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April 30th, 2020

COVID-19 and Sudan

  Amidst the current pandemic, no country is unaffected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Whilst it stretches our empathy to think of others in an already difficult time, it’s important to remember that communities that were already struggling will be hit hardest by this global nightmare, this is the case in Sudan....

April 24th, 2020

Local Testimonies on Education in Sudan from January 2020

  At HART we pride ourselves on working with local partners and using their testimonies to drive our aid and advocacy initiatives. Below are some examples of the testimonies we heard on our last trip to Sudan in January about the need for education in the recently liberated Blue Nile region....

April 17th, 2020

Sudan: One Year On

A year after the Sudanese revolution, much has changed in the country. Perhaps the most significant impact has been the removal of President Omar al-Bashir by the Sudanese Armed Forces on 11th April 2019, after 5 months of social unrest. The army also ordered the arrest of all ministers of al-Bashir’s cabinet, dissolved the National Legislature and formed a Transitional Military Council....

April 15th, 2020

Easter Monday massacre in Abyei

We are deeply saddened to hear about another attack in Abyei -a disputed region along the border of Sudan/South Sudan- on Easter Monday when 4 people were killed, 2 children abducted, 50 homes were burnt and 95 goats looted. To support the affected community, please donate here and put a reference to ‘Abyei’....

April 15th, 2020

Education in Sudan

In Sudan, approximately 3 million children are presently out of education. Only 76% of primary aged children attend school, dropping to just 28% when they reach secondary school. In the worst affected area of Blue Nile, only 57% of children are in primary education....

April 6th, 2020

Sudan’s Transition to Democracy

  On 17 August 2019, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and civilian leaders signed a deal as part of a planned 39-month transition to democracy. We remain cautiously optimistic that their Constitutional Declaration will lead to the formation of a government that can guarantee peace and stability throughout Sudan....

February 13th, 2020

Baroness Cox: 2019 round up of advocating in the House of Lords

Baroness Cox is the face of HART’s advocacy for the individuals and communities we help. In 2019, through written and verbal questions in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox advocated for Nigeria, Sudan and Syria 52 times, with topics ranging from human rights to sanctions....

January 27th, 2020

SOUTH SUDAN: UN PEACEKEEPERS ‘ABANDON’ VILLAGE ONE HOUR BEFORE 32 CIVILIANS MASSACRED

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES ATTACHED

  On Wednesday 22 January, just after 7am, nomadic Misseriya herders attacked the Dinka village of Kolom in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border. The herders arrived on tuk-tuks and motorbikes, armed with assault rifles and two RPG-7s....

January 21st, 2020

Sudan’s Interim Government: Violence Continues

Sudan is one of the most fragile nations in the world with a long history of corrupt government and military. August 2019 saw a new interim government set to bring about democratic representation to the country within the next three years. But how well is this new government se...

December 3rd, 2019

Sudan Repeals Discriminatory Public Order Laws

For years the female population of Sudan have been battling for equal rights, both in the public and private spheres of life. Thankfully, last week the Sudanese government made the decision to repeal the public order laws, moving the fight for women’s rights in the correct direction....
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