February 2018

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....

February 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on women’s treatment during recent Sudanese arrests

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) posed another 4 questions to the Government about recent Sudanese arrests of protesters, specifically the treatment of women. Answers have come from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State). Question 1: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women they estimate are currently detained in Sudan following the protests that began on 7 January Answer 1: UK Embassy officials are raising our concerns with the Government of Sudan about those detained following recent protests, including at a bilateral meeting on 21 January and through a public statement by EU ambassadors in Sudan on 30 January....

February 9th, 2018

‘Escalation of attacks against Christians in Northern Nigeria’ – Baroness Cox releases an update on the current situation

Baroness Cox has released a Briefing Report today addressing the ongoing attacks against the Christian community in Northern Nigeria. HART shares Baroness Cox’s concerns as we work closely with our partners and communities in Northern Nigeria....

February 9th, 2018

UPDATE: Baroness Cox poses written questions to HM Government regarding Nigeria and Syria

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) has posed 6 written questions to the UK Government about recent developments in Syria and Nigeria and has received a response from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State), and Earl Howe (Deputy Leader of the House of Lords)....

February 9th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 09/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features Baroness Cox’s written question to the UK Government regarding Sudan, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Written Question to HM Government regarding Sudan: Baroness Cox asked about the recent arrests of civilians engaging in peaceful demonstrations....

February 9th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives an answer to her written question on Sudanese Arrests

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) recently posed a question to the Government about recent Sudanese arrests of protesters, and received a written answer from Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State) Question:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Sudan regarding the arrest of civilians participating in recent peaceful demonstrations....

February 2nd, 2018

HART Weekly Review 02/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features our Press Release and Report from HART’s recent visit to Sudan, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Press Release “There was nobody to help us”: During HART’s recent visit to Sudan we heard reports of Khartoum’s continued offensive against the villagers of Blue Nile, causing further displacement and severe food insecurity....
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