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January 14th, 2020

UNICEF urges the Burmese government to protect children from ERWs after more children are killed by landmines in Rakhine State

UNICEF has expressed their concerns of continued and intensified fighting in Rakhine State, Burma. A statement was issued after four children were killed on 6th January and five injured when an explosive device went off whilst they collected firewood from a forest near Htike Htoo Paul village in Buthidaung township, Rakhine State....

December 13th, 2019

Break the Silence: the obstacles and affects of the non-reporting of sexual abuse against males amongst Rohingya Muslims

  Whilst Aung San Suu Kyi continues to stay silent in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the claim that the Burmese military used systematic sexual violence and rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls, it has been found that male victims of sexual violence are keeping silent in Bangladesh’s refugee camps....

December 12th, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Burma against allegations of genocide in ICJ

  Burma’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has defended her government against accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Yesterday the Nobel Peace Prize laureate spoke in the UN ICJ stating that the case against Burma was “incomplete and incorrect”....

December 3rd, 2019

Country Briefings: September – November 2019

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....

May 29th, 2019

Karma, Rebirth and Disability: Challenging the stigma in Burma

Influences of Buddhism are estimated to have reached two billion people currently alive, according to the Independent Living Institute. The study finds that in Asia, where there is a long history of Buddhist teaching and practice, the concept of karma and rebirth continues to play a substantial role in influencing cultural and social responses to disability....

May 25th, 2019

Celebrating 20 Years of SWAN

On the recent visit to Burma, the HART team’s first stop was in Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State, to celebrate with the SWAN team on their 20th Anniversary. Attended by SWAN staff, founders, advisory team members, partner organisations and supporters, the event consisted of several exhibitions which exemplified SWAN’s commitment and success over the last 20 years....

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 9th, 2019

Community Health Worker Series: Sam Pount

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....

May 9th, 2019

Community Health Worker Series: Nang Kham Qyo

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....

May 9th, 2019

Community Health Worker Series: Nang Mwe Khao

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....
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