September 8th, 2017

News Round Up 08/09/2017

Burma ...

July 19th, 2017

House of Lords Debate, 18th July 2017: Oral question on the recent developments in the Northern and Central Belt States in Nigeria

Baroness Cox 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....

August 15th, 2016

21 Century Panglong Conference: A step towards peace?

  Almost everyone in Burma is familiar with the Panglong Conference of 1947. Schoolbooks portrayed it as the moment when the country’s entire ethnic group came together to join a union after gaining independence from the British colonial rule....

August 9th, 2016

Northern Uganda: Concise History of a Conflicted Land

Wracked by a troubled past, Uganda continues to endure severe structural inequalities of wealth, gender, and accessibility to basic public services. Northern Uganda, a central operating area for the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), has suffered acutely from decades of social and political conflict....

August 4th, 2016

Herdsmen-Farmer Conflict in Nigeria: An Ongoing Legacy of Division and Mistrust

The first half of 2016 has seen a rise in reported attacks by Fulani cattle herdsmen on farming communities across several states in Nigeria with hundreds of deaths recorded. The tensions between farmers and the herdsmen are commonly attributed to the expansion of agricultural land into traditional Fulani grazing routes, leading to conflict over access to pasture....

April 9th, 2016

Nagorno-Karabakh recent clashes, and why I’ll be running the Marathon for HART

Last weekend saw the deaths of at least 46 Soldiers and two civilians on either side of the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. As tensions still remain high, and an incredibly fragile new ceasefire has been held since Wednesday April 5th, citizens on either side of the conflict feel threatened, from Yerevan to Baku....

April 6th, 2016

Voices of Karabakh: The Uncut and Untold Accounts of Karabakh Civilians

  On Monday we posted an overview of the news coverage detailing the escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh from 2nd April, with facts and reports by some of the world’s biggest news outlets, from the BBC to CNN. Much of the discussion centered around the geopolitics of the conflict and possible future scenarios, yet little focused on the human cost that such an escalation in violence has had....

April 4th, 2016

Escalating Violence in Nagorno-Karabakh: An Update

On Saturday, April 2nd fighting broke out in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Al Jazeera, “at least 30 soldiers from both sides have been killed”.  
REUTERS/Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure. April 3, 2016.
  Yet, there were also numerous civilian casualties, as Russia Today reported in this video, which documents the experience of “two Nagorno-Karabakh boys, who were injured after shells landed near a school”....

March 1st, 2016

Baroness Cox asked the House of Lords about continuing military offensives against civilians by the Government of Sudan.

Yesterday, Baroness Cox asked the British Government for their position on military attacks on civilians in the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains, Sudan. You can read Lady Cox and other Peers’ questions and the Government’s replies below....

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....
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