Twenty years ago, Sudanese government forces and allied Arab militias launched a systematic campaign of destruction against villages largely belonging to the Fur, Zaghawa, and Masalit peoples in Darfur, Sudan. Today, civilians in Darfur remain at risk of mass atrocities.
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Last month, we shared the results of our Early Warning Project’s latest Statistical Risk Assessment (SRA)—a list of 163 countries ranked by their risk for onset of state-led mass killing. As we’ve taken our results on the road, we’ve found that we are commonly asked some variation of this question: This is all very interesting, but what am I supposed to do with email@example.com
For the third year in a row, Sudan and Burma rank among the three countries at greatest risk of experiencing a new episode of state-led mass killing, according to the Early Warning Project’s annual rankings released today.
In an effort to shine a light on the largely underreported and forgotten situation in the Nuba Mountain region of Sudan, the Museum worked with award-winning filmmaker Andrew Berends to support the production of Madina’s Dream, a documentary exploring the human dimensions of life in this troubled region.
Since May 28, we have been running a wiki survey asking “What are the best policy options for engaging with the government of Sudan to end or curtail its attacks on civilians across the country?” Recently overshadowed by the civil war in South Sudan, atrocities in Sudan have continued in regions such as Blue Nile, Kordofan and Nuba Mountains.
Satellite imagery is often used to verify reports of a mass human rights violation, such as the destruction of a village in a remote or inaccessible area, and current practice is generally reactive and costly. While serving as a Fellow of the Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide, Dr. Andrew Marx tested a more proactive and cost-effective approach to using satellite imagery to detect mass human rights violations.
For over two years, a humanitarian catastrophe has unfolded in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains as fighting intensifies between the government of Sudan and thousands of fighters from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North. Here is a report from the region.
Two new reports from Doctors Without Borders and Human Rights Watch begin to shed light on the gravity of the situation along the border between Sudan and South Sudan.
The Museum asked Pete Muller, an experienced photojournalist who has lived in South Sudan for three years and traveled repeatedly to the border region, to share his photos and report on the crisis.
WASHINGTON, DC—On the first anniversary of the separation of Sudan into two sovereign states, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum registered deep concern over escalating cross-border violence as well as ongoing threats to civilian populations in both countries.