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....

February 2nd, 2018

HART Weekly Review 02/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features our Press Release and Report from HART’s recent visit to Sudan, and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Press Release “There was nobody to help us”: During HART’s recent visit to Sudan we heard reports of Khartoum’s continued offensive against the villagers of Blue Nile, causing further displacement and severe food insecurity....

January 12th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 12/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features a letter signed by Baroness Cox to the Government, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work. Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan: Baroness Cox co-signed a letter to the UK Government to increase peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan. ...

January 5th, 2018

Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan

Baroness Cox was among 32 Peers and MPs who signed a letter to the UK Government to renew their efforts to bring peace to South Sudan. After four years of the conflict, this letter is desperately needed to remind us of the ongoing situation.
Friday 15th December 2017 – Today is the fourth anniversary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan....

October 16th, 2017

Famine and Food Crisis in South Sudan

After declaring famine in parts of South Sudan earlier this year, swift aid operations have lifted the country out of its ‘famine status’, but this is no cause for celebration.  
There has been an increase in humanitarian assistance since famine was declared in February (Albert Gonzalez Farran)
“The situation has deteriorated....

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....
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