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March 10th, 2020

Baroness Cox receives answer to written question on government assistant for IDPs in Nigeria – 09/03/2020

  Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench To ask Her Majesty’s Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northern and middle belt states; and what steps they have taken to protect civilians displaced by conflict in that country....

February 13th, 2020

Baroness Cox: 2019 round up of advocating in the House of Lords

Baroness Cox is the face of HART’s advocacy for the individuals and communities we help. In 2019, through written and verbal questions in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox advocated for Nigeria, Sudan and Syria 52 times, with topics ranging from human rights to sanctions....

January 23rd, 2020

Threat to aid workers in Nigeria remains serious

On 18th January, an entire section of a humanitarian facility in Ngala town, was burned down. Ngala is around 124 km away from Borno state’s capital Maiduguri. It is reported that all humanitarian staff in the facility are safe, however, a few of the vehicles used by the humanitarians to deliver aid had also been burnt....

January 8th, 2020

Queen’s Speech Debate 07/01/2019: Baroness Cox Question on Nigeria

Debate Question: Baroness Cox

My Lords, Her Majesty’s gracious Speech affirmed the UK’s commitment to “work closely with international partners to help solve the most complex international security issues and promote peace and security globally.” That was a very important commitment, yet I deeply regret that I have personally witnessed how, in Nigeria, British foreign policy has caused more harm than good....

January 8th, 2020

Written Questions & Answers from Baroness Caroline Cox 07/01/2019

Syria

Question: Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 October (HL17990), what further steps they have taken to minimise the impact on civilians of sanctions imposed on Syria....

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....

November 29th, 2019

The return of the Okukor

  European colonial rule in Africa has been a controversial topic for all parties involved, and recently the issue of looted artefacts has come to the forefront of discussion. Valuable pieces were looted from their African homes, and since their independence in 1960, Nigeria has sought for their return, with very little success, until now....

November 25th, 2019

Baroness Cox says, Britain must stop ignoring Christian prosecution in Nigeria

It has been five years since Nigeria’s Islamist Fulani herdsmen insurgency began. Thousands of civilians have been killed. Hundreds of Christian churches have been burned to rubble. Entire communities have been forced to abandon their homes and farmland....

November 22nd, 2019

Nollywood: An African Goldmine

In 1992, Nigeria’s film industry was born. In 2002, a journalist from The New York Times published an article which coined the term, Nollywood. Since 1992, Nollywood has grown an enormous amount, producing around 50 films per week! This makes it the second largest global film industry, just behind Bollywood, but above Hollywood....

November 18th, 2019

Mental Health: How a lack of education & funding has led to the inhumane care of mental health suffers

Globally, poor mental health has become a very prevalent issue in the past five years. In 2018, one Nigerian hospital in Lagos saw a 22% increase of new patients being admitted due to mental health conditions and a 50% increase in the number of patients struggling with substance abuse....
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