Can tech help prevent human attrocities? Satellite Sentinel Project suggests, “yes.”
With four staff members and a half-dozen interns, the new team quickly learned to search for clues of impending attacks. Nine months after launching the project, they detected SAF troops gathering within 40 miles of the Sudanese village of Kurmuk. After the Satellite Sentinel Project issued a report about it over the Internet, more than 1,500 villagers fled across the border to Ethiopia. By the time the invasion took place, there were few people left to kill. “We saw that coming and went all Paul Revere up in that,” Raymond says.