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May 13th, 2019

Dam innovation to change life for students at Loi Tai Leng

In October 2017, cross-border aid was cut in order to be redirected to the Rohingya suffering persecution in Western Myanmar. This resulted in a severe food shortage and the closure of two dormitories at schools along the border. Mwe, who is responsible for all 6 schools for displaced children along the border, explained to the HART team on their recent visit that the soil around Loi Tai Leng School is infertile and therefore unable to provide adequate farming opportunities and food....

May 3rd, 2019

Community Health Worker Series: Nang Shwe Hean

HART is the main donor for SWAN’s Health Programme, which aims to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality rates in rural areas of Shan State, Burma, and amongst displaced populations in Thailand. SWAN trains health workers and volunteers from inside Shan State, teaching them about reproductive health and family planning....

January 7th, 2019

Children in Conflict – 2018 Review

In 2018, humanitarian reports were defined by violations against children. Described by UNICEF as the moral crisis of our age, children in conflict areas were used as human shields, soldiers on frontlines and suicide bombers while atrocities and extreme expressions of violence continued with ‘near-total’ impunity in several countries around the world....

December 18th, 2018

Messages from Loi Tai Leng

Having escaped ethnic conflict and human rights abuses under the Burmese Army, thousands of Shan people are seeking refuge at Loi Tai Leng, one of six displacement camps along the Burma-Thai border. The following messages have been sent from students at our partner organisation, Loi Tai Leng School....

December 11th, 2018

World Kachin Congress Condemns Sentencing of Civil Society Leaders in Burma

Three civil society leaders have been sentenced to 6 months in prison with a fine of 500,000 Kyat each for ‘defamation’ of the Burma army under Article 500 of the Panel Law. The World Kachin Congress (WKC) has condemned the charges, claiming Ms Nang Pu, Mr Lum...

October 16th, 2018

Understanding the Legacy of British Imperialism on Burma’s Internal Conflicts

The U.N recently published a report that called for top Burmese military commanders to be investigated for crimes against civilians under international law, including rape, murder, torture, and genocide. The report follows the mass exodus of Rohingya people since August last year, which has forced at least 900,000 people to seek refuge in Bangladesh....

October 11th, 2018

Latest Update from Hart Partner SWAN: Student Lunch Campaign and Statement in Response to Ongoing Violence in Burma

Lunches 4 Littles Established in 1998, the SWAN Foundation is an affiliate of the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) that aims to respond to the needs of Shan migrants living along the Thai-Burma border, who are discriminated against by the Burmese military. Reduced bord...

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....
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