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January 28th, 2013

Film: Returning to Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains

In January 2013, Baroness Cox and Dr Mukesh Kapila travelled hundreds of kilometres through Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. The two areas have been closed since armed conflict erupted between the Sudanese Government and opposition groups in June 2011....

January 27th, 2013

Baroness Cox on Radio 4’s Today Programme: “Let’s have sanctions”

Baroness Cox spoke on this morning’s Today Programme following an extended interview with a seventeen year old girl who recently fled violence in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. This month marks the ten year anniversary of conflict in Darfur. Since then 300,000 people have been killed in Darfur and an estimated 3 million have been displaced....

January 23rd, 2013

Baroness Cox debates Sudan in the British Parliament

Following HART’s recent visit to Sudan, HART CEO Baroness Cox raised in Parliament the issue of the bombardment of civilians and denial of access to humanitarian aid in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions of Sudan, and asked what further representations have been made by the British Government to the Government of Sudan regarding these issues....

January 20th, 2013

Report from Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains

 
Children living in Caves in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
A delegation from HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) recently returned from visits to the war zones of Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan (Nuba Mountains) in Sudan. Speaking in Parliament, Baroness Cox said: “I witnessed daily aerial bombardments by the Khartoum Government that directly targeted civilians with 500 kilogram and incendiary bombs, destroying villages, markets and schools, inflicting death and injury on women and children, forcing thousands to hide in caves with deadly snakes and to die from hunger and disease with no health care; and causing nearly 200,000 refugees to flee to camps in South Sudan”  A full report and press release from the visit can be downloaded below....

January 3rd, 2013

Messages from Students in Burma

There is much cause for optimism in Burma. The past year has seen the release of hundreds of political prisoners; the signing of ceasefires with many of the ethnic national armed groups; the engagement of the NLD (National League for Democracy) as a political partners; and in April the promise of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi running in bi-elections.These events in Burma have caught the attention of media across the world, promoting the suspension of travel sanctions by the EU and talk of democracy....

January 1st, 2013

The 25 Voices exhibition

A glimpse into the lives of those at the centre of a “frozen conflict” Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) is pleased to announce the creation of our new exhibition 25 Voices: Hopes and Dreams from Nagorno Karabakh .  This exhibition features photographs and stories celebrating the hopes and dreams of 25 ordinary people in Karabakh, accessible online at: www.thekarabakhconversation.wordpress.com The 25 Voices project presents a glimpse into the lives of those at the centre of a “frozen conflict”....
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