July 2018

July 30th, 2018

Karen Communities Worldwide Statement

Karen Communities Worldwide released a statement to the UN Security Council. The Karen people have been subject to human rights violations by the successive civilian and military governments in Burma for decades. This statement calls on the UN Security Council to refer Burma to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for effective action to take place....

July 30th, 2018

SWAN Training Update: The Contraceptive Implant

Family planning can change a woman’s life and yet, women in Shan State have limited access to contraceptive health resources. In May, Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) organised a training session for six health workers from SWAN’s women’s well-being program.  ...

July 19th, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Armenia

Yesterday, Baroness Cox discussed continuing relations between the United Kingdom, Armenia and the European Union in a Parliamentary debate.  Watch Baroness Cox speaking at the debate: Transcript: My Lords, I add my thanks to the Minister for introducing these agreemen...

July 18th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks escalating violence in Nigeria

On the 17th of July 2018, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the escalating violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria. A copy of the full debate can be found here. _________________________...

July 16th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives an answer to her question on the UK government’s aid provisions to returning refugees in Burma.

11th July- Baroness Cox asked the UK Government about making humanitarian aid accessible to returning refugees in Burma.  Question:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to provide humanitarian aid to any refugees forced to return to Chin State, Myanmar, from Malaysia and other countries....

July 16th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives an answer to her written question on the forced repatriation of Burmese refugees

9th July- Baroness Cox asked the UK Government on their actions if refugees from Burma were to be forcefully repatriated from Malaysia. Question:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the governments of Myanmar and of Malaysia in the event of the forced repatriation of refugees from Malaysia to Chin State, Myanmar....

July 9th, 2018

Reflecting on the 7th Anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence

Today marks the 7th anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence. Speaking earlier today at a short reflection organised by CAFOD, Baroness Cox highlights the courage and resourcefulness of the people who continue to rebuild their communities after decades of war and conflict....

July 5th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

On the 4th of July, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.       Lord Bates (the Minister of State for DfID) noted HART’s work in the debate...

July 4th, 2018

Letter to Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary

This letter, signed by over 500 politicians, organisations and individuals, was handed into Downing Street on Saturday 30th June as part of a demonstration against poor governance in Sudan. The names of the individuals are not listed below for privacy reasons....

July 2nd, 2018

Fulani Herders follow on from Boko Haram

The Islamist insurgency in northern and central Nigeria continues to escalate as Fulani militants use sophisticated weaponry and “barbaric” practices to displace vulnerable rural communities. Thousands of Christians have been killed and hundreds of churches have been burned....
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