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July 9th, 2018

Reflecting on the 7th Anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence

Today marks the 7th anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence. Speaking earlier today at a short reflection organised by CAFOD, Baroness Cox highlights the courage and resourcefulness of the people who continue to rebuild their communities after decades of war and conflict....

July 5th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

On the 4th of July, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.       Lord Bates (the Minister of State for DfID) noted HART’s work in the debat...

July 4th, 2018

Letter to Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary

This letter, signed by over 500 politicians, organisations and individuals, was handed into Downing Street on Saturday 30th June as part of a demonstration against poor governance in Sudan. The names of the individuals are not listed below for privacy reasons....

July 2nd, 2018

Fulani Herders follow on from Boko Haram

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The Islamist insurgency in northern and central Nigeria continues to escalate as Fulani militants use sophisticated weaponry and “barbaric” practices to displace vulnerable rural communities. Thousands of Christians have been killed and hundreds of churches have been burned....

June 29th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks continuing violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria

On the 28th of June, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the ongoing crisis in Nigeria. Before speaking, Caroline requested updates from our partner Rev. Hassan John in Jos.   A copy of her full speech ca...

June 18th, 2018

Baroness Cox signs letter to U.S. Secretary of State

  Baroness Cox recently signed this letter to the U.S. Secretary of State condemning U.S. Foreign Policy on Sudan. The Sudanese government has not only been blocking humanitarian assistance, sponsoring killings, but also advancing extremist ideologies....

June 18th, 2018

Spotlight: Fighting breaks out between rebels and Government forces in South Sudan

Our partner Reverend Andrew from the Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has reported an outbreak of violence in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region. On June 12th 2018, conflict broke out between the rebels and government soldiers, violating a ceasefire that has been repeatedly breached since it came into effect in mid-2014....

June 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on UK immigration detention centres

Baroness Cox (crossbench) asked the UK Government about the number of people that have been removed from the UK since May 2017.  Question:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of people held in UK immigration detention centres for over one year have been subsequently removed from the UK since May 2017....

June 14th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks human rights violations in Burma in the HoL

On 12th June 2018, Baroness Cox responded in the HoL to Lord Alton’s (crossbench) notion about holding the Burmese Government and military accountable for their role in orchestrating on-going human rights violations against Christians and ethnic minorities.  Y...

May 31st, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on the recent conflict in Kachin and Shan States, Burma

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about recent arrests during peaceful protests in Yangon, and the escalated conflict in Kachin and Shan States. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative) responded.    Question 1:  To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma regarding the recent escalation of military violence against civilians in Kachin and Shan states; and what efforts they have made to ensure the protection of civilians displaced by conflict....
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