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October 15th, 2015

If Naypyidaw wants peace, it must stop its military advances into Shan ceasefire territories | Statement by Shan Community Based Organizations |October 15, 2015

Shan Community Based Organisations (CBOs) are gravely concerned at the current offensive by Naypyidaw troops against Shan ceasefire territories in four townships of central Shan State, which has displaced over 1,500 villagers so far.
On October 6, 2015, the Burma Army launched a large-scale offensive on territories of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Mong Su and Mong Nawng townships....

September 28th, 2015

Burma Army shelling, killing and torture of civilians in Mong Pawn constitute war crimes | Update by the Shan Human Rights Foundation, September 28, 2015

On September 12, 2015, about 100 Burmese government troops attacked Nawng Pa Deb village in Mong Pawn township, southern Shan State. They fired shells indiscriminately into the village, injuring four men and two women; one of the men later died from his wounds....

June 22nd, 2015

The plight of Nigerian Refugees and Internally Displaced continues as Boko Haram insurgency grows | HART Blog Series for World Refugee Day

In this second blog post for our World Refugee Day blog series, Elisabeth discusses the consequences of increasing Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria on displacement. To view other blogs in the series, please click here.  Daily, sometimes hourly, international media coverage reports dramatic events from northern Nigeria and beyond, including suicide attacks, destruction of villages and abduction of civilians on behalf of the Islamist militia Boko Haram....

June 9th, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: PROTESTS IN LONDON AS SUDANESE GOVERNMENT INCREASES BOMBING OF CIVILIANS

Members of the Sudanese diaspora and others from across the UK took to the streets on Saturday 6 June to protest against the Government of Sudan’s attacks on civilians in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and Darfur, and its repression and human rights abuses throughout Sudan....

June 9th, 2015

Statement by KWAT on the 4th anniversary of the renewal of war in Kachin areas

Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) have a released a statement on the 4th anniversary of the renewal of conflict in Kachin areas following the breaking of a 17-year-old ceasefire by the Burmese Government. As conflict has worsened in 2015, KWAT are calling for support from the international community by releasing this statement: “The international community must start pressuring the Burmese government to stop its attacks against ethnic people. ...

June 8th, 2015

Worldwide Call for an Immediate End to Offensives in Northern Burma/Myanmar and for the Provision of Unhindered Humanitarian Assistance to the IDPs

  56 Solidarity Groups, including HART, have signed a letter calling for an ‘Immediate End to Offensives in Northern Burma/Myanmar and for the Provision of Unhindered Humanitarian Assistance to the IDPs‘. The letter was published today (8th June 2015), the day before the 4th year anniversary of the breaking of the 17-year-old ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army by the Burmese military....

June 1st, 2015

The vicious cycle of conflict in northern Nigeria

Andrew Barlow assesses the relationship between the escalating Boko Haram insurgency and Nigeria’s vast inequality.   ‘And so, to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honour and peace, until the gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand[i]....

May 29th, 2015

Baroness Cox’s contribution to the House of Lords debate on the Queen’s Speech, 28/05/2015

On the 28th May, the House of Lords opened for the ‘Debate on the Humble Address – foreign affairs, European affairs, international development and defence’. Baroness Cox used this opportunity to highlight to the House ongoing human rights abuse against ethnic minorities in Burma, particularly in the Shan and Kachin states and genocide in Sudan, focusing on the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan....

May 22nd, 2015

HART Weekly News Round Up (22/05/2015): Rohingya Refugee Crisis, and other stories from around the world

  Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Burma by boat have made international headlines this week. Petitions for ASEAN members and the international community to take action and end the humanitarian crisis for the refugees stranded at sea have been partially successful. ...

May 13th, 2015

New HART Newsletter Released Today!

We are delighted to announce the release of HART’s latest newsletter. Download your copy here!  This edition focuses on the situation in Sudan and South Sudan. We wanted to share some of the stories we heard on our visit earlier this year, and the perspectives of those we met. 
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