Clooney with South Sudan village elder. Photo credit: Enough Project.
“Sudan may be the world’s most murderous conflict. But the suffering of its people has been obscured, redacted, made silent,” says an op-ed on Vice News.
The piece is written by George Clooney and John Prendergast. Together, they aim to break through that silence.
We are big fans of the way Clooney has melded ideas and action through the Satellite Sentinel Project, which uses cutting-edge satellite and mapping technology. Prendergast is an activist, co-founder of the SSP, and cofounder of Enough, which fights to end genocide and crimes against humanity.
More than 2.5 million people have already died in various conflicts in Sudan over the last twenty years – and violence is rising.
“The US doesn’t need to intervene militarily in Sudan. No budget-busting aid operation is required,” say Clooney and Prendergast. Instead, they argue for a tougher stance from Washington – and harsher treatment for those complicit in crimes against humanity.