This new strategy marks the first time the US government has made public a written strategy concerning mass atrocities, signaling the potential for a stronger, more coordinated effort across the US government.
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Although conflict frequently disrupts food systems, in the case of Ethiopia there are credible reports that parties to the conflict have destroyed food, crops, livestock, and civilian infrastructure such as water sources and that the Ethiopian federal government is responsible for deliberately starving civilians.
Remarks delivered on June 27, 2022, by Simon-Skjodt Center Director Naomi Kikoler at the International Religious Freedom Summit.
For the ninth year in a row, the Early Warning Project ran a comparison survey in December to solicit wisdom-of-the-crowd opinions on countries' relative risks for new mass killing. Due to less participation this year, we take the opportunity to reflect on two aspects of the survey methodology.
The Taliban’s takeover has increased the risk of mass atrocities in Afghanistan. Here’s how the United States can help prevent them.
Between August 25 and September 4, 2017, Rohingya villages across Burma’s Rakhine State experienced what they would each come to know as their own “Massacre Day.” Read about their experiences of forced displacement.
Remarks delivered by Naomi Kikoler, director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, at the Embassy of France’s screening of the film “Bringing Assad to Justice.”
Evidence of Russian atrocities against the Ukrainian people is mounting, with each day bringing fresh horrors. The calls for criminal accountability for the atrocities being committed in Ukraine must be met with States’ durable commitment to provide political backing, funding, and other resources needed to lay a foundation for accountability.
India ranks second in the Early Warning Project’s Statistical Risk Assessment for 2021-22, marking its highest risk and rank to date. For the last five years, India has ranked in the top 15 highest-risk countries. In this interview, human rights attorney and law professor Waris Husain discusses the country’s mass atrocity risks. He describes potential scenarios, drivers, dynamics, and recommendations for the international community.
How does forced displacement impact civilians and survivors of mass atrocities? Read about the case of Phnom Penh, a city of 3 million Cambodians evacuated by Khmer Rouge soldiers on April 17, 1975.