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....

May 16th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks Global Nursing in Parliament

On 14th May 2018 Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Crisp’s (crossbench) notion for greater Government investment in global nursing. In her speech, Caroling refers to two HART Partners, PAORINHER in Uganda and The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Nagorno-Karabakh, drawing attention to the brilliant dedication and ability of their staff....

May 16th, 2018

Update from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) on Burma Army war crimes against Kachin IDPs

Update from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), documenting Burma Army crimes against IDPs in Kachin State, North Eastern Burma.   
Burma Army offensives in Kachin State since April have displaced 6000 civilians (Photo: The Irrawaddy/Thai PBS English)
May 15, 2018 Urgent update by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) Burma Army commits war crimes against Kachin IDPs: blocking access to refuge, using as human shields and minesweepers, indiscriminate shelling, looting   Contrary to claims by Burma Army commanders that they have not targeted civilians in their recent offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), interviews by KWAT with IDPs reveal that in April 2018 Burma Army troops committed war crimes against villagers in three townships in Kachin State: Hpakant, Danai and Injangyang.
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May 10th, 2018

Baroness Cox highlights the conflict in Kachin and Shan States during Parliamentary debate

Baroness Cox brought to the forefront the plight of the Shan and Kachin people during a Parliamentary debate on ‘Recent developments in Myanmar’. In recent weeks, the fighting in Kachin State has intensified, displacing 6000 people, killing hundreds and trapping 3000 in conflict zones....
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