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March 27th, 2013

Paintings from Nagorno-Karabakh

Our partners at the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Stepanakert, Nargono-Karabkah, work to bring lives of dignity and choice to the disabled of the region. At the Centre, patients engage in a wide variety of therapy and recreational activities, including painting classes....

March 27th, 2013

HART Spring 2013 Newsletter

HART’s spring newsletter has been put together by our volunteers and features a report from HART’s recent visit towarzones on Sudan’s borderlands, stories from Uganda and Nagorno-Karabakh, upcoming events, and news from our partners around the world… You can download a copy of the newsletter below....

March 8th, 2013

Baroness Cox Interviewed on BBC World Service

Baroness Cox spoke on the BBC World Service following her recent visit to Kachin State, Burma. The interview comments on Burmese president Thein Sein’s recent visit to Europe following the lifting of EU sanctions last year. Yet ethnic national groups across Burma, particularly the Kachin and the Rohingya still suffer violent assults with tens of thousands of people displaced in the last year alone....

March 1st, 2013

HART Visit to Burma’s Kachin, Shan and Karen/Karenni Peoples

HART returned this week from visiting the Kachin, Shan and Karen/Karenni peoples of Burma. While the international community, including the British government, celebrates recent reforms in Burma, including the freedom for the pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kii to participate in the nation’s political process and to travel abroad, the Burmese Government is responsible for escalating problems in many of the ethnic national States, including those of the Kachin, Shan, Karen and Karenni peoples....

February 28th, 2013

House of Lords debate Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile

Yesterday, in a short debate in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked what is the British Government’s assessment of the current situation in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. On the 10th anniversary of the start of devastating violence in Darfur, six members of the House of Lords spoke on the humanitarian crisis and asked the British Government to take further action....

February 28th, 2013

Global call to “stop the horror” in Sudan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, London, Washington, Canberra • A decade on from the start of the mass atrocities in Darfur a coalition of politicians from three continents have called for urgent action to address the humanitarian crisis in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile • The Sudanese government is accused of intensifying indiscriminate bombings against rebel-held areas • Over a million people have been displaced or severely affected by violence and independent experts warn of man-made famine by April • Meanwhile, the decade-long conflict in Darfur continues, with 1.4 million living in camps and 3.5 million relying on food aid....

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....
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