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October 1st, 2020

Renewed conflict: Basement voices from Stepanakert

HART supporter and translator, Artemis lives in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) with her family. Below is her account of what is happening right now in Artsakh since the renewal of conflict and aggression on Sunday 27th September.  “COVID-19 is now something of the past for Armenian people....

April 15th, 2020

Easter Monday massacre in Abyei

We are deeply saddened to hear about another attack in Abyei -a disputed region along the border of Sudan/South Sudan- on Easter Monday when 4 people were killed, 2 children abducted, 50 homes were burnt and 95 goats looted. To support the affected community, please donate here and put a reference to ‘Abyei’....

March 27th, 2020

Slavery in South Sudan

South Sudan and Sudan, like many African nations, have a history of slavery and traditions which have promoted and normalised slavery in many communities today. Inter-tribe rivalries and conflicts have often resulted in the abduction of people, women and children in particular....

February 3rd, 2020

A century on, and the movement for Nagorno-Karabakh’s recognition as part of Armenia, continues. But where did it all begin?

Most famously, the early Armenian-Azerbaijani War consisted of multiple clashes in 1918 and further disputes from 1920-22. However, clashes between the two sides existed around 15 years earlier in 1905. Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, saw the initial clashes in February 1905 and the first conflict erupted in early August of the same year in Shusha, which is located in Nagorno-Karabakh....

January 21st, 2020

Sudan’s Interim Government: Violence Continues

Sudan is one of the most fragile nations in the world with a long history of corrupt government and military. August 2019 saw a new interim government set to bring about democratic representation to the country within the next three years. But how well is this new government settling?...

December 3rd, 2019

Country Briefings: September – November 2019

In the countries where our partners work, human rights issues, political events and humanitarian crises rarely reach international headlines. Thus, we have put together briefings sourcing the latest humanitarian reports and news from the past three months in Burma, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria....

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 in Uni...

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....
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