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September 21st, 2022

Food Insecurity in South Sudan has Reached Highest Levels Since Independence in 2011

On the 9th of July 2011, a referendum was held to grant independence and a path to peace for South Sudan. Yet, this could be far from what unraveled after South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. A bitter civil war and a humanitarian crisis unfolded instead....

November 5th, 2021

Flooding in South Sudan: HART’s Assistance

For the third consecutive year since 2019, South Sudan is experiencing severe flooding. Since May, more than 623,000 people have been affected by flooding across eight of the country’s 10 states. The floods have caused widespread devastation to livelihoods, submerging schools, health facilities and thousands of houses and displacing families....

July 21st, 2021

Education in South Sudan

Education is highly prized throughout Africa. However, due to multiple factors including poverty and conflict, educational structures in many countries face significant challenges. This is no less the case in South Sudan, where the education system faces high demand but suffers from low investment and low capacity....

May 19th, 2021

HART Statement: Dungob Alei Massacre, Abyei, South Sudan

HART is deeply saddened by the barbaric attack on the village of Dungob Alei which killed 13 people and wounded 8 others in Abyei, South Sudan on 15th May 2021. HART Partner Bishop of Abyei, Michael Deng Bol told us the attack was carried out by “militiamen of Sudan’s former regime.”...

April 9th, 2021

Genocide: A Continuing Global Trauma

This month, HART is focusing on the theme of Genocide. We shall be reflecting on how the international definition of genocide relates to crimes against humanity that continue to be perpetrated in various parts of the world. It is particularly appropriate to do so given recent events in Nagorno Karabakh and Burma (Myanmar); the fact that the Armenian Genocide is commemorated on 24 April each year (recognised by many countries and Wales, but not by the UK); and the on-going violence in Nigeria and neighbouring countries....

January 29th, 2021

HART Partner Bishop Michael Deng Bol Gives an Update on the Situation in Abyei, South Sudan

  On 21 January, the HART team spoke with our partner Bishop Michael Deng Bol, Bishop of Abyei in South Sudan, to receive an update on the situation there. Abyei is located on the border between South Sudan and Sudan and suffers greatly from a failure in the 2018 Sudan Peace agreement to agree whether the region should be situated in Sudan or in South Sudan....

December 11th, 2020

Guest Blog: How Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict is Threatening East Africa’s Regional Security

  As the conflict between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray regional government continues, serious concerns are arising about how it will impact East Africa’s peace and security in both long and short terms. The combination of civil conflict, increased flows of refugees and environmental challenges, all being faced whilst in the midst of a global pandemic, present serious challenges for the region’s security, as well as for the human rights of those caught up in the violence....

April 3rd, 2020

South Sudan and COVID-19

As the world’s attention is focused on the Coronavirus outbreak, in South Sudan preventative measures are being taken as the number of cases across Africa begins to grow. According to figures provided by WHO, in the last two weeks the number of cases in the continent has increased exponentially, from 450 on 17th March to 4,861 on 30th....

March 27th, 2020

Slavery in South Sudan

South Sudan and Sudan, like many African nations, have a history of slavery and traditions which have promoted and normalised slavery in many communities today. Inter-tribe rivalries and conflicts have often resulted in the abduction of people, women and children in particular....

February 3rd, 2020

Lords Questions: Baroness Cox’s question and received answer concerning massacre in Abyei, South Sudan, 29/01/2020

Question: Baroness Cox, Crossbench My Lords, is the Minister aware that, just last Wednesday, I was in Abyei, the region suffering from disputes over whether it is located in Sudan or South Sudan, and witnessed the immediate aftermath of a massacre perpetrated by Arab Misseriya tribesmen against Dinka villagers?...
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