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September 2nd, 2020

The Importance of Hope in Crisis

  This month, HART’s focus is on, “Hope in Crisis.” The concept of hope plays an important role in our work across the world and inspires everything we do. As many of our partners continue to tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing humanity today, a key motivation is hope....

August 1st, 2020

Why Economic Sanctions on Syria Must Stop

  The conflict that has been raging in Syria for nine years has caused an unbearable level of suffering for all the people in the country. We are pleased to partner with EPDC, (St. Ephrem Patriarchal Development Committee), the Syrian Orthodox Church’s Development work in the country, and specifically with one of their projects in Maaloula, as well as providing general relief in the harsh winters. ...

July 23rd, 2020

Islamist Militants in Northeast Nigeria Reportedly Execute Five Aid Workers

HART is saddened and concerned by the news that Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria have reportedly executed five aid workers. Multiple news outlets have now reported that the five aid workers abducted last month in north-east Nigeria’s Borno State have been killed, reportedly by jihadists....

May 22nd, 2020

Baroness Cox Written Questions and Answers for May and April 2020

  Below are the written questions relevant to HART and our partner countries asked to the government by Baroness Cox in April and May.   Download the document to read the full transcript of the questions and answers....

April 30th, 2020

COVID-19 and Sudan

  Amidst the current pandemic, no country is unaffected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Whilst it stretches our empathy to think of others in an already difficult time, it’s important to remember that communities that were already struggling will be hit hardest by this global nightmare, this is the case in Sudan....

April 17th, 2020

Sudan: One Year On

A year after the Sudanese revolution, much has changed in the country. Perhaps the most significant impact has been the removal of President Omar al-Bashir by the Sudanese Armed Forces on 11th April 2019, after 5 months of social unrest. The army also ordered the arrest of all ministers of al-Bashir’s cabinet, dissolved the National Legislature and formed a Transitional Military Council....

December 13th, 2019

Break the Silence: the obstacles and affects of the non-reporting of sexual abuse against males amongst Rohingya Muslims

  Whilst Aung San Suu Kyi continues to stay silent in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the claim that the Burmese military used systematic sexual violence and rape against Rohingya Muslim women and girls, it has been found that male victims of sexual violence are keeping silent in Bangladesh’s refugee camps....

October 29th, 2019

Stabilising Syria

Syria has been destabilised to its very core. For many, a lasting and effective solution is hard to fathom. According to the United Nations 180,000 people have been displaced from the north-east region since the Turkish offensive on 9th October, with great concern over their safety and protection....

October 9th, 2019

US troop withdrawal and its possible impact on Syrian refugees in Turkey

President Trump has made the decision to pull out US troops from Syria. The news brings huge uncertainty to the fate of IS troops who are currently held in prisons and camps by the Kurdish-led alliance, and for hundreds of thousands of Syrians who may face dangerous displacement....

October 4th, 2019

Baroness Cox receives written answer to question regarding South Kordofan and the Blue Nile

Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit’s Humanitarian Update, August 2019.   Answer (Baroness Sugg):
The UK regularly receives information on the economic and livelihood conditions of people in Sudan from multiple sources.
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