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Chokepoint: Evidence of SAF Control of Refugee Route to South Sudan

Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), through HHI’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, has confirmed that at least a battalion sized unit of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) appear to control the main route civilians reportedly use to flee South Kordofan for Yida refugee camp. The interior of...

Jan 2012
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  • Chokepoint: Evidence of SAF Control of Refugee Route to South Sudan

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), through HHI’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, has confirmed that at least a battalion sized unit of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) appear to control the main route civilians reportedly use to flee South Kordofan for Yida refugee camp. The interior of...

    Jan 2012
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  • Siege: Evidence of SAF Encirclement of the Kauda Valley

    Based on the totality of the evidence presented in this report, the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) is issuing a human security alert for the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan, including the Kauda Valley. A human security alert is issued by SSP when evidence is collected indicating...

    Jan 2012
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  • A Blueprint for the Development of Prevention and Preparedness Indicators for Urban Humanitarian Crises

    As rapid urbanization creates complex environments that concentrate the risks and hazards of man-made and natural disasters, it also presents a vital advantage that must be exploited. Urban humanitarian emergencies by their very nature occur within the geo-political sphere of a governing body,...

    Dec 2011
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  • NGOs’ Rights and Responsibilities for Humanitarian Access

    In recent years, humanitarian organizations have seen a rise in constraints on their access to vulnerable populations in times of conflict or internal disturbance. While international law provides important bases for humanitarian NGOs to obtain access to populations in need, it also...

    Dec 2011
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  • Blue Nile Burning: Evidence of the Destruction of 'Amara Village

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP), through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery, has identified evidence of the intentional destruction of at least thirty-three structures largely consistent with civilian dwellings in the vicinity of `Amara,...

    Dec 2011
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  • Launch Point: Corroboration of Reported SAF Air Attacks in South Sudan

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified through Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery the presence of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) aircraft at El Obeid airbase, North Kordofan, including two Antonov AN-26 transport planes. These planes are...

    Nov 2011
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  • Mitigation to Prevention and Rehabilitation: The Changing Scope of Humanitarian Action

    Humanitarians are continually charged with the reevaluation of their work based on the evolution of conflicts and disasters. No longer satisfied with simply providing relief in times of crisis, the frontier of humanitarian action has expanded to include not only life-saving assistance but...

    Nov 2011
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  • Radius of Operations: Sudan Increases Air Attack Capacity

    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...

    Nov 2011
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  • The Challenges of Professionalizing Humanitarian Action

    According to ALNAP there are currently over 200,000 individuals working in humanitarian assistance and protection globally. Growing at a pace of 6% per year, this workforce is expected to double in size by 2020. Members of the...

    Oct 2011
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  • Developing Managers and Leaders: Experiences and Lessons from International NGOs

    This report, sponsored by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and HHI, is based on interviews with senior managers affiliated with a variety of well-known INGOs. It elucidates ways that these organizations approach management and leadership development. It identifies best...

    Oct 2011
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  • In Close Proximity: Alleged Abduction, Detention and Extra-Judicial Killings by Abu Tira

    The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has corroborated multiple eyewitness accounts and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) reports alleging that the Government of Sudan’s (GoS) Central Reserve Police (CRP) unit engaged in the unlawful abduction, detention, and...

    Oct 2011
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  • State of Emergency: Threat of SAF Attack on Kurmuk

    SSP is issuing a human security warning in this report for Kurmuk and the surrounding area due to the strong likelihood of potential SAF attack in the near future which may result in the use of indiscriminate and disproportionate force.

    Sep 2011
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  • Special Report: Evidence of Burial of Human Remains in Kadugli, South Kordofan

    SSP's identification on 14 July 2011 of a cluster of white bundles in Kadugli as consistent with human remains wrapped in white plastic tarps or body bags was controversial at the time. Although publicly questioned by a US government official, it has now been established by SSP through the...

    Aug 2011
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  • Cover-Up: New Evidence of Three Mass Graves in South Kordofan

    SSP has identified three new apparent mass grave sites in and around Kadugli in South Kordofan, Sudan based on an analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and multiple eyewitness accounts. The three alleged mass grave sites identified in this report are separate from and in addition to...

    Aug 2011
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  • ATHA Community Participation in Humanitarian Relief and Protection: From Principle to Reality

    According to the Sphere Standards, disaster-affected populations should actively participate into the design, implementation and evaluation of humanitarian programs. Necessitating the involvement of beneficiaries is viewed as a way to lessen the inherent dependency in the aid relationship...

    Aug 2011
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  • Convoy: Evidence of Heavy Military Activity in Kadugli, South Kordofan

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified through analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery captured on 4 July 2011 an apparent Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) convoy travelling through Kadugli town consistent with an at least regiment-sized unit, which is equal to approximately 1000...

    Jul 2011
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  • Urban Health: a 21st Century Crisis

    This brief report reviews the health concerns that arise with rapid urbanization and confront humanitarian organizations during acute emergencies.  The authors argue that one way forward is for humanitarian organizations to learn from existing grass-roots efforts.

    Jul 2011
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  • Crime Scene: Evidence of Mass Graves in Kadugli, Sudan

    SSP has found evidence consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Government of Sudan-aligned (GoS) militias have apparently engaged in a campaign of systematic mass killing of civilians in Kadugli, South Kordofan. Under the Rome Statute and other international...

    Jul 2011
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  • Strike Range: Apparent Deployment of SAF Mobile Rocket Launchers Near South Kordofan

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery captured on 28 June has identified four vehicles consistent with BM-21 mobile multiple rocket launcher (MRL) systems at an apparent Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) camp southwest of El Obeid, North Kordofan, Sudan....

    Jul 2011
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  • On the Move: Evidence of Civilian Displacement and SAF Control of Kadugli

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery collected 17 June 2011 confirms reports that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) control Kadugli and that civilians have been displaced to a location north of the town. More than 300 structures consistent with temporary...

    Jun 2011
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  • Talking Peace: A Population-Based Survey on Attitudes about Security, Dispute Resolution, and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Liberia

    Liberia has made progress in peacebuilding and reconstruction in the aftermath of a 14-year long civil war, but the country continues to face challenges in overcoming the results of a legacy of violence. This study, undertaken in November and December 2010, provides insight into Liberians...

    Jun 2011
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  • After the First Trial: A Population-Based Survey on Knowledge and Perception of Justice and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

    On July 26, 2010, Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, was convicted of crimes against humanity and grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions for events that took place three decades earlier under the Khmer Rouge regime. Following this important milestone for the Extraordinary Chambers in the...

    Jun 2011
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  • Bombardment: Evidence of Aerial and Artillery Attacks in the Nuba Mountains

    Satellite Sentinel Project's (SSP) analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery has found evidence supporting multiple reports that Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are conducting aerial and artillery bombardment in the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan, Sudan. Fixed wing aircraft consistent...

    Jun 2011
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  • Abyei Invasion: Evidence of SAF Incursion Abyei

    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has confirmed through the 
    analysis of DigitalGlobe imagery that the southern-aligned 
    base at Todach has been recently razed; evidence consistent with an attack on that location by armored vehicles is visible. The...

    May 2011
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