November 13th, 2019
In our latest blog, we touched upon the unjust detention of children who are suspected of being members of the extremist group, Boko Haram by the Nigerian armed forces. Last week Human Rights Watch reported the positive news that 86 more children had been released from the inhumane conditions....
November 11th, 2019
Out of almost 83 million under 15 years olds
in Nigeria, 13.2 million
are out of school. UNICEF
found that one in every five children out of school globally are from Nigeria.
Currently in Nigeria, 94.7 million people are living in extreme poverty (living on under $1.90 per day) and education is one essential tool for anyone, anywhere to have an opportunity to escape it....
November 1st, 2019
Violence has been rife in Nigeria for over 30 years. However the combination of a growing population and a mix of weather related factors has lead to a significant increase in ethnoreligious attacks in the last decade. Northern Nigeria and the middle-belt have been sieged as Hausa ethnicity dominated regions and heavily dominated by groups such as Boko Haram and other militant Islam groups....
August 16th, 2019
HART partner, Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi from the Diocese of Jos recently spoke to the Times about the sacrifices he has had to make in order to stand by his faith.
“Few places are as deadly as central Nigeria. For years villages on the front line between Islam in the North and Christianity in the South have been victims of the fighting between Muslim militants and Christians determined to protect their lives and rights.”
“Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi lives in the middle of the conflict zone, in the city of Jos…”
To read the full article, click here
August 7th, 2019
In northern and central Nigeria, Fulani militants continue to engage in an aggressive land-grabbing policy. They seek to replace diversity and difference with a monochrome ideology (similar to Boko Haram’s) that is imposed with violence on those who refuse to comply....
July 12th, 2019
On Thursday 11th July, Baroness Cox spoke in the House of Lords on accounts of religious persecution that she has witnessed first hand in Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan.
Watch the video on youtube here
and read the full transcript below:
Debate: Religious Persecution
11 July 2019
Baroness Cox’s speech:
My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Elton, on initiating this timely debate and on his comprehensive opening speech....
June 28th, 2019
Boko Haram is a group which originated with its opposition to Western values and education with Boko Haram being roughly translated as ‘Western Education is Sinful’
but has now evolved into a group which uses violence to achieve these goals by attacking Christians in Northern Nigeria....
June 18th, 2019
On June 17, at least 30 people were killed and 40 injured in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno – the largest mass killing this year by Islamist militants, according to Reuters.
UNICEF has condemned the use of children as suicide bombers in the attack on Monday, confirming that two underage girls and a boy blew themselves up at a community viewing football centre in the Konduga area of Borno State....
June 2nd, 2019
In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. We have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Sudan, Nigeria, South Sudan, Burma, Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh, which we will be releasing this week....
May 9th, 2019
On Thursday 9th May, Baroness Cox (crossbench) asked the British Government to acknowledge that the scale and asymmetry of attacks against Christians in Nigeria has an ideological basis. Since the Fulani insurgency began, thousands of Christians have been targeted and killed....