November 18th, 2016
News Round-Up 18/11/2016
News from HART
- Our Christmas Carol Concert is now less than three short weeks away! The event is on the 7th December, more details can be found here.
- The HART team returned from an eventful annual visit to Nigeria this week.
- Violence has escalated in Rakhine state, with more than 100 members of the Rohingya minority group alleged to have been killed.
- Human Rights Watch has called on the Burmese government to allow human rights monitors and independent journalists unfettered access to northern Rakhine State. The organisation highlighted the need to investigate alleged widespread property destruction and rights abuses against the Rohingya.
- The UN has stated that 75,000 children in Nigeria could starve to death within months. Millions have been displaced in the north-east of the country by the Boko Haram insurgency.
- The U.S has stated its concerns regarding the deaths of Nigerian Shi’ites in clashes with police. It is alleges that the response of the police were disproportionate.
- Refugees from South Sudan have been flowing into Uganda at an unprecedented rate. The country is struggling to accommodate the influx of over 2,900 South Sudanese refugees per day.
- The U.S. is seeking an arms embargo through the Security Council. Fears are growing over the rise in ethnic hatred and targeting of civilians.
- South Sudanese soldiers and rebels have clashed in a state bordering Sudan, killing at least 15 people. Violence has raged on after months of failed talks and peace accords.
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