May 31st, 2016

HART Thailand-Burma Borderlands Visit Report – May 2016

HART visited our partners and other civil society organisations working in Shan, Kachin, Karen and Karenni states in Burma and with refugees in Thailand in May 2016. Download our full visit report below. Summary:
  • Fighting continues in Shan, Kachin and Rakhine states.
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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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February 4th, 2016

Baroness Cox speaks in the House of Lords supporting amendments to Immigration Bill Committee Stage (4th Day)

Amendment 234A Moved by Lord Alton of Liverpool 234A: After Clause 38, insert the following new Clause— “Conditions for grant of asylum: cases of genocide (1) A person seeking asylum in the United Kingdom who belongs to a national, ethnical, racial or religious group which is, in the place from which that person originates, subject to the conditions detailed in Article II of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, shall be presumed to meet the conditions for asylum in the United Kingdom....

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....

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....

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....

July 10th, 2015

Baroness Cox delivers speech in House of Lords debate on refugees and migrants

  Yesterday, 9th July, Baroness Cox delivered a speech on the refugee crises in Burma and Sudan and the urgent need for cross-border aid, as part of a House of Lords debate on refugees and migrants from Africa and Asia. The debate was initiated by a motion put forward by Lord Alton, “That this House takes note of the displacement of refugees and migrants from Asia and Africa and to the long-term and short-term measures to address their plight”....

June 22nd, 2015

The plight of Nigerian Refugees and Internally Displaced continues as Boko Haram insurgency grows | HART Blog Series for World Refugee Day

In this second blog post for our World Refugee Day blog series, Elisabeth discusses the consequences of increasing Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria on displacement. To view other blogs in the series, please click here.  Daily, sometimes hourly, international media coverage reports dramatic events from northern Nigeria and beyond, including suicide attacks, destruction of villages and abduction of civilians on behalf of the Islamist militia Boko Haram....

June 16th, 2015

South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit Humanitarian Update – May 2015

The South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBN CU) has published their May 2015 Humanitarian Update. The SKBN CU works with local civil society organisations and international humanitarian actors to share credible information on humanitarian needs in the two conf...

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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