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Satellite Sentinel Project

Creator Satellite Sentinel Project
Organization Type Non-governmental organizations
Organization Based In United States
Subjects Human rights monitoring; Humanitarian assistance; Human rights advocacy
Summary Established in 2010, the Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) combines satellite imagery analysis and field reports with Google's Map Maker technology to deter the resumption of war between North and South Sudan. It also provides accountability for mass atrocities by focusing world attention and generating rapid responses on human rights and human security concerns. SSP marks the first sustained, public effort to systematically monitor and report on potential hotspots and threats to security along a border, in near real-time (within 24-36 hours), with the aim of heading off humanitarian disaster and human rights crimes before they occur.
Languages English