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September 20th, 2019

How Timor-Leste is fighting off the curse of climate change

Recently climate change appears to be at the top of everyone’s agenda, except world leaders of course, and in July 2019 it was estimated that humanity only had 18 months to save our home planet. Brits have enjoyed record breaking high temperatures this summer (38.7 degrees in Cambridge 25/07/2019), with people driving to sunbath at the beach in their new £1 bikini or splashing in swimming pools all over the country, comfortably far away from the first ever forest fires experienced in the Arctic Circle....

September 17th, 2019

BJ Habibie, Indonesian president who paved the way for Timor-Leste’s independence referendum, dies

BJ Habibie, former Indonesian president who granted Timor-Leste an independence referendum in 1999, died last Wednesday (11/09/2019) at age 83. Habibie came into power in 1998, taking over from General Suharto, who had governed with an oppressive regime for 32 years....

September 13th, 2019

Timor-Leste: The paradox of malnourishment within fertile lands, and the powerful potential of programmes utilizing ‘word of mouth’ networks.

Timor-Leste is a country which has been left out of the international spotlight and can often be neglected by humanitarian groups and activists. It is a country of supreme natural beauty, with a subtropical climate and a mountainous, fertile landscape....

September 12th, 2019

Timor-Leste Timeline

This month’s focus country is Timor-Leste, which is perhaps generally one of the lesser known countries that HART operates and supports communities in. With this in mind, a timeline of events has been created to gain an understanding of Timor-Leste’s past, present and future....

September 6th, 2019

Recognising the need for further female empowerment in Timor-Leste

Since independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has seen an increase in young people internally migrating, 51.6% being women. On the surface this may come across as pursuit of employment or better education and from rural to urban. However, 38.2% of women migrate for marriage, and they tend to migrate to other rural areas....

September 4th, 2019

September Focus: Timor-Leste

Our monthly focus for September is on Timor-Leste and our partners at HIAM Health. HIAM Health began in 2003, seeking to combat malnutrition and give women more control over their lives and their families, by increasing their nutrition and diversifying their family’s personal food production....

January 28th, 2019

IPC Analysis Report on the Chronic Food Insecurity Situation in Timor-Leste

A report from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), officially published in January 2019, has concluded that only 25 per cent of the population in Timor-Leste are food secure. Approximately 430,000 people (36 per cent) are chronically food insecure across twelve municipalities and the Special Administrative Region of Oecussi and Ambeno (SAROA)....

October 5th, 2018

David’s Photo Diary – Timor-Leste 2018

In August, Baroness Cox and David Thomas (Projects Co-ordinator) travelled into the remote areas of Timor-Leste, the country with the 3rd worst rate of malnutrition (at least 46%) and child stunting in the world. HART has partnered with HIAM Health, an in-country NGO, for 14 years; and we visited this year for a week. ...

March 23rd, 2018

Spotlight: A Groundbreaking Maritime Border Deal, What Does it all Mean for Timor-Leste?

Welcome to our new series titled Spotlight, which gives our readers a quick news update focusing on developments that affect the countries where HART works. This week, we’re taking a look at the Treaty signed between Australia and Timor-Leste concerning their maritime boundaries. ...

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| Dark Past, Golden Future

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy.   Catarina Felix Machado, 25, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Creative Category 2018 with her art titled: Dark Past, Golden Future  This artwork portrays the country of Timor-Leste....
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