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May 29th, 2020

Report to the United Nations General Assembly: Eliminating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16

  HART is proud to have recently submitted a report to the United Nations General Assembly entitled, Eliminating Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief and the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 16. The full report can be downloaded below....

May 22nd, 2020

Baroness Cox Written Questions and Answers for May and April 2020

  Below are the written questions relevant to HART and our partner countries asked to the government by Baroness Cox in April and May.   Download the document to read the full transcript of the questions and answers....

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....

May 4th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s Question in the HoL on Government Support for Charities in Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic- 30/04/2020

  Question: My Lords, I too warmly congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Addington, on this very timely debate. I declare an interest as founder and CEO of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, working with partners abroad. I greatly appreciate the contributions, including that of the noble Baroness, Lady Anelay, which have highlighted the issues being faced there....

April 15th, 2020

Easter Monday massacre in Abyei

We are deeply saddened to hear about another attack in Abyei -a disputed region along the border of Sudan/South Sudan- on Easter Monday when 4 people were killed, 2 children abducted, 50 homes were burnt and 95 goats looted. To support the affected community, please donate here and put a reference to ‘Abyei’....

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....

March 26th, 2020

HART Prize Awards Ceremony Postponed

A big thank you to all those who entered the HART Prize for Human Rights 2019/20 competition. This year we received the highest number of entries to date. With pupils from 50 schools entering the competition and a total of 237 entries, we were positively overwhelmed with the quality and variety of the submitted entries....

March 11th, 2020

Baroness Cox’s question in the HoL on aid – 10/03/2020

Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench My Lords, I also congratulate the noble Baronesses, Lady Berridge and Lady Sugg, on their appointments, which we warmly welcome. As I will be speaking about older women, perhaps I should declare an interest, given my age of 82....

March 10th, 2020

Baroness Cox receives answer to written question on government assistant for IDPs in Nigeria – 09/03/2020

  Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench To ask Her Majesty’s Government what humanitarian assistance they are providing to internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northern and middle belt states; and what steps they have taken to protect civilians displaced by conflict in that country....

February 26th, 2020

Students shelled in Burma on Children’s Day

The 13th February is Children’s Day in Burma, a day which should secure the safety of all children in the country. However, this year at 10AM, shells from ongoing fighting that was happening three kilometres away hit a school in Buthidaung Township, Rakhine State....
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