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August 1st, 2020

Why Economic Sanctions on Syria Must Stop

  The conflict that has been raging in Syria for nine years has caused an unbearable level of suffering for all the people in the country. We are pleased to partner with EPDC, (St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee), the Syrian Orthodox Church’s Development work in the country, and specifically with one of their projects in Maaloula, as well as providing general relief in the harsh winters. ...

July 31st, 2020

The Work of the EPDC and My Experiences Volunteering at a Refugee Camp

  HART is partnered with EPDC (St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee), which provides the means for people living in poverty and under oppression to increase their capacity to improve their living conditions. Following HART’s partnership with the EPDC, it has worked to help empower the women of Maaloula to combat food scarcity in their community....

July 24th, 2020

Letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab MP Concerning Sanctions Imposed on Syria

Baroness Cox has authored and co-signed, alongside two former ambassadors to Syria, two former Archbishop’s of Canterbury, a former Chief of General Staff of the British Army, a former Chief of Naval Staff and many others, a letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab imploring him to end the economic sanctions on Syria....

May 14th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s Question in the HoL on British Sanctions on Syria during COVID-19- 13/05/20

Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the humanitarian situation in Syria; and what steps they are taking to initiate the lifting of sanctions on that country.   The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon) (Con): My Lords, after years of conflict, Covid-19 poses a particularly significant threat in Syria....

April 9th, 2020

Baroness Cox campaigns for Syria

Baroness Cox has joined with former Ambassadors to Syria and fellow Peers to submit a letter to The Times Newspaper, campaigning for the British Government to lift sanctions on Syria in light of the COVID-19 outbreak....

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 22nd, 2020

Written Question: Baroness Cox receives answers to her questions on chemical weapons in Syria 20/01/2020

Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Mayday Rescue Foundation, in its role as a UK-implementing partner, was involved in choosing witnesses for interview by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Douma Fact-Finding Mission on behalf of the UK; and whether they are aware of any investigation for possible financial irregularities in respect of that foundation....

January 8th, 2020

Written Questions & Answers from Baroness Caroline Cox 07/01/2019

Syria

Question: Baroness Cox

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 October (HL17990), what further steps they have taken to minimise the impact on civilians of sanctions imposed on Syria....

December 3rd, 2019

Country Briefings: September – November 2019

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....

November 5th, 2019

Written Answer: Baroness Cox receives answers to her questions on Syria oilfields

Question:

Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Armed Forces have, or are intended to have, any involvement in controlling the al-Omar oilfield in Syria.

Answer:

Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK remains fully committed to the Global Coalition against Daesh and we must not lose sight of the threat that they still pose....
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