October 4th, 2017

Fulani Herdsmen On A Deadly Mission

The following is a guest blog written by Ewalina U. Ochab.  Since 2014, Nigeria has gained a lot of international attention due to the mass abductions of girls and women by the terror group Boko Haram, especially after 14 April 2014, when they kidnapped 276 girls between 16 and 18 years of age from a secondary school in Chibok....

August 9th, 2017

What Happened to #BringBackOurGirls ?

The Nigerian army claims Boko Haram has been “technically defeated” meanwhile deadly terror attacks continue, but where is all the press coverage?   113 still missing It has been over three years since the abduction of 276 girls from a secondary boarding school in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria on 14 April 2014 by the terrorist group Boko Haram....

December 20th, 2016

Nigeria, a country on the edge?

Hamadu Husseiny, 28, searches for beans that have fallen during food distribution at a camp in Monguno, Nigeria, on Sept. 27. Washington Post
Nigeria is a country of deep contrasts. Proclaimed Africa’s largest economy two years ago and currently second to South Africa’s, Sub-Saharan’s Africa’s most populated country has indeed experienced considerable economic growth with the help of its oil revenues in the past few years....

September 30th, 2016

News Round-Up 30/09/16

News from HART:
  • We have an interesting new blog post on women in Burma’s role in the peace process from our Research and Campaigns intern Rory Morgan, click here to read more.
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September 23rd, 2016

News Round-Up 23/09/16

News from HART:
  • We have had a brilliant blog post on internal conflict in South Sudan from Meg Kneafsey, if you would like to read it click here.
  • We will also be arranging a HART Ambassador’s meet up soon, so stay tuned! If you would like to find out more about becoming an ambassador click here.
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May 4th, 2016

Six hundred and sixty five days and counting; What has happened to the lost girls of Chibok?

The Guardian
Imagine yourself aged seventeen, the night before an important final exam. You have been working hard for this, as it will allow you to leave school and find a job. You know that there has been a lot of unrest recently in your area1; you have been kept away from school and your parents are concerned about you going back in to sit your exams....

January 2nd, 2016

North Nigeria | HART Visit Report

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) release a new visit report documenting the current situation for civilians in Northern Nigeria. The magnitude of the devastation and terror inflicted on civilians by the insurgent group Boko Haram is far beyond what reporting figures have indicated....

December 17th, 2015

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral Questions on Nigeria and Sudan

Today Baroness Cox raised the ongoing situation in Nigeria during oral questions in the House of Lords, which developed into an interesting discussion. Directly afterwards, Lord Chidgey asked a question about human rights in Sudan, to which Baroness Cox gave an insightful contribution....

October 23rd, 2015

Baroness Cox addresses violations of religious freedom in Nigeria and Azerbaijan in the House of Lords

Yesterday (22/10/2015), Baroness Cox spoke in a short debate in the House of Lords concerning Article 18 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.’ Violations of freedom of religion are prolific in many of the countries in which HART works....

September 7th, 2015

Nigeria Situation Briefing: February – August 2015

Previous HART Intern, Elisabeth Pramendorfer, has prepared a comprehensive briefing documenting the humanitarian situation in Nigeria between February and August 2015. You can download it in full at the bottom of this page. Key  developments   • Muhammadu  Buhari   won  the  presidential  elections  (first  democratic  elections  with   an  opposition   candidate  succeeding)  in  March  2015  and  was  inaugurated  as  President  in  May  2015....
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