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July 24th, 2019

International Relations and Nagorno-Karabakh

During our latest visit to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, we had the opportunity to meet with various officials including the UK Ambassador to Armenia as well as the President and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh (Armenian name for Nagorno-Karabakh)....

December 17th, 2018

HART’s Syria Local Partner EPDC Update

Local Context Following the withdrawal of armed groups from Maaloula, the town was left with severe structural damage. The damage to private and public buildings – shops, houses, and land – impeded the local population returning to rebuild their livelihoods, with less than half the original population able to move back into their homes....

October 25th, 2018

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

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a report investigating continued attacks in the Western Region of South Sudan. Despite a ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ agreement between rebel and government factions, tens of thousands of civilians are currently seeking refuge i...

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. ...
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