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May 17th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on Sudan

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about foreign relations and freedom of religion in Sudan, as well as immigration from the Horn of Africa. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative) and Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative) responded. ...

May 16th, 2018

Spotlight: News from Nigeria in May 2018

Boko Haram hostage turns 15 in captivity  Christian schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu turned 15 last Sunday on what was her 84th day in captivity. Leah was abducted by Boko Haram on the 19th February 2018 in Dapchi, Yobe State following yet another schoolgirl kidnapping in North-eastern Nigeria....

May 16th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks Global Nursing in Parliament

On 14th May 2018 Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Crisp’s (crossbench) notion for greater Government investment in global nursing. In her speech, Caroling refers to two HART Partners, PAORINHER in Uganda and The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Nagorno-Karabakh, drawing attention to the brilliant dedication and ability of their staff....

May 16th, 2018

Update from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) on Burma Army war crimes against Kachin IDPs

Update from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), documenting Burma Army crimes against IDPs in Kachin State, North Eastern Burma.   
Burma Army offensives in Kachin State since April have displaced 6000 civilians (Photo: The Irrawaddy/Thai PBS English)
May 15, 2018 Urgent update by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) Burma Army commits war crimes against Kachin IDPs: blocking access to refuge, using as human shields and minesweepers, indiscriminate shelling, looting   Contrary to claims by Burma Army commanders that they have not targeted civilians in their recent offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), interviews by KWAT with IDPs reveal that in April 2018 Burma Army troops committed war crimes against villagers in three townships in Kachin State: Hpakant, Danai and Injangyang.
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May 10th, 2018

Baroness Cox highlights the conflict in Kachin and Shan States during Parliamentary debate

Baroness Cox brought to the forefront the plight of the Shan and Kachin people during a Parliamentary debate on ‘Recent developments in Myanmar’. In recent weeks, the fighting in Kachin State has intensified, displacing 6000 people, killing hundreds and trapping 3000 in conflict zones....

April 30th, 2018

Spotlight: Fulani Herdsmen kill 19 in Church raid

Tuesday 24th April 2018 Two Priests and 17 worshippers were killed last Tuesday at the hands of the Fulani Herdsmen during an early morning mass service in Benue state, Nigeria. The State police spokesman Trevor Akase told CNN that the herdsmen “burnt nearly 50 houses during the attack and sacked the entire community”....

April 30th, 2018

Food Aid Feeds Thousands in Blue Nile

Emergency food aid funded by Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) has been successfully delivered to 9,000 displaced people facing starvation in Blue Nile State, Sudan. HART visited the area in January 2018, and issued an urgent appeal for £50,000 for sorghum (the common grain) and cooking oil for families forced to flee from violent conflict....

April 27th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to written questions on Nigeria

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about the recent Boko Haram abductions of schoolgirls and what efforts are being made to secure their release. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative) replied.    Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 26 March (HL Deb, col 613), what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria to secure the release of Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu who was abducted by Boko Haram; and what progress has been made on securing her release....

April 25th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on UK involvement in Syria

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about its response to the killing of a British soldier in Syria and British funding of the Free Syrian Army following the attack. Earl Howe (Con) submitted his written replies.  Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the laying of a roadside bomb in Manbij, Syria, reportedly by allies of Turkey, which killed a British soldier on 29 March....

April 24th, 2018

Statement from Caroline Cox on her recent visit to Syria

 
Meeting internally displaced people from East Ghouta
Statement on Syria, 24th April 2018 Earlier this month, I visited Syria at the invitation of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch. The visit was self-funded and provided an opportunity to meet Christian and Muslim religious leaders, the Speaker of Parliament, MPs from many parts of Syria and opposition MPs, artists, musicians and intellectuals and members of local communities in Damascus, Saidnaya, Maaloula, Homs and Aleppo....
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