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SAF Troops, Tanks, and Artillery Massing at El Obeid Barracks

Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified a previously unidentified assembly of SAF forces at the El Obeid Barracks, approximately 440 kilometers (273 miles) from Abyei town and the contested border line between North and South Sudan. Based on analysis of available transportation...

May 2011
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  • Looting Abyei: Ground and Satellite Corroboration

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) analysis of DigitalGlobe 
    satellite imagery corroborates reports of looting by Sudan 
    Armed Forces (SAF) and Misseriya militia in Abyei.

    May 2011
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  • Burned to the Ground: Evidence of Potential War Crimes and the Intentional Destruction of Abyei Town by the Government of Sudan

    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...

    May 2011
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  • The Razing: Intentional Burning Confirmed at El-Feid, Nuba Mountains

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed that at least 356 structures in the town of el-Feid, located in the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan State, Sudan, have been razed. There is evidence that an area in Um Barmbita has also been burned, but no visible structures appear...

    Apr 2011
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  • Hope for the Future Again: Tracing the effects of sexual violence and conflict on families and communities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This report outlines how violence in general, and sexual violence in particular, has changed the family foundations, economies and community structures of those touched by it in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Analyzing data from focus group discussions with a range of...

    Apr 2011
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  • A Patient Heart: Stigma, Acceptance and rejection around Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    This report identifies factors – societal, financial and health-related – that influence men’s behaviors towards survivors of sexual violence and the barriers towards acceptance and reintegration of survivors into their families and communities after rape. This investigation, through...

    Apr 2011
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  • Range of Attack: Deployment of SAF Attack Helicopters, Tanks Near Abyei

    In recent weeks, the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has deployed heavy offensive weaponry, including attack helicopters and 
    tanks, at Muglad, the reported headquarters of the SAF's 15th Division. These units include two helicopters consistent with Mi-24 Hind gunships, at least...

    Apr 2011
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  • 2011 Humanitarian Action Summit Report Mar 2011
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  • Abyei Incursion: Evidence of Northern-Aligned Forces Deployed to Abyei Region, Sudan

    According to media reports released on 20 March 2011, Sudan's federal Ministry of the Interior recently deployed approximately 1,500 northern police to the environs of Bongo, Diffra, and Goli in northern Abyei, Sudan. Northern representatives, including the spokesman of the Sudan Armed...

    Mar 2011
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  • 2011 Roundtable Executive Summary

    On March 23-24, 2011, we held a roundtable discussion, “Earthquake Relief in Haiti: Inter-Organizational Perspectives and Lessons for the Future” at Harvard University. We convened this meeting to provide a forum for discussing successes, challenges, and strategies for improving disaster...

    Mar 2011
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  • Frontline Abyei: Evidence of Military Escalation in Abyei Region

    Following the recent razing of three villages, there has been increased military activity in and around the contested Abyei region of Sudan during the past week. Actors aligned with both the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) appear to have improved...

    Mar 2011
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  • Flashpoint: Abyei

    The human security situation in the Abyei region of Sudan has rapidly deteriorated in the past week due to renewed violence. Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery that buildings consistent with civilian infrastructure appear...

    Mar 2011
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  • Apparent Intentional Destruction of Tajalei Village

    At least 300 buildings at Tajalei village, Abyei Region, Sudan were burned sometime between March 4 and March 6, 2011, according to Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) analysis of 
    DigitalGlobe satellite imagery. Approximately two-thirds of those structures appear to be...

    Mar 2011
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  • Evidence of SAF Deployment in South Kordofan

    SSP monitoring of the region provided the first public evidence confirming some of the reports of SAF deployment in South Kordofan and checkpoints on the roads north of Abyei.

    Jan 2011
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  • Opinion: Rape Traumatizes All Congolese, Not Just Women

    Many programs exist in eastern DRC today that assist with the medical and psychological needs of survivors – these programs can be live saving and are desperately important. But women here do not live in a void. They deeply affect those around them and are affected by those people in turn...

    Jan 2011
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  • 2011 Global Surgical Consortium Annual Report

    This report outlines the ongoing work of The Global Surgical Consortium(GSC), a 501c3 public charity that was created in 2010 to address the growing global surgical and anesthesia crisis and to provide...

    Jan 2011
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  • Victim Participation and the Trial of Duch at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

    The trial of Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch (Case 001), at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) was the first in the history of international criminal justice in which surviving victims of alleged crimes could participate directly in international criminal proceedings as...

    Jan 2011
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  • Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies

    This report analyzes how the humanitarian community and the emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and recommends a four-part framework to improve coordination between these two groups in future emergencies. The report...

    Jan 2011
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  • Transitioning to Peace: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes About Social Reconstruction and Justice in Northern Uganda

    Since the withdrawal of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRC) from Northern Uganda in 2005, the region has been on the slow path to recovery after a long period of danger and destruction. This study presents Ugandans’ views of peace, justice, and post-conflict reconstruction after twenty years...

    Dec 2010
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  • Improved health outcomes in urban slums through infrastructure upgrading

    This study evaluated the health impact of a public private partnership using microfinance to upgrade slum infrastructure in Ahmedabad, India. The authors show a statistically significant reduction in waterborne illness as a result of the intervention and point to further unmeasured benefits from...

    Sep 2010
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  • Applied Technologies Module Evaluation

    In 2010, the Humanitarian Studies Course incorporated applied technologies into the coursework for the second consecutive year. The goal of this evaluation report is to reflect upon and determine the next steps for the Applied Technology Learning Module and to better understand its impact...

    Sep 2010
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  • The Implications of Bassiouni v. Prime Minister for Humanitarian Professionals in Gaza Aug 2010
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  • Building Peace, Seeking Justice: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes About Accountability and Social Reconstruction in the Central African Republic

    Decades of Political Instability, state fragility, mismanagement, and a series of armed conflicts have led the Central African Republic (CAR) to a state of widespread violence and poverty. This study provides a better understanding of the scope and magnitude of violence in CAR and its...

    Aug 2010
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  • Legal Aspects of Israel's Disengagement Plan under International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

    On 14 April 2004, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon presented to President George W. Bush a Disengagement Plan designed, according to the Israeli prime minister, to improve the security of Israel and stabilize its political and economic situation. After the original disengagement plan was defeated in...

    Jul 2010
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  • Rape in War: Motives of Militia in DRC

    "Rape in War: Motives of Militia in the DRC" is a special report commissioned by United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on sexual and gender-based violence, which uniquely examines the experiences of armed combatants in this conflict. The report is a qualitative analysis of interviews...

    Jun 2010
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