April 3rd, 2018

“We just want to go home to live our own lives” – South Sudan Visit Report

Children in Eastern Bank, a settlement of 50,000 people
When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, it also inherited a legacy of violence, inequality and poverty. There was little accountability or justice for crimes committed during the previous war, and insufficient reconciliation to tackle unsolved tensions and grievances....

April 1st, 2018

Baroness Cox talks Syria in Parliament

On 29th March 2018 Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Roberts of Llandudno’s motion that the House take note of the humanitarian crisis in Syria.  Baroness Cox My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Roberts of Llandudno, on securing this very important debate, and his very moving opening speech....

March 27th, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Nigeria

Yesterday, Baroness Cox raised the situation in Nigeria in the House of Lords, asking Her Majesty’s Government for their assessment of ongoing civilian attacks by Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen.  Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Nigeria, with particular reference to attacks on civilians by Boko Haram and the Fulani....

March 9th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions regarding Syria and Sudan

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) asked HM Government 4 questions regarding Syria and efforts to defeat Daesh (‘Islamic State’), as well as recent reports concerning the treatment of political detainees in Sudan. Answers have come from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State)....

March 7th, 2018

Statement on the 30th Anniversary of the Sumgait Pogrom

On the 28th February, the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia released a statement to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Sumgait Pogrom. This is an annual event, remembered throughout Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Armenian Diaspora....

March 7th, 2018

SPLM-N (al-Hilu) write a letter to Baroness Cox

Following HART’s recent visit to the Blue Nile, Sudan in January 2018, the SPLM-N (al-Hilu) have written a letter of appreciation to Baroness Cox to show their gratitude for her continued advocacy of the region and its people. The Letter of Appreciation notes HART’s recent visit and thanks Baroness Cox for her continued support of the Blue Nile communities in Sudan....

February 23rd, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Sudan

Yesterday, Baroness Cox raised the ongoing situation in Sudan in the House of Lords, asking Her Majesty’s Government for their assessment of continuing human rights violations and access to humanitarian aid: Asked by Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Sudan, with particular reference to violations of human rights and access to those in need of humanitarian aid....

February 23rd, 2018

House of Lords debate 22/02/18: Oral questions on Syria

Baroness Cox asked a supplementary question yesterday in the HoL, suggesting that the British Government must place greater pressure on jihadist-funding countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar to encourage Syrian jihadists to accept the peace treaty offered by the Syrian Government:   Baroness Cox My Lords, is the Minister aware that Eastern Ghouta has been occupied by ISIS and other jihadist groups, such as the Army of Islam, which have been bombing Damascus for years—I saw that bombing coming in when I was last in Damascus— ​and that recently the shelling on Damascus has become so intense that the sky is blackened, especially over Christian areas, and reports are coming in that many people have been killed and injured in Damascus itself?...

February 21st, 2018

Baroness Cox co-signs letter to the Foreign Secretary calling for justice for the Rohingya

Baroness Cox is among 102 Parliamentarians who co-signed a letter addressed to the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, calling for the Myanmar Military to be held accountable for their actions. The letter, dated 21st February 2018, demands urgent action by the UK Government to state their firm support of a UN Security Council referral of the Burmese Military to the ICC (International Criminal Court)....

February 19th, 2018

Humanitarian News Update from SKBN Coordination Unit

The South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit has issued their latest humanitarian update detailing the troubling situation in the Two Areas, which HART recently visited. The report confirms reports we heard of locals suffering from food insecurity and a lack of medical supplies caused by an ongoing conflict between the Government of Sudan and the SPLM-N....
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