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DigitalGlobe, Enough Project to monitor Sudan violence

Longmont, US: DigitalGlobe signed an agreement with the Enough Project to provide imagery and analysis services to monitor evidence of bombings, razed villages and possible threats to civilians in Sudan in an effort called the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP). DigitalGlobe will also contribute additional in-kind services.

“This partnership between DigitalGlobe and the Enough Project represents a game-changing leap forward in how to document evidence of crimes against humanity,” said George Clooney, who founded the SSP with Enough Project co-founder, John Prendergast.

DigitalGlobe”s expert analysts will continue to analyse imagery and information from sources on the ground and produce situational awareness reports of the possibility of mass violence in Sudan and South Sudan. The Satellite Sentinel Project then releases the reports to news organisations and policymakers and quickly notifies a mobile network of activists through social media.

“We are honored to partner with the Enough Project to help save the lives of innocent civilians in Sudan and South Sudan. We are especially appreciative of the generosity of George Clooney in making this important initiative a reality,” said Jeffrey R. Tarr, president and CEO of DigitalGlobe. “Our satellite constellation and imagery analysts will enable us to detect threats to civilians and document crimes against humanity, and together with the Enough Project team make a meaningful difference for the people of Sudan.”

Source: DigitalGlobe