July 26th, 2017

The Urgent Need to Break Nigeria’s Menstruation Taboo

Nerfiti’s story (age 37) “I grew up in Nigeria until I was 17.  What I do remember is getting embarrassed when my mum told everyone that I got my period. We were in the Yoruba tribe. There are three major tribes in Nigeria: Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa....

August 22nd, 2016

World Humanitarian Day: One Humanity in Burma I

Who’s beyond ‘One Humanity’? As we celebrate ‘One Humanity’ on World Humanitarian Day we want to introduce the work of our great partners to show their amazing work and how they live the spirit of ‘One Humanity’ day by day....

August 22nd, 2016

World Humanitarian Day: One Humanity in Burma II

Who’s beyond ‘One Humanity’? As we celebrate ‘One Humanity’ on World Humanitarian Day we want to introduce the work of our great partners to show their amazing work and how they live the spirit of ‘One Humanity’ day by day....

February 15th, 2016

Sudan and South Sudan | HART Visit Report

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) release the findings from their January visit to partners in South Sudan and in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. You can download the full report below. Executive Summary: SUDAN
  • While there has been relative calm in South Kordofan for the past four months, those we interviewed within the Nuba Mountains expressed their deep concern over the build-up of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) troops in strategic positions around Kauda.
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January 8th, 2016

Opinion: The Case for Peace Education in Uganda’s National Curriculum

“Societies spend money training doctors to heal the ill. Why should not they also educate their citizens to conduct affairs nonviolently?”[1]   Reflecting on the above question posed by peace education scholars Harris and Morrison, anyone familiar with Uganda’s post-independence socio-political history will appreciate its relevance....

December 16th, 2015

Partner Update from India: Operation Mercy’s work with the Devadasi

A Christmas greeting and update from Operation Mercy, our partner working in India, in their own words… “Greetings from the Good Shepherd Clinic team, Belgaum.  We would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and
Good Shepherd Clinic
a peaceful and joyful 2016. ...

December 1st, 2015

The Need for Education in the Midst of Conflict

During periods of conflict, aid funding for education falls in preference, with humanitarian organisations choosing to focus on food and health provisions. An Education for All report has shown that aid for education has fallen overall since 2010 by around £850 million, with around only 10% of aid going to the sector....

November 26th, 2015

Conflict and Development in South Sudan

Conflict in South Sudan has been almost constant since Sudan’s independence from British Colonialism when the British Administration ‘handed over’ jurisdiction over the South to the North, unifying them into one state. Wars for South Sudan’s independence followed leading to a Comprehensive Peace Agreement being signed in 2005 with South Sudan eventually gaining independence from Sudan in 2011....

June 9th, 2015

Update on Mai Adiko Project in Jos, Nigeria

This is an update from Canon Hassan John, coordinator of the Mai Adiko Peace and Reconciliation Project, located in Rayfield in the city of Jos, Nigeria. The project brings together members of the Christian and Muslim communities for skill-sharing, sports, business generation and other activities....

May 20th, 2015

Nagorno-Karabakh, My thoughts and experiences

An anonymous writer visited Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh independently in January 2015. Here, he shares his reflections. We all crowded round the shanty minibus that morning as a man approached me slowly on account of my rucksack. It was a misty winter morning on the outskirts of Yerevan, the Armenian capital....
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