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.
May 24th, 2016
Yesterday, Baroness Cox asked the British Government for their position on military attacks on civilians in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, Sudan and aid spending in Burma. You can read Lady Cox and other Peers’ questions and the Government’s replies below....
February 25th, 2016
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.
December 1st, 2015
During periods of conflict, aid funding for education falls in preference, with humanitarian organisations choosing to focus on food and health provisions. An Education for All report has shown that aid for education has fallen overall since 2010 by around £850 million, with around only 10% of aid going to the sector.