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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?...

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 9th, 2018

Reflecting on the 7th Anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence

Today marks the 7th anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence. Speaking earlier today at a short reflection organised by CAFOD, Baroness Cox highlights the courage and resourcefulness of the people who continue to rebuild their communities after decades of war and conflict....

July 5th, 2018

Baroness Cox talks humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

On the 4th of July, Baroness Cox (crossbench) talks in the House of Lords and asks the UK Government how they will respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.       Lord Bates (the Minister of State for DfID) noted HART’s work in the debat...

July 2nd, 2018

South Sudan: The Time For Talk Is Over, What we Want From Our Government! What We Want From the World!

As we approach the end of the first half of year, the recent news about another agreement of peace between President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar is welcome news indeed. The duo ‘finally inked an agreement to end the war’[1]. Whilst we digest this development with cautious optimism, it seems appropriate at this point to reflect on the goals set following the last HART visit in January to assess the peace situation in South Sudan and consider if any progress has been made towards peace....

June 18th, 2018

Spotlight: Fighting breaks out between rebels and Government forces in South Sudan

Our partner Reverend Andrew from the Diocese of Wau in South Sudan has reported an outbreak of violence in the Western Bahr el Ghazal region. On June 12th 2018, conflict broke out between the rebels and government soldiers, violating a ceasefire that has been repeatedly breached since it came into effect in mid-2014....

April 3rd, 2018

“We just want to go home to live our own lives” – South Sudan Visit Report

Children in Eastern Bank, a settlement of 50,000 people
When South Sudan gained independence in 2011, it also inherited a legacy of violence, inequality and poverty. There was little accountability or justice for crimes committed during the previous war, and insufficient reconciliation to tackle unsolved tensions and grievances....

January 12th, 2018

HART Weekly Review 12/01/2018

This week’s HART Weekly Review features a letter signed by Baroness Cox to the Government, blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work. Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan: Baroness Cox co-signed a letter to the UK Government to increase peacebuilding efforts in South Sudan. ...
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