April 28th, 2017HART news
- We’re looking for a part time summer Finance and Admin Intern to join our HART team this summer. For more information and to apply please visit our internship page here
- Despite ongoing atrocities and conflict in Burma, a delegation led by Burma military chief Senior-General Min aung Hlaing arrived in Austria on Sunday to meet with the Chief of Defence of Austrian Armed Forces as part of a European Goodwill visit
April 21st, 2017HART news
- We’re looking for a part time summer Finance and Admin Intern to join our HART team this summer. For more information and to apply please visit our internship page http://bit.ly/2pm3zpp
- Burma General, Min Aung Hlaing, has escaped international scrutiny and accountability for international crimes
- 285 people killed and 1,073 others injured across Burma during a four-day water festival
- Armed ethnic groups collectively called upon the government to accord all ethnic organisations with equal and dignified status at the second 21st Century Panglong Conference held in Chiangmai, Thailand
- Approximately 300 political prisoners kept in prison in Burma, according to report by Assistant Association for Political Prisoners
- Nigerian army has freed over 1,600 persons from Boko Haram hideouts in the northeast region, killing at least 21 militants in the operation
- The world must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid ‘mass exodus’
- Food aid will be cut for more than a million hungry Nigerians affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency if promised funding from the international community does not arrive
- War-torn South Sudan’s hospitals are facing critical shortages
- Three hundred UK troops and millions of pounds in foreign aid will be poured into South Sudan as famine grips the world’s newest country
- Anglican University to open in South Sudan
- 8 million people need assistance in Sudan.
April 13th, 2017
- Sudan, Burma and Nigeria, all countries that HART works in, have all ranked in the top 5 countries at most risk of experiencing a new episode of genocide – Yemen and Afghanistan make up the rest
- China and Burma have reached an agreement on an oil pipeline between the neighbouring countries after almost a decade of talks, with the project due to start “very quickly”, Chinese vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin said on Monday
- Three civilians were shot dead in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme Township during armed clashes between Burmese government forces and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) on Sunday
- A ferry, which was carrying around 66 people, capsized in the Ngawun River near Pathein after colliding with a boat carrying gravel around 7:30 p.m.
April 13th, 2017We were overwhelmed with the high quality of this year’s creative and essay entries for HART prize for Human Rights. Last week we enjoyed a wonderful showcase of the essays and creative pieces, as well as an address from Baroness Cox at the HART prize awards ceremony....
April 7th, 2017Burma
- Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s one-year-old government has retained support in its Yangon strongholds in this weeks by-elections, but lost backing from ethnic minority areas that helped boost her party to election victory following a by-election on Saturday
- The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Burma’s security forces, Ata Ullah, said last week his group would keep fighting “even if a million die” unless the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took action to protect the religious minority
- Burma’s State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is adding her own provisions to a draft law combating hate speech.
March 31st, 2017Burma
- Aung Sun Suu Kyi has said that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar’s Kachin state will only be able to return to their homes when all stakeholders work together in pursuit of ethnic peace
- An armed militant group fighting Myanmar’s government on behalf of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defence and denying links to any terrorist group
- One year in, Aung San Suu Kyi has offered to step down recognising the frustration of the people of Burma that little progress has been made in a variety of areas.
March 31st, 2017Following famine being declared in several areas in South Sudan earlier this month, Guernsey is to send £46,000 in emergency relief to the struggling country through HART. With ongoing civil war, widespread conflict, massive inflation, and drought, millions are at risk of starvation and 100,000 South Sudanese are already experiencing famine conditions....
March 24th, 2017Burma
- The United Nations human rights council is to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Some 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months, and the UN has gathered accounts of gang rapes and mass killings.
March 17th, 2017Burma
- A close associate of murdered Myanmar lawyer Ko Ni says the constitutional expert was working on a plan to weaken the military’s political power when he was gunned down at Yangon’s airport
- Between ten and twenty thousand Burmese refugees have flooded into the outskirts of Nansan, China, over the past week, after renewed violence in Myanmar’s Shan State between government forces and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army
- Reports that Burma is using bureaucratic means to expel its Rohingya Muslim minority from the country through “Conducting a household survey – where those absent may be struck off the list” that could be the only legal proof of their status in Myanmar
- China’s Special Envoy for Asian Affairs, Sun Guoxiang, asked the Northern Alliance to stop fighting with the Burma Army at a meeting in Kunming, China, having previously met with the United Wa State Army (UWSA) the MNDAA on Tuesday
- Two civilians were killed and two others were injured in fresh clashes between the Burma Army and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in the village of Nam Phat Kha in Kutkai Township of northern Shan State on Tuesday
- Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents
March 10th, 2017Burma
- 53 MPs have signed Early Day Motion (a Parliamentary petition) calling on the British government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into the situation in Rakhine State, Burma
- 30 people died in clashes between ethnic groups and Burmese forces along the border with China on Monday, dealing a blow to leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s goal of reaching peace with minorities.