to create stability in the highly contested region, according to a new Enough Project paper by Ken Menkhaus.