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January 18th, 2019

The Washington Times stands up for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians

  Tamara Winter, the operations lead at the Centre for Innovative Governance Research has written an article for The Washington Times about the worsening situation for persecuted Christians in Nigeria’s Middle-Belt region. The article Using findings from HART’s recent visit to the Middle-Belt in November 2018, the article urges Washington and the international community to designate Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern....

January 17th, 2019

Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report

On Thursday 17th January, Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its 29th annual review of human rights practices in more than 100 countries around the world. The report summarises the key threats to human rights in those countries, reporting on events from late 2017 through to November 2018....

January 7th, 2019

Children in Conflict – 2018 Review

In 2018, humanitarian reports were defined by violations against children. Described by UNICEF as the moral crisis of our age, children in conflict areas were used as human shields, soldiers on frontlines and suicide bombers while atrocities and extreme expressions of violence continued with ‘near-total’ impunity in several countries around the world....

December 6th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks Fulani Attacks in Nigeria

On the 6th of December, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to ongoing attacks led by Fulani militia in the northern and central belt states of Nigeria. Watch the debate below: Baroness Goldie noted HART’...

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....
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