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December 18th, 2018

Messages from Loi Tai Leng

Having escaped ethnic conflict and human rights abuses under the Burmese Army, thousands of Shan people are seeking refuge at Loi Tai Leng, one of six displacement camps along the Burma-Thai border. The following messages have been sent from students at our partner organisation, Loi Tai Leng School....

December 17th, 2018

HART’s Syria Local Partner EPDC Update

Local Context Following the withdrawal of armed groups from Maaloula, the town was left with severe structural damage. The damage to private and public buildings – shops, houses, and land – impeded the local population returning to rebuild their livelihoods, with less than half the original population able to move back into their homes....

December 17th, 2018

HART Prize entries displayed in the Walker Art Gallery

To help celebrate Human Rights Day the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool is displaying four HART Prize for Human Rights junior creative entries, in the Make Space engagement area on the first floor landing, until (and including) Friday 21stDecember.  We are delighted and incredibly proud of the students from St Swithun’s and Palmers Green High School whose work was chosen....

December 11th, 2018

World Kachin Congress Condemns Sentencing of Civil Society Leaders in Burma

Three civil society leaders have been sentenced to 6 months in prison with a fine of 500,000 Kyat each for ‘defamation’ of the Burma army under Article 500 of the Panel Law. The World Kachin Congress (WKC) has condemned the charges, claiming Ms Nang Pu, Mr Lum...

December 11th, 2018

Baroness Cox questions the British Government’s ‘strategic dialogue’ with Sudan in the HoL

On Human Rights Day, Baroness Cox (crossbench) spoke in the House of Lords to question the conditions of ‘strategic dialogue’ between the British Government and Sudanese Government, particularly regarding the rights of political detainees being held in Su...

December 6th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks Fulani Attacks in Nigeria

On the 6th of December, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to ongoing attacks led by Fulani militia in the northern and central belt states of Nigeria. Watch the debate below: Baroness Goldie noted HART’...

December 5th, 2018

Baroness Cox responds to Question on Syria

On Wednesday the 5th December, Baroness Cox (crossbench) responds to Baroness D’Souza’s question asking the UK Government what plans they have to provide resources for reconstruction programmes in Syria. Baroness Cox asks how aid and support for areas unde...

December 4th, 2018

Country Briefings – September to November 2018

In the countries where our partners work, important news, events and humanitarian crises are often neglected by the global community. We have put together briefings to highlight recent developments from the past three months in Sudan, Nigeria, South Sudan, Burma, Nagorn...
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