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May 22nd, 2015

HART Weekly News Round Up (22/05/2015): Rohingya Refugee Crisis, and other stories from around the world

  Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Burma by boat have made international headlines this week. Petitions for ASEAN members and the international community to take action and end the humanitarian crisis for the refugees stranded at sea have been partially successful. ...

December 3rd, 2014

HART Winter 2014 Newsletter

HART’s Winter Newsletter has been released today! For this edition, we asked our partners for their reflections on 2014, and their hopes for the coming year. This newsletter is full of their remarkable stories, achievements and ideas. It also contains details of our new online gift shop, launched today – just in time for Christmas!...

October 29th, 2014

Timor Leste: The Limits of International Peacekeeping

The percentage of post-conflict countries that recede back into violence is estimated to be anything from 20 to 56%. We can all agree that the figure – wherever it lies in that range – is not good enough and demonstrates unresolved problems with peacekeeping efforts across the world....

October 16th, 2014

World Food Day Briefing

Why should we care about hunger? Thursday 16th October is World Food Day 2014. This annual event counts amongst its aims the need to heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world, and the need to strengthen international and national solidarity in the strugg...

August 19th, 2014

World Humanitarian Day – celebrating our #HumanitarianHeroes

The 19th August is World Humanitarian Day, which celebrates the commitment of humanitarian workers around the world. It is also a day to recognise and remember the aid workers who have lost their lives. In 2013, there were 460 attacks on aid workers – an all-time high....

March 5th, 2014

Women’s Struggle in East Timor

“In East Timor, 80 % of men and women believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife for a specific reason, such as neglecting children, arguing or burning food.”   East Timor, also called Timor Leste, is one of the poorest countries in the world....

January 24th, 2014

Timor Leste: Leading the Asia-Pacific to a hunger free future?

Consistently ranked in the top 3 countries for high child malnutrition, but without receiving the extensive media attention we have become so accustomed to in other countries suffering the same problem, Timor Leste has been described as a country ‘suffering in silence’....

November 12th, 2013

HART Winter 2013 Newsletter

HART’s Winter 2013 Newsletter is now available! Featuring Baroness Cox’s 80th visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, a reflection on our latest trip to Nigeria and an update from Blue Nile State, Sudan, as well as upcoming events and news from our partners… You can download your copy of the newsletter below....

August 22nd, 2013

Swim for Change: An Incredible Journey

Last month we swam the channel to raise support for HART…. twice! There were 8 in our relay team. Our challenge: to swim to France, undertaking hour long stints across one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, fighting jelly fish and hypothermia wearing only a swimming costume and a pair of goggles....

August 12th, 2013

HART Annual Review 2012

HART’s Annual Review and Financial Statements for 2012 are now available! They include updates from our partners around the world as well as information on our advocacy work. The reports can be downloaded below....
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