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Topic: Humanitarian Aid

May 16th, 2018

Update from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) on Burma Army war crimes against Kachin IDPs

Update from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT), documenting Burma Army crimes against IDPs in Kachin State, North Eastern Burma.   
May 15, 2018 Urgent update by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) Burma Army commits war crimes against Kachin IDPs: blocking access to refuge, using as human shields and minesweepers, indiscriminate shelling, looting   Contrary to claims by Burma Army commanders that they have not targeted civilians in their recent offensives against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA), interviews by KWAT with IDPs reveal that in April 2018 Burma Army troops committed war crimes against villagers in three townships in Kachin State: Hpakant, Danai and Injangyang.

May 3rd, 2018

Spotlight: Renewed Offensives in Kachin State Displaces Thousands

Welcome to our new series titled Spotlight, which gives our readers a quick news update focusing on developments that affect the countries where HART works. This week, we’re taking a look at Kachin State, North East Burma, where renewed offensives have displaced thousands more civilians. ...

March 20th, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| ‘To what Extent can we Consider Democracy to be a Human Right? How does Uganda Reflect this?’

With the most number of entries we’ve ever received, the competition was even harder with such exceptional submissions that demonstrated inspiring passion for Human Rights advocacy. Hannah Mordey, 19, won 2nd place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Essay Category 2018 with her essay titled: To what Extent can we Consider Democracy to be a Human Right?...

March 7th, 2018

SPLM-N (al-Hilu) write a letter to Baroness Cox

Following HART’s recent visit to the Blue Nile, Sudan in January 2018, the SPLM-N (al-Hilu) have written a letter of appreciation to Baroness Cox to show their gratitude for her continued advocacy of the region and its people. The Letter of Appreciation notes HART’s recent visit and thanks Baroness Cox for her continued support of the Blue Nile communities in Sudan....

February 9th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 09/02/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features Baroness Cox’s written question to the UK Government regarding Sudan, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work.   Written Question to HM Government regarding Sudan: Baroness Cox asked about the recent arrests of civilians engaging in peaceful demonstrations....

December 21st, 2017

Baroness Cox Debate on Syria

On 20th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other Peers asked the UK Government about their role in the current situation in Syria, and what they intend to do to rebuild the country after years of ongoing and devastating war.  Question Asked by To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current situation in Syria....

August 19th, 2016

World Humanitarian Day: One Humanity in South Sudan

As we celebrate ‘One Humanity’ on World Humanitarian Day we think about the challenges faced by men, women and children living in conflict-ridden South Sudan and we remember the work of our partners, the Diocese of Wau, in tirelessly serving those displaced by conflict. ...

November 11th, 2015

Local actors: the future of humanitarian action

This year’s World Disasters Report states that local actors, such as National Societies, national non-governmental organisations (NGOs), faith based organisations (FBOs) and community based organisations (CBOs), are ‘the key to humanitarian effectiveness’....

September 2nd, 2013

Victims of Their Government: The humanitarian crisis in Blue Nile State, Sudan, 2 years on

Two years ago today, September 2nd 2011, war broke out in Blue Nile State Sudan between the Government’s Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). The Government began to target communities that had not supported it during the second civil war....
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