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January 2nd, 2016

North Nigeria | HART Visit Report

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) release a new visit report documenting the current situation for civilians in Northern Nigeria. The magnitude of the devastation and terror inflicted on civilians by the insurgent group Boko Haram is far beyond what reporting figures have indicated....

November 9th, 2015

Religious minorities in India: fears over growing intolerance

In recent months, claims that India is becoming more openly and violently intolerant towards religious minorities have hit the headlines. A spate of incidents surrounding the persecution of minorities by the Hindu majority has sparked a debate within the country about discrimination and lack of religious freedom....

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....

October 2nd, 2015

International Day of the Girl Child and the vision for 2030: How HART works to empower and protect adolescent girls in its partner countries

  HART and its partners firmly believe in enabling the power of the adolescent girl. Read on to find out more about the International Day of the Girl Child and how HART is contributing to achieving the vision of the sustainable development goals for 2030....

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....

September 23rd, 2015

‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. Maximising the impact of Goal 5 from the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) are a new and universal set of goals, targets and indicators that the UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. They are replacing and expanding upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and become applicable from January 2016....

September 7th, 2015

Nigeria Situation Briefing: February – August 2015

Previous HART Intern, Elisabeth Pramendorfer, has prepared a comprehensive briefing documenting the humanitarian situation in Nigeria between February and August 2015. You can download it in full at the bottom of this page. Key  developments   • Muhammadu  Buhari   won  the  presidential  elections  (first  democratic  elections  with   an  opposition   candidate  succeeding)  in  March  2015  and  was  inaugurated  as  President  in  May  2015....

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....

March 20th, 2015

NEW Report – ‘Large-Scale Developments in Burma Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse’

HART has published a report compiling evidence from different investigations to highlight trends in Human Rights abuse being committed to make way for large-scale development projects. Local people have been subjected to forced relocations, land grabbing, and loss of livelihoods with little or no compensation and disregard for the impacts on their lives by those heading up the projects....

March 18th, 2015

HART Report – Large-scale developments in Burma: Uncovering Trends in Human Rights Abuse

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Burma has been increasing rapidly since the international community lifted sanctions, following limited democratic reforms in 2011. Large-scale developments in the form of mines, dams, roads and railways are springing up over the country as investors battle for a slice of Burma’s rich natural resources....
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