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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....

May 3rd, 2018

Spotlight: Renewed Offensives in Kachin State Displaces Thousands

Welcome to our new series titled Spotlight, which gives our readers a quick news update focusing on developments that affect the countries where HART works. This week, we’re taking a look at Kachin State, North East Burma, where renewed offensives have displaced thousands more civilians. ...

April 21st, 2016

South Kordofan and Blue Nile, March Humanitarian Update

HUMANITARIAN UPDATE – March 2016
South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, Sudan
Produced by the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit The full update is available as a download below. The government’s dry season offensive has begun in the Two Areas during the reporting period, later than expected (last year’s offensive started as early as December)....

March 1st, 2016

Baroness Cox asked the House of Lords about continuing military offensives against civilians by the Government of Sudan.

Yesterday, Baroness Cox asked the British Government for their position on military attacks on civilians in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, Sudan. You can read Lady Cox and other Peers’ questions and the Government’s replies below....

February 25th, 2016

South Kordofan and Blue Nile Humanitarian Update – produced by SKBNCU

HUMANITARIAN UPDATE – January 2016
South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, Sudan
Produced by the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBNCU) The below Overview has been reproduced from the SKBNCU January update which can be downloaded in full below....

January 21st, 2016

PRESS RELEASE | “THEY ARE KILLING US LOUDLY BUT NO ONE IS LISTENING”: CIVILIANS SPEAK OUT ABOUT WAR CRIMES COMITTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN AND IMPENDING ATTACKS

HART returned last week from a visit to the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan. Major General Gagot, SPLM-N Chief of Staff, informed us of movement of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) brigades into strategic positions for impending attacks aimed at capturing the town of Kauda....

June 16th, 2015

South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit Humanitarian Update – May 2015

The South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBN CU) has published their May 2015 Humanitarian Update. The SKBN CU works with local civil society organisations and international humanitarian actors to share credible information on humanitarian needs in the two conf...

June 9th, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: PROTESTS IN LONDON AS SUDANESE GOVERNMENT INCREASES BOMBING OF CIVILIANS

Members of the Sudanese diaspora and others from across the UK took to the streets on Saturday 6 June to protest against the Government of Sudan’s attacks on civilians in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and Darfur, and its repression and human rights abuses throughout Sudan....

June 2nd, 2015

Flash Update: Cluster Bombs Dropped in South Kordofan

Here we reproduce, with permission, an update received by email from the South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit documenting attacks in the Nuba Mountains at the end of May.  “The civilians of the Nuba Mountains  region continue to be the victims of aerial bombardment from the Sudan government. ...
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