Leading man George Clooney has revealed he’s taking action to prevent crimes against humanity as part of his on-going commitment to Darfur.
Clooney helps to fund a satellite program that watches the troubled border of Sudan and South Sudan. The satellites spy on the atrocities carried out by the Sudanese government, whose leader Omar Al-Bashir has been found guilty of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
Akshaya Kumar, who coordinates the Satellite Sentinel Project, is aware that the Sudanese government knows that they are being watched and explained that the project will ‘continue to inform the international community’.
Clooney explained that the project is successful, as attacks have decreased and rarely happen during the day. The next stage will be to introduce infra-red so the project can monitor behaviour during the night. He continued:
‘We want to keep an eye on some of the atrocities going on there because we want not just accountability, but to make it more difficult to act without ramification.’
‘It’s our job to try and shine a light on those places. If it helps at all, it is worth it.’
We salute the actor’s courage and innovative approach to helping those in need.