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June 26th, 2020

Spotlight On: CHARM

A key objective of HART’s 2019 visit to Myanmar was to explore the possibility of launching a project that will provide education and training for Community Health Workers’ (CHWs) to help people with disabilities in Myanmar. The project’s title is CHARM – Community, Hope and Rehabilitation in Myanmar....

June 19th, 2020

Spotlight On: Loi Tai Leng School

  Shan State in the east of Burma has been the scene of fighting and ethnic violence for decades. Since 1995, campaigns have been waged against the Shan people which have brought violence to the area and displaced hundreds of thousands. Since 1995, there have been widespread reports of human rights violations against the Shan people including torture, rape, arbitrary arrest and extensive discrimination....

June 12th, 2020

Spotlight On: Health and Hope, Chin State

  Located in the remote mountains of north west Burma, Chin State is home to over 500,000 ethnic Chin. While the term ‘Chin’ generally refers to one of the many Burmese ethnic groups, the Chin are ethnically and linguistically diverse....

June 5th, 2020

Spotlight on: Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

  Background Shan State in the east of Burma has been the scene of fighting and ethnic violence for decades. Since 1995, campaigns have been waged against the Shan people which have brought violence to the area and displaced hundreds of thousands....

March 11th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s question in the HoL on aid – 10/03/2020

Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Baronesses, Lady Berridge and Lady Sugg, on their appointments, which we warmly welcome. As I will be speaking about older women, perhaps I should declare an interest, given my age of 82....

March 2nd, 2020

Larn Tai, Director of Education for Shan State, Burma wins award at the Thai Foundations Awards Ceremony

A huge congratulations to Larn Tai who manages all HART projects at Loi Tai Leng School in Burma. If you would like to learn more about Loi Tai Leng School, click here.   Larn Tai is Director of Education for Shan State and in charge of education at Loi Tal Leng....

February 26th, 2020

Students shelled in Burma on Children’s Day

The 13th February is Children’s Day in Burma, a day which should secure the safety of all children in the country. However, this year at 10AM, shells from ongoing fighting that was happening three kilometres away hit a school in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State....

February 20th, 2020

Burma: Draconian laws sends poets to jail

Peacock Generation is a poetry group based in Burma with a string of charges against them. On 17th February 2020, three members of the group were convicted of “online defamation” and sentenced to six months in prison whilst four members were acquitted....

January 28th, 2020

ICJ orders Burma to take “all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya from genocide

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Liz Throssell, welcomed the Order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Burma must take “all measures within its power” to protect members of the Rohingya ethnic minority group from all future acts that may amount to genocide under the provisions of Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide....

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....
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