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May 2nd, 2013

Swim for Change: Join us crossing the English Channel

In the first week of July this year, I will be undertaking a relay swim across the English Channel with a team of six swimmers in order to raise funds and awareness for HART. Our website www.swimforchange.com gives you information on what we’re doing and why we’re doing it....

April 19th, 2013

Good news from friends in South Sudan

Twenty years ago Abraham’s brother and sister in law were captured as slaves by Arab raiders from north Sudan, their son who was 3 years old was not captured but was separated from his parents. Many of the couples friends and neighbours were killed during the raid....

April 12th, 2013

‘Remember Sudan’: A HART Exhibition

On the 11th April, The Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) held an Exhibition entitled ‘Remember Sudan’ at The Swiss Church. The exhibition featured a unique collection of drawings by children living in Sudanese refugee camps, photographs from the region and artwork produced by young people in the UK, wishing to speak out on behalf of those targeted by Khartoum’s aerial bombardment of civilians....

March 27th, 2013

HART Spring 2013 Newsletter

HART’s spring newsletter has been put together by our volunteers and features a report from HART’s recent visit towarzones on Sudan’s borderlands, stories from Uganda and Nagorno-Karabakh, upcoming events, and news from our partners around the world… You can download a copy of the newsletter below....

February 28th, 2013

House of Lords debate Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile

Yesterday, in a short debate in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked what is the British Government’s assessment of the current situation in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. On the 10th anniversary of the start of devastating violence in Darfur, six members of the House of Lords spoke on the humanitarian crisis and asked the British Government to take further action....

February 28th, 2013

Global call to “stop the horror” in Sudan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, London, Washington, Canberra • A decade on from the start of the mass atrocities in Darfur a coalition of politicians from three continents have called for urgent action to address the humanitarian crisis in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile • The Sudanese government is accused of intensifying indiscriminate bombings against rebel-held areas • Over a million people have been displaced or severely affected by violence and independent experts warn of man-made famine by April • Meanwhile, the decade-long conflict in Darfur continues, with 1.4 million living in camps and 3.5 million relying on food aid....

January 28th, 2013

Film: Returning to Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains

In January 2013, Baroness Cox and Dr Mukesh Kapila travelled hundreds of kilometres through Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. The two areas have been closed since armed conflict erupted between the Sudanese Government and opposition groups in June 2011....

January 23rd, 2013

Baroness Cox debates Sudan in the British Parliament

Following HART’s recent visit to Sudan, HART CEO Baroness Cox raised in Parliament the issue of the bombardment of civilians and denial of access to humanitarian aid in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions of Sudan, and asked what further representations have been made by the British Government to the Government of Sudan regarding these issues....

January 20th, 2013

Report from Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains

 
Children living in Caves in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
A delegation from HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) recently returned from visits to the war zones of Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan (Nuba Mountains) in Sudan. Speaking in Parliament, Baroness Cox said: “I witnessed daily aerial bombardments by the Khartoum Government that directly targeted civilians with 500 kilogram and incendiary bombs, destroying villages, markets and schools, inflicting death and injury on women and children, forcing thousands to hide in caves with deadly snakes and to die from hunger and disease with no health care; and causing nearly 200,000 refugees to flee to camps in South Sudan”  A full report and press release from the visit can be downloaded below....
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