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October 11th, 2018

Latest Update from Hart Partner SWAN: Student Lunch Campaign and Statement in Response to Ongoing Violence in Burma

Lunches 4 Littles Established in 1998, the SWAN Foundation is an affiliate of the Shan Women’s Action Network (SWAN) that aims to respond to the needs of Shan migrants living along the Thai-Burma border, who are discriminated against by the Burmese military. Reduced bord...

October 11th, 2018

Baroness Cox speaks of desperation in Blue Nile in a parliamentary debate

This morning, Baroness Cox reported of the desperate situation in Sudan’s Blue Nile state to the House of Lords. Watch Baroness Cox speaking at the debate:   High mortality rates are being reported in Blue Nile region, where hospitals are severely overcrowded. Medi...

October 10th, 2018

‘Artsakh’s Angel’ Baroness Cox receives Advocate for Justice Award

On the 7th October, Baroness Caroline Cox was recognised yet again for her efforts in advocating justice and freedom for all people as The Armenian National Committee of America bestowed its 2018 “Advocate for Justice” award to HART’s very own Founder and President....

October 9th, 2018

Update: Violent Weekend in Jos

The city of Jos, Nigeria, has witnessed a tumultuous final weekend of September, with a rise in violent attacks and widespread chaos. Internationally there has been a media blackout; however, we have received correspondence from HART partner Rev. Hassan John who has repor...

October 5th, 2018

David’s Photo Diary – Timor-Leste 2018

In August, Baroness Cox and David Thomas (Projects Co-ordinator) travelled into the remote areas of Timor-Leste, the country with the 3rd worst rate of malnutrition (at least 46%) and child stunting in the world. HART has partnered with HIAM Health, an in-country NGO, for 14 years; and we visited this year for a week. ...

October 3rd, 2018

HART 2018 visit to Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre

Members of the HART team recently returned from celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh with its founder, Vardan Tadevosyan and his committed team of health workers. Fighting against a culture that kept people with disabilities behind closed doors, Vardan and his team now treat over 1,600 patients a year with therapeutic services such as physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy....

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....

September 20th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives written answer to questions on Sudan

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about Sudan on 19 September.
Question 1:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last raised issues of freedom of religion for Christians in Sudan with their Sudanese counterparts.
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August 7th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on the resettlement of White Helmets (Syria)

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about the statement on the resettlement of White Helmets by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary on 22 July. Question 1: 
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement on the resettlement of White Helmets by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary on 22 July, whether members of that group will be resettled in the UK.
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August 6th, 2018

Response from Minister of Africa for Letter about Sudan

  We received a response to our open letter, signed by over 500 politicians, civil society organisations and individuals, that was handed to 10 Downing Street on June 30th, following the All Sudan Demonstration. Sent from Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Africa, on behalf of the Government, the letter accepts that more can be done by Sudan to ensure human rights are upheld....
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