October 4th, 2019
It doesn’t come as a surprise that 75%
of the most vulnerable civilians in Syria are women and children. Much of this vulnerability comes from the extreme poverty they face during the ongoing war. Unfortunately, it leads many parents to believe that the only option for their sons is to send them off to fight for and alongside armed terrorist groups such as ISIS who sometimes provide financial subsidies to the families....
May 10th, 2018
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....
February 23rd, 2018
Yesterday, Baroness Cox raised the ongoing situation in Sudan in the House of Lords, asking Her Majesty’s Government for their assessment of continuing human rights violations and access to humanitarian aid:
Asked by Baroness Cox
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the situation in Sudan, with particular reference to violations of human rights and access to those in need of humanitarian aid....
February 19th, 2018
Burma is currently experiencing a mass exodus of refugees and thousands of internally displaced (IDP) caused by decades of armed conflict between the Military junta and ethnic Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG’s). Locals face landmine attacks, utilised by Government forces (Tatmadaw) and NSAGs to secure territory and resources from opposition groups....
February 9th, 2018
This week’s HART Weekly Review features Baroness Cox’s written question to the UK Government regarding Sudan, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.
Written Question to HM Government regarding Sudan:
Baroness Cox asked about the recent arrests of civilians engaging in peaceful demonstrations....
January 12th, 2018
This week’s HART Weekly Review features a letter signed by Baroness Cox to the Government, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.
Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan: Baroness Cox co-signed a letter to the UK Government to increase peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan.
January 3rd, 2018
Baroness Cox (Crossbench) recently posed two questions to the Government about Syria Overseas Aid, and received written answers from Lord Bates (Conservative Minister of State, Department for International Development) and Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative Minister of State)
Question 1: 14th December 2017
Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates
on 23 October (HL1710), which 16 Syrian councils have received funds; whether any of those councils are in areas controlled by extremist groups including Hayat Tahrir Ash Sham and Ahrar Ash Sham; what assessment they have made of whether those funds might be exploited by such groups; and whether they intend to suspend all such financial support....
December 21st, 2017
On 20th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other Peers asked the UK Government about their role in the current situation in Syria, and what they intend to do to rebuild the country after years of ongoing and devastating war.
Question Asked by
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Syria....
October 16th, 2017
After declaring famine in parts of South Sudan earlier this year, swift aid operations have lifted the country out of its ‘famine status’, but this is no cause for celebration.
There has been an increase in humanitarian assistance since famine was declared in February (Albert Gonzalez Farran)
“The situation has deteriorated.
July 19th, 2017
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in the Northern and Central Belt States in Nigeria.
Baroness Goldie (Con)
My Lords, we are deeply concerned by recurrent clashes involving pastoralists such as herdsmen and local farmers over land, farming rights, grazing routes and access to water.