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July 19th, 2013

Remember Sudan: A message of support

This summer friends and supporters of HART have spoken out for civilians still trapped in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State. The Remember Sudan photo petition is a collection of messages from people in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State and from people in Britain wanting to add their own voices....

July 17th, 2013

House of Lords Debate the Sudanese Question: My First Day as a HART Intern

On my first day as an intern at HART I was propelled into the world of government policy with a trip to the House of Lords, and as a recent politics graduate with a longstanding interest in Sudan this was an extremely exciting opportunity.  Over the past year, as President of Nottingham Aegis Students, I have been personally involved in developing and implementing a national student campaign called We Need to Talk About Sudan which sought to place pressure on the British government to speak out against the war atrocities being committed by the Sudanese Government....

July 12th, 2013

War Crimes in Sudan: Baroness Cox draws attention to the unilateral aerial bombardment of the civilian population undertaken by the Khartoum Government.

This Tuesday in the House of Lords, Lord Alton of Liverpool asked the British Government what assessment they had made of the Amnesty International Report We had no time to bury him: War crimes in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. He highlighted the shocking extent of the purging of the Nuba people and asked when this issue was last raised in the United Nations Security Council....

May 17th, 2013

Baroness Cox speaks out on Sudan, South Sudan and Burma in the Queen’s Speech debates.

On Wednesday the House of Lords debated the government’s plans for the year ahead in defense  international development, foreign and commonwealth affairs, as set out by the Queen’s Speech. HART CEO, Baroness Cox, spoke out on the situations in Sudan and Burma....

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 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....

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 27th, 2013

Baroness Cox on Radio 4’s Today Programme: “Let’s have sanctions”

Baroness Cox spoke on this morning’s Today Programme following an extended interview with a seventeen year old girl who recently fled violence in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. This month marks the ten year anniversary of conflict in Darfur. Since then 300,000 people have been killed in Darfur and an estimated 3 million have been displaced....
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