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October 9th, 2014

Joint letter to the AU Commission of Enquiry regarding arms flows into South Sudan

The South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA), together with 15 other South Sudanese organizations and with the support of 5 international non-governmental organizations, including HART, have written to the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan to highlight th...

October 2nd, 2014

Fear and loathing in Northern Nigeria: Boko Haram and the government’s counterinsurgency problems

Since its birth in 2009, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (translated from Arabic as ‘People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad’), the terror organisation commonly known as Boko Haram, has waged a violent campaign against the Nigerian government and its citizens to impose its own interpretation of Sharia law....

August 20th, 2014

Friends and Diaspora of South Sudan Urge Leaders to Choose Peace

Baroness Cox has joined a group of 91 individuals and organisations in writing to South Sudanese leaders, urging them to immediately end the conflict, commit to the peace process and ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid. The press release follows, and the full text of the letter can be downloaded below. ...

June 19th, 2014

Report on the Burma Campaign UK special meeting with women’s representatives from Burma – 16/06/2014

On the 16th of June 2014, Burma Campaign UK hosted a special meeting with representatives from community based women’s organisations to discuss the situation of women in Burma today in relation to the current political reform process. Representatives included Tin Tin Nyo, General Secretary of the Women’s League of Burma; Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Director of the Karen Women’s Empowerment Group; May Sabe Phyu of the Kachin Peace Network; Wah Ku Shee from the Karen Women’s Organisation and Moon Nay Li from the Kachin Women Association Thailand....

June 10th, 2014

International community must act to end Sudan’s “unprecedented and intense” bombing of civilians

46 organisations, including HART, have appealed to the UN Security Council to demand an end to the targeting of civilians by the Government of Sudan’s Armed Forces. The press release follows; you can download the letter itself below.  A coalition of 46 organizati...

June 9th, 2014

55 ORGANISATIONS WORLDWIDE CALL FOR ACTION FOR PEACE ON KACHIN ANNIVERSARY

Three years ago today, the Burma Army broke a 17-year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and unleashed a major new military offensive against the Kachin people. Since 9 June 2011, over 120,000 Kachin people have been displaced, forced to flee their homes. At l...

May 6th, 2014

Conflict in South Sudan: how does it affect women?

Often the abuses that women and girls face during conflicts are ignored and under reported, especially when it comes to sexual violence, due to fear of social stigma and punishment. It is important to draw attention to the way in which conflict affects women and men differently....

March 20th, 2014

HART Visit to South Sudan

A new report from the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART), based on a recent visit to South Sudan, attests to a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis and widespread impunity for grave human rights abuses. It calls for more people to speak out on South Sudan....

November 19th, 2013

Baroness Cox speaks out on the violence and in the Central African Republic

Yesterday in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox joined a short question put forward by Baroness Berridge. The question asked what assessment the British Government have made of the security and humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Great Lakes region of Africa....

November 13th, 2013

“How much longer will the international community allow Khartoum to continue its brutal policies with impunity?”: Baroness Cox in the House of Lords

Last Thursday (07/11/13), as a new HART intern, I attended a debate in House of Lords which focused on the continuing humanitarian crisis in Sudan and South Sudan. Baroness Cox asked what assessment the British Government have made of the situation in Sudan, and the implications for citizens of the Republic of South Sudan....
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