August 2015

August 28th, 2015

Weekly News Round-up (28/08/2015)

News from HART:
  • The HART Team have returned safely from the visit to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. HART partner, Vardan, is doing very well, and has made developments in potential plans for a new centre – watch this space!
  • Following our appeal for Dr Sasa, HART raised over £17,000 – thank you to all who contributed.

August 26th, 2015

Press Release from Enough Project

Special Envoy Booth’s Khartoum Visit: Opportunity to Refocus U.S. Policy on Sudan August 25, 2015

The U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan’s visit to Khartoum provides an important opportunity to enhance U.S. policy on Sudan. The current international approach emphasizes endless peace negotiations and a sham national dialogue while allowing the Bashir regime to determine—and effectively deny—humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations suffering from state violence....

August 25th, 2015

Press release by Action for Shan State Rivers

Shan community representatives are today presenting 23,717 signatures opposing the building of dams on the Salween River to the Australian company Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) at their office in Yangon. The signatures were collected from people throughout Shan State, particularly townships adjoining the Salween, who are alarmed at Naypyidaw’s accelerated plans to dam their river to export hydropower....

August 21st, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (21/08/15)


August 17th, 2015

SKBNCU Flash update, 17 August 2015 | Detailing needs for assistance to avoid humanitarian catastrophe

The South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBN CU) has ‘collected enough information to prove that a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding for more than 50,000 persons isolated in pocket of SPLM-N control in SK and BN cut off from the rest of their territory....

August 14th, 2015

Weekly News Round Up (14/08/15) – Update on Flooding in Burma



Heavy monsoon rains since mid-July have caused some of the worst flooding seen in years across almost all of Burma. Last week HART received an urgent request for help from Dr Sasa, our partner in one of the worst-hit areas in eastern Burma, and launched an appeal to raise funds on his behalf....

August 14th, 2015

Indiscriminate shelling by Burma Army endangers civilians – Press Release

  Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation – Indiscriminate Burma Army shelling near SSPP/SSA headquarters endangers thousands of villagers   On August 7, 2015, while critical nationwide ceasefire talks were taking place in Yangon, the Burma Army f...

August 7th, 2015

News Round Up (07/08/15)

Urgent – Dr Sasa’s Flood Appeal HART has received an urgent request for help from our partner in Burma, Dr Sasa, following the devastating floods in the country. Over 330,000 people have been affected, and the death-toll, currently at 74, is expected to rise sharply....

August 6th, 2015

Flooding Crisis in Burma (Myanmar): An urgent appeal from Dr Sasa

HART has received an urgent appeal for help from our partner Dr Sasa in Chin state, Burma following severe flooding. Heavy seasonal monsoon rains and havoc caused by Cyclone Komen has caused catastrophic flooding across Burma. Over 330,000 people from 11 of the 14 states in Burma have been affected by swelling rivers, landslides and strong winds which have destroyed thousands of homes, villages and infrastructure....
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