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October 25th, 2018

Human Rights Watch: Thousands Forced into UN Protection Sites in Wau

The Human Rights Watch has released a report detailing violent attacks and counterinsurgencies in the Western Region of South Sudan. Despite a ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ agreement in June, tens of thousands of civilians have been forced into United Nations protecti...

October 3rd, 2018

HART 2018 visit to Nagorno-Karabakh and the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre

Members of the HART team recently returned from celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh with its founder, Vardan Tadevosyan and his committed team of health workers. Fighting against a culture that kept people with disabilities behind closed doors, Vardan and his team now treat over 1,600 patients a year with therapeutic services such as physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy....

August 7th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives answers to her written questions on the resettlement of White Helmets (Syria)

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about the statement on the resettlement of White Helmets by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary on 22 July. Question 1: 
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement on the resettlement of White Helmets by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary on 22 July, whether members of that group will be resettled in the UK.
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July 3rd, 2018

Why is the Fulani Herdsmen crisis so difficult to tackle?

The Fulani Herdsmen have been involved in violent clashes with Nigerian farmers for over two decades. Amnesty International has declared that 549 lives were lost to such conflicts in 2017 alone. With such alarming figures it is clear that tension between Fulani herdsmen and local farmers is a grave cause for concern for both the government and the people of Nigeria....

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....

May 31st, 2018

Durable solutions to Sudan’s IDP camps? Shut them down says Al-Bashir

For the last few years Sudan’s President al-Bashir has maintained every intention to shut down Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps throughout the Darfur region. Growing in number and size, the camps house 2.7 million displaced people who have sought refuge from conflict in Sudan as well as from neighbouring countries since 2003....

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 30th, 2018

Spotlight: Fulani Herdsmen kill 19 in Church raid

Tuesday 24th April 2018 Two Priests and 17 worshippers were killed last Tuesday at the hands of the Fulani Herdsmen during an early morning mass service in Benue state, Nigeria. The State police spokesman Trevor Akase told CNN that the herdsmen “burnt nearly 50 houses during the attack and sacked the entire community”....

February 26th, 2018

The Neglected Crisis of Fulani Herdsmen Violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region

Since the founding of the Nigerian republic farmer-herder conflicts have been a pervasive cause of violence and death in the country. Nowhere is this seen more than in the middle belt areas with localised conflicts between muslim ethnic Fulani herders and various Christian farming communities....
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