June 18th, 2018

Baroness Cox signs letter to U.S. Secretary of State

  Baroness Cox recently signed this letter to the U.S. Secretary of State condemning U.S. Foreign Policy on Sudan. The Sudanese government has not only been blocking humanitarian assistance, sponsoring killings, but also advancing extremist ideologies....

June 18th, 2018

Spotlight: Fighting breaks out between rebels and Government forces in South Sudan

Our partner Reverend Andrew from the Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has reported an outbreak of violence in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region. On June 12th 2018, conflict broke out between the rebels and government soldiers, violating a ceasefire that has been repeatedly breached since it came into effect in mid-2014....

June 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on UK immigration detention centres

Baroness Cox (crossbench) asked the UK Government about the number of people that have been removed from the UK since May 2017.  Question:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of people held in UK immigration detention centres for over one year have been subsequently removed from the UK since May 2017....

June 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks human rights violations in Burma in the HoL

On 12th June 2018, Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Alton’s (crossbench) notion about holding the Burmese Government and military accountable for their role in orchestrating on-going human rights violations against Christians and ethnic minorities.  Y...

May 31st, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on the recent conflict in Kachin and Shan States, Burma

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about recent arrests during peaceful protests in Yangon, and the escalated conflict in Kachin and Shan States. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative) responded.    Question 1:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma regarding the recent escalation of military violence against civilians in Kachin and Shan states; and what efforts they have made to ensure the protection of civilians displaced by conflict....

May 31st, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on Syria

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about armed conflict and overseas aid in Syria. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Lord Bates (Conservative) and Earl Howe (Conservative) responded.   Question 1: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 24 April (HL6880), which armed opposition groups they are supporting in Syria....

May 29th, 2018

Joint Strategy Team (JST) update on the Humanitarian Situation in Kachin State

The Joint Strategy team monitoring the current situation in Kachin State, Burma have released an update on the humanitarian crisis on the 28th May 2018. The text can be downloaded below.    Humanitarian Situation Update in Kachin State – 14th to 28th May 2018 Since series of armed clashes have been intensified again between Government Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/KIA) from the beginning of April 2018, over 7,000 civilians have newly displaced at new locations and existing camps....

May 18th, 2018

Humanitarian Update from SKBN Coordination Unit

The text below is a summary of the report by the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit, which can be downloaded below. HART’s recent appeal for the 9000 displaced in Wadaka is recognised by the SKBN CU for  emergency food distribution to almost 6 villages....

May 17th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on Sudan

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about foreign relations and freedom of religion in Sudan, as well as immigration from the Horn of Africa. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative) and Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative) responded. ...

May 16th, 2018

Spotlight: News from Nigeria in May 2018

Boko Haram hostage turns 15 in captivity  Christian schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu turned 15 last Sunday on what was her 84th day in captivity. Leah was abducted by Boko Haram on the 19th February 2018 in Dapchi, Yobe State following yet another schoolgirl kidnapping in North-eastern Nigeria....
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