Press Releases

  • Apr 23, 2012

    Following President Obama’s rollout of the Atrocities Prevention Board on Monday, the Enough Project released this statement:

    "This is a positive step that harnesses the broad resources of the government to make the phrase ‘never again’ more than a slogan. It recognizes that addressing mass atrocities such as genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity requires the attention of all of the relevant parts of the U.S. government as well as multilateral action. The centerpiece, the Atrocities Prevention Board, will bring together senior officials from across the government – with expertise in diplomacy, humanitarian affairs, national security, intelligence, and economics – on at least a monthly basis and make them accountable for their actions. The Board must be empowered to fulfill the important task set out for it and it will ultimately be judged by its performance in effectively addressing mass atrocities. The Enough Project will work with the Board and other parts of the Administration, as well as Congress, to support U.S. efforts to protect civilians from mass atrocities and to hold the perpetrators of these crimes accountable."

  • Apr 23, 2012

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has published new imagery confirming that the Government of Sudan has dramatically increased the number of military strike aircraft at two airbases and that many are in range to fly deep into South Sudan. SSP has also documented, through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, craters consistent with reports that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) aerially bombarded an apparent civilian area near a strategic bridge in Bentiu, the capital of Unity State, South Sudan.

  • Apr 22, 2012

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has published new imagery indicating that as Sudan and South Sudan clashed over an oil field near the disputed border town of Heglig, a key part of the pipeline infrastructure was destroyed. The damage appears to be so severe, and in such a critical part of the oil infrastructure, that it would likely stop oil flow in the area, according to SSP.

  • Apr 20, 2012

    The Enough Project filed a petition today against the Republic of Sudan seeking to bring attention to the widespread human rights abuses that the Sudanese government is perpetrating against its own people in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

  • Apr 16, 2012

    WASHINGTON – The international community and Congolese government must urgently agree upon a new deal to reform the Congolese military, according to a new report by 13 leading international and Congolese civil society groups. The report argues that the lack of political will to reform the security sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) risks not only billions of dollars of international aid but also the very stability of the country.

  • Apr 13, 2012

    Bosco Ntaganda, the Congolese warlord wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, lived for years in a comfortable villa in Goma, rubbing elbows with humanitarian workers, Congolese security officials, and in plain view of United Nations peacekeeping mission. Despite his war criminal status, he has remained able to consolidate power and move freely throughout the region with total impunity while amassing a fortune from exploitation of the region’s illicit minerals trade according to a new Enough Project fact sheet that sheds light on the recently defected former general.

  • Mar 29, 2012

    The Enough Project, a human rights organization, has collaborated with comedy video website Funny or Die on a video calling for solutions to Central Africa's Lord's Resistance Army conflict. The satirical, three-minute video features former NBC Law & Order: SVU co-star Christopher Meloni, who has recently joined the HBO series True Blood. It co-stars Amir Arison.

  • Mar 19, 2012

    South Sudan’s recent decision to shut down oil production has serious economic and political consequences for the world’s newest nation, according to a new Enough Project report.

    The report, What Could the Oil Shutdown Mean for South Sudan?, identifies possible effects of the oil shutdown, including increased food insecurity, reductions in government-funded development projects, layoffs or salary cuts for government employees, and escalated tensions with Sudan.

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  • 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.