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July 12th, 2019

Baroness Cox talks religious persecution in the HoL

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

The Health Crises caused by the Rise of Boko Haram

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

Children used as suicide bombers in triple attack on Nigeria

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

Latest Humanitarian Report on Nigeria: March – May 2019 Briefing

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

Baroness Cox talks persecution of Christians in Nigeria

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....

April 29th, 2019

Baroness Cox’s Easter Message in The Times

On Saturday 27th April, The Times newspaper published an article by Baroness Cox. In the article, she discussed the recent terror attacks in Sri Lanka and shed light on the inconsistency of media reporting on various persecuted Christian communities around the world. ...

March 1st, 2019

Country Briefings – December 2018 to February 2019

Every three months, we publish news-round ups on key issues, humanitarian reports and political conditions which affect HART’s partner organisations. Read about ISIS’ last enclave in Syria, Nigeria’s presidential election, and the release of 119 child soldiers in South Sudan by clicking on the country links below....

February 1st, 2019

Nigeria Briefing Jan 2019

Download our latest briefing on the political and humanitarian situation in Nigeria from December 2018 to January 2019. We are very grateful to all of our supporters who help us raise awareness of the plight facing communities in countries where we work....

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....
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