June 2015

June 29th, 2015

“Now is not the time to abandon the people of Darfur” | UNAMID review TOMORROW

The status of the hybrid United Nations–African Union Mandate in Darfur (UNAMID) will be reviewed tomorrow (30th June 2015), as the extension of the peace keeping mission set out in the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2173 reaches the end of its term....

June 26th, 2015

Open Letter to UN Security Council Members Requesting the Renewal of UNAMID’s Mandate in Darfur

Please download the Press Release and Full Letter with 83 signatories at the bottom of this page. Open Letter to UN Security Council Members on Darfur June 24, 2015: Excellency, We, the undersigned 83 representatives of Sudanese and international humanitarian and human rights organizations and advocates, write to you requesting the renewal of UNAMID’s mandate in Darfur....

June 25th, 2015

Baroness Cox receives answer to her Written Question to the British Government regarding the arrest of two pastors in Sudan

Baroness Cox has received written answer from the Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding her question concerning the arrest of two Christian pastors from South Sudan:

Baroness Cox, Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan about the arrest of two Christian pastors from South Sudan.

June 24th, 2015

Baroness Cox raises question on Sudan’s weapons supply to SPLM

  On Monday, 8th June, Baroness Cox submitted a written question in the House of Lords, asking the British Government “what is their assessment of reports that the government of Sudan is supplying weapons to the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-in-Opposition”....

June 19th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (19/06/15): The Flight of Omar al-Bashir and other news

This week – Omar al-Bashir narrowly escapes ICC justice. –   Since the International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted Sudan’s President Omar-al Bashir back in 2009 for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the court has been struggling to secure cooperation from governments around the world in arresting Bashir and bringing him to trial at The Hague....

June 17th, 2015

Baroness Cox asks the Government to recognise the 1915 killings of Armenians and other ethnic groups as genocide

Yesterday (16th June), Baroness Cox raised a short oral question in the House of Lords, asking the British Government “whether they have any plans to recognise the killings of Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians in 1915 as genocide.” In the year of the 100th anniversary of the killings, this is a particularly relevant issue, and Baroness Cox asked the Government to carry out a review of their current refusal, set out in 2013, to recognise the atrocities as genocide....

June 16th, 2015

South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit Humanitarian Update – May 2015

The South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBN CU) has published their May 2015 Humanitarian Update. The SKBN CU works with local civil society organisations and international humanitarian actors to share credible information on humanitarian needs in the two conf...

June 12th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (12/06/15)

News from HART
  • On 8th June, 56 Solidarity Groups, including HART, signed a letter calling for an ‘Immediate End to Offensives in Northern Burma/Myanmar and for the Provision of Unhindered Humanitarian Assistance to the IDPs’.
  • On Saturday 6th June, protesters from the Sudanese diaspora and activists from around the world joined together in a demonstration in London against the indiscriminate bombing of civilians in regions of Sudan.

June 12th, 2015

A Petition from the People of Nuba Mountains across the Globe On the 4th Anniversary of the Second Genocide, June the 6th, 2015

To the UN Secretary General, President of the United States, US Administration, European Union, UN Security Council, African Union, and the Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, Norway, and Canada: The undersigned representatives of the Nuba Mountains civil society organizations across the globe, our Sudanese partners, and peace loving friends worldwide, write on this 4th anniversary of the second genocide in Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan of Sudan to share the grievance of the Nuba peoples....
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