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January 12th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 12/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features a letter signed by Baroness Cox to the Government, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work. Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan: Baroness Cox co-signed a letter to the UK Government to increase peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan. ...

January 5th, 2018

Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan

Baroness Cox was among 32 Peers and MPs who signed a letter to the UK Government to renew their efforts to bring peace to South Sudan. After four years of the conflict, this letter is desperately needed to remind us of the ongoing situation.
Friday 15th December 2017 – Today is the fourth anniversary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan....

January 3rd, 2018

HART Weekly Review 03/01/2018

Happy New Year everyone! Below is our quick round-up of the latest news from the countries where our partners work. Burma:
Burma’s Slaughter of the Rohingya Follows a Bloody Pattern: Around 400 Rohingya Muslims from an insurgent movement known as Harakan Al Yaqin simultaneous attacked three Burmese Border Guard Police headquarters in Rakhine state Nigeria:
Nigeria Boko Haram says it carried out Christmas attacks in Nigeria:  A leader of the militant group Boko Haram has released a video claiming it carried out a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria over the Christmas period....

January 3rd, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her Written Questions on Syria Overseas Aid

Baroness Cox (Crossbench) recently posed two questions to the Government about Syria Overseas Aid, and received written answers from Lord Bates (Conservative Minister of State, Department for International Development) and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State)
 Question 1: 14th December 2017 Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 23 October (HL1710), which 16 Syrian councils have received funds; whether any of those councils are in areas controlled by extremist groups including Hayat Tahrir Ash Sham and Ahrar Ash Sham; what assessment they have made of whether those funds might be exploited by such groups; and whether they intend to suspend all such financial support....

December 22nd, 2017

HART Weekly Review 22/12/2017

This week’s HART Weekly Review includes Questions asked by Baroness Cox in the House of Lords, Blogs, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Questions in the House of Lords Baroness Cox Debate on Syria: House of Lords Hansard – On 20th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other Peers asked the UK Government about their role in the current situation in Syria, and what they intend to do to rebuild the country after years of ongoing and devastating war. ...

December 21st, 2017

Baroness Cox Debate on Syria

On 20th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other Peers asked the UK Government about their role in the current situation in Syria, and what they intend to do to rebuild the country after years of ongoing and devastating war.  Question Asked by To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Syria....

December 15th, 2017

HART Weekly Review 15/12/17

This week’s HART Weekly Review includes blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work Blogs Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand: The people from Shan State are one of the groups whom have suffered exceptionally similar atrocities to the Rohingya people....

December 12th, 2017

Baroness Cox Debate on Sudan and South Sudan Developments

On 11th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other peers asked her Government about their assessment of recent developments in Sudan and South Sudan. Below is her speech and click on the link to read the contributions from other peers and the response from Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Baroness Cox (CB) My Lords, I am very grateful to all noble Lords who are contributing to this debate on two countries where people are suffering so much, but for very different reasons....

December 6th, 2017

HART’s Christmas Carol Service and Concert

On Tuesday 5th December, we held our annual Christmas Carol Concert and Service, this year taking place at St Cyprian’s Church. Throughout the evening we heard from three different choirs; The Komitas Choir, The London Acholi Choir and The Saint Martin Singers, who all performed beautifully....

December 4th, 2017

Hart Weekly Review: 04/12/2017

Questions for Written Answers: 1) Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sudan: Politics and Government (30 Nov 2017)

Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the commitment in a letter to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rory Stewart MP, dated 23 August to “support Sudan to achieve sustainable peace, an improved human rights situation and political reform”, how they define “political reform”; and what steps they propose to take to promote such reform....
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