November 13th, 2018

Press Release, 12 November 2018

WHO WILL PROTECT NIGERIA’S NORTHERN CHRISTIANS? Today, Baroness Cox has returned from a fact-finding mission to Nigeria, where thousands of Christians have reportedly been killed in escalating attacks led by Fulani militia. She visited the Anguldi Refugee Camp in Jos...

October 9th, 2018

Update: Violent Weekend in Jos

The city of Jos, Nigeria, has witnessed a tumultuous final weekend of September, with a rise in violent attacks and widespread chaos. Internationally there has been a media blackout; however, we have received correspondence from HART partner Rev. Hassan John who has repor...

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....

July 3rd, 2018

Why is the Fulani Herdsmen crisis so difficult to tackle?

The Fulani Herdsmen have been involved in violent clashes with Nigerian farmers for over two decades. Amnesty International has declared that 549 lives were lost to such conflicts in 2017 alone. With such alarming figures it is clear that tension between Fulani herdsmen and local farmers is a grave cause for concern for both the government and the people of Nigeria....

July 2nd, 2018

Fulani Herders follow on from Boko Haram

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
The Islamist insurgency in northern and central Nigeria continues to escalate as Fulani militants use sophisticated weaponry and “barbaric” practices to displace vulnerable rural communities. Thousands of Christians have been killed and hundreds of churches have been burned....

June 29th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks continuing violence between communities and armed groups in Nigeria

On the 28th of June, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the ongoing crisis in Nigeria. Before speaking, Caroline requested updates from our partner Rev. Hassan John in Jos.   A copy of her full speech ca...

March 27th, 2018

Baroness Cox in Parliament: Oral question on Nigeria

Yesterday, Baroness Cox raised the situation in Nigeria in the House of Lords, asking Her Majesty’s Government for their assessment of ongoing civilian attacks by Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen.  Baroness Cox To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of recent developments in Nigeria, with particular reference to attacks on civilians by Boko Haram and the Fulani....

March 22nd, 2018

HART Prize for Human Rights 2018| Snatched

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. Rachel Rotimi, 19, won joint 1st place in our HART Prize for Human Rights Senior Creative Category 2018 with her art titled:   Snatched  In this piece I hoped to depict the tragic kidnapping of the 276 Chibok girls in Borno State, Nigeria in April 2014 by the terrorist group- Boko Haram....

February 26th, 2018

The Neglected Crisis of Fulani Herdsmen Violence in Nigeria’s Middle Belt Region

Since the founding of the Nigerian republic farmer-herder conflicts have been a pervasive cause of violence and death in the country. Nowhere is this seen more than in the middle belt areas with localised conflicts between muslim ethnic Fulani herders and various Christian farming communities....

February 16th, 2018

Will Boko Haram finally be brought to justice?

It is hard to forget the global social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls that erupted in 2014 following the abduction of 276 school girls by militant Islamist group Boko Haram. The raid was part of Boko Haram’s on-going insurgency, seeking to establish an unyielding Islamic state in northeast Nigeria for the past nine years....
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