GRAND PRIZE WINNER
from Detroit, Michigan
A note from Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell
About The Sentry
The Sentry seeks to dismantle the networks that fund and profit from Africa’s deadliest conflicts. Our investigations follow the money from conflict zones and into global economic centers. The Sentry provides policymakers with the information they require to take effective action. The Sentry is an initiative of Not On Our Watch and the Enough Project.
Over the past two decades, the area stretching from northeast to central Africa has been the deadliest war zone in the world. Tens of millions of people have perished. Responsibility for the violence and mass atrocities in this region of Africa is not limited to the individuals perpetrating the crimes. Networks of facilitators extend from the conflict zones into global economic centers and use legitimate systems of international finance, trade, and transportation to fund and equip conflict actors, as well as launder the spoils of war. Direct perpetrators of mass atrocities may be relatively insulated from international pressure, but their facilitators are certainly not.