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October 4th, 2019

The reality of becoming a child soldier in Syria

It doesn’t come as a surprise that 75% of the most vulnerable civilians in Syria are women and children. Much of this vulnerability comes from the extreme poverty they face during the ongoing war. Unfortunately, it leads many parents to believe that the only option for their sons is to send them off to fight for and alongside armed terrorist groups such as ISIS who sometimes provide financial subsidies to the families....

June 3rd, 2019

Latest Humanitarian Report on Syria: March – May 2019 Briefing

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. We have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Sudan, Nigeria, South Sudan, Burma, Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh, which we will be releasing this week....

March 15th, 2019

Eight Years of War: The Syria Crisis

On this day in 2011, war broke out in Syria. The violent suppression of anti-government protests fuelled a multi-front armed conflict that has drawn world powers into the fight for Syria’s liberation and, over the course of eight years, we have continuously witnessed disturbing images of destruction, violence, families torn apart and people risking their lives in search of safety. ...

March 1st, 2019

Country Briefings – December 2018 to February 2019

Every three months, we publish news-round ups on key issues, humanitarian reports and political conditions which affect HART’s partner organisations. Read about ISIS’ last enclave in Syria, Nigeria’s presidential election, and the release of 119 child soldiers in South Sudan by clicking on the country links below....

February 18th, 2019

Screening Procedures Risk Lives of Syrians Escaping Islamic State

The UN’s World Health Organisation reported that 35 children and newborns have died in the past two months after fleeing Islamic State to al-Hol Camp. Since the 22nd January, 10,000 people have left IS territory and were taken to the camp in Hassakeh Province which now supports 25,000 people....

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 areas were used as human shields, soldiers on frontlines and suicide bombers while atrocities and extreme expressions of v...

December 17th, 2018

HART’s Syria Local Partner EPDC Update

Local Context Following the withdrawal of armed groups from Maaloula, the town was left with severe structural damage. The damage to private and public buildings – shops, houses, and land – impeded the local population returning to rebuild their livelihoods, with less than half the original population able to move back into their homes....

December 5th, 2018

Baroness Cox responds to Question on Syria

On Wednesday the 5th December, Baroness Cox (crossbench) responds to Baroness D’Souza’s question asking the UK Government what plans they have to provide resources for reconstruction programmes in Syria. Baroness Cox asks how aid and support for areas unde...

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....
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