This report was researched and written by Human Rights Watch staff in the Africa division and Emergencies program. It was edited by James Ross, Legal and Policy director, and Andrew Mawson, deputy director of the Program office of Human Rights Watch.
Production assistance was provided by McKenzie Price, associate in the Africa division. Anna Lopriore coordinated photo preparation and Andrea Holley prepared the report for publication. Yaron David designed the maps. The satellite images were obtained and analyzed by the Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Human Rights Watch would like to thank Lars Bromley and the Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their invaluable collaboration on the satellite imagery. Above all, we extend our deep gratitude to all the organizations and individuals interviewed for this report and to various people who reviewed drafts and shared their insights into the regions troubled history. Sadly, these contributors cannot be named due to security concerns.