July 8th, 2015
Should there ever be any link between the words ‘child’ and ‘soldier’? On the 13th ‘International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers
’ (February 2015) UNICEF and the United Nations (UN) Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict reported that children are increasingly vulnerable to recruitment and use by armed groups in conflicts in over 20 countries worldwide. ...
July 3rd, 2015
News from HART
- Russell Kane will star in a comedy fundraiser for HART, in collaboration with the Comedy Bunker at Mill Hill, on Thursday 17th September. You can buy tickets here – £15 or £13.50 with a student discount.
- HART is now part of the Medium community, a social journalism platform that gives us the opportunity to be even more creative, diverse and collaborative.
June 26th, 2015
News from HART:
June 19th, 2015
This week – Omar al-Bashir narrowly escapes ICC justice.
– Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted Sudan’s President Omar-al Bashir back in 2009 for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the court has been struggling to secure cooperation from governments around the world in arresting Bashir and bringing him to trial at The Hague....
June 9th, 2015
Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) have a released a statement on the 4th anniversary of the renewal of conflict in Kachin areas following the breaking of a 17-year-old ceasefire by the Burmese Government.
As conflict has worsened in 2015, KWAT are calling for support from the international community by releasing this statement:
“The international community must start pressuring the Burmese government to stop its attacks against ethnic people.
June 8th, 2015
56 Solidarity Groups, including HART, have signed a letter calling for an ‘Immediate End to Offensives in Northern Burma/Myanmar and for the Provision of Unhindered Humanitarian Assistance to the IDPs
‘. The letter was published today (8th June 2015), the day before the 4th year anniversary of the breaking of the 17-year-old ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army by the Burmese military....
May 29th, 2015
On the 28th
May, the House of Lords opened for the ‘Debate on the Humble Address – foreign affairs, European affairs, international development and defence’.
Baroness Cox used this opportunity to highlight to the House ongoing human rights abuse against ethnic minorities in Burma, particularly in the Shan and Kachin states and genocide in Sudan, focusing on the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan....
May 22nd, 2015
fleeing persecution in Burma by boat have made international headlines this week. Petitions for ASEAN members and the international community to take action and end the humanitarian crisis for the refugees stranded at sea have been partially successful. ...
May 21st, 2015
A new report from Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) detailing ongoing human rights abuses, land expropriation and military offensives committed by the Burmese Army against the ethnic national peoples in Burma.
The report is based upon findings from a recent visit to Burma, with interviews conducted with IDPs within Shan State and representatives from Community Based Organisations (CBOs) working with the Shan, Kachin, Karen and Karenni people....