November 13th, 2018

Press Release, 12 November 2018

WHO WILL PROTECT NIGERIA’S NORTHERN CHRISTIANS? Today, Baroness Cox has returned from a fact-finding mission to Nigeria, where thousands of Christians have reportedly been killed in escalating attacks led by Fulani militia. She visited the Anguldi Refugee Camp in Jos...

November 8th, 2018

The Dangers of Being a Girl in a Refugee Camp

Refugee camps are home to some of the most vulnerable portions of global societies – those forced to leave their homes for fear of persecution, war, natural disasters, and other threats to life. Nearly 25.4 million refugees have endured an experience that, fortunately, most of us will not face....

October 9th, 2018

Update: Violent Weekend in Jos

The city of Jos, Nigeria, has witnessed a tumultuous final weekend of September, with a rise in violent attacks and widespread chaos. Internationally there has been a media blackout; however, we have received correspondence from HART partner Rev. Hassan John who has repor...

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....

July 27th, 2018

FGM: an inherent cultural tradition that needs to be dealt with

Excruciating pain. Psychological scarring. Child bearing issues. Future health risks. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a dangerous, irreversible procedure that is ubiquitous in societies around the world and is ever-present (under the surface) in the UK....

July 20th, 2018

Violence in Nigeria – and the addiction crisis behind it

In recent years Nigeria has very publicly struggled to control the violence of militant groups, with famous ambassadors such as Michelle Obama and Malala Yousafzai backing the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in response to the abduction of 276 girls from Chibok in 2014....

July 18th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks escalating violence in Nigeria

On the 17th of July 2018, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the escalating violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria. A copy of the full debate can be found here. _________________________...

July 3rd, 2018

Why is the Fulani Herdsmen crisis so difficult to tackle?

The Fulani Herdsmen have been involved in violent clashes with Nigerian farmers for over two decades. Amnesty International has declared that 549 lives were lost to such conflicts in 2017 alone. With such alarming figures it is clear that tension between Fulani herdsmen and local farmers is a grave cause for concern for both the government and the people of Nigeria....

July 2nd, 2018

Fulani Herders follow on from Boko Haram

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
The Islamist insurgency in northern and central Nigeria continues to escalate as Fulani militants use sophisticated weaponry and “barbaric” practices to displace vulnerable rural communities. Thousands of Christians have been killed and hundreds of churches have been burned....

June 29th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks continuing violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria

On the 28th of June, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the ongoing crisis in Nigeria. Before speaking, Caroline requested updates from our partner Rev. Hassan John in Jos.   A copy of her full speech ca...
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