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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 were used as human shields, soldiers on frontlines and suicide bombers, while atrocities and extreme expressions of violence continued with ‘near-total’ impunity in countries around the world....

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 25th, 2018

Human Rights Watch: Thousands Forced into UN Protection Sites in Wau

The Human Rights Watch has released a report detailing violent attacks and counterinsurgencies in the Western Region of South Sudan. Despite a ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ agreement in June, tens of thousands of civilians have been forced into United Nations protecti...

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 9th, 2018

Reflecting on the 7th Anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence

Today marks the 7th anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence. Speaking earlier today at a short reflection organised by CAFOD, Baroness Cox highlights the courage and resourcefulness of the people who continue to rebuild their communities after decades of war and conflict....

July 5th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

On the 4th of July, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.       Lord Bates (the Minister of State for DfID) noted HART’s work in the debat...

July 2nd, 2018

South Sudan: The Time For Talk Is Over, What we Want From Our Government! What We Want From the World!

As we approach the end of the first half of year, the recent news about another agreement of peace between President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar is welcome news indeed. The duo ‘finally inked an agreement to end the war’[1]. Whilst we digest this development with cautious optimism, it seems appropriate at this point to reflect on the goals set following the last HART visit in January to assess the peace situation in South Sudan and consider if any progress has been made towards peace....

June 18th, 2018

Spotlight: Fighting breaks out between rebels and Government forces in South Sudan

Our partner Reverend Andrew from the Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has reported an outbreak of violence in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region. On June 12th 2018, conflict broke out between the rebels and government soldiers, violating a ceasefire that has been repeatedly breached since it came into effect in mid-2014....
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