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. ...

January 5th, 2018

Letter to the UK Government to redouble efforts in South Sudan

Baroness Cox was among 32 Peers and MPs who signed a letter to the UK Government to renew their efforts to bring peace to South Sudan. After four years of the conflict, this letter is desperately needed to remind us of the ongoing situation.
Friday 15th December 2017 – Today is the fourth anniversary of the start of the conflict in South Sudan....

December 15th, 2017

HART Weekly Review 15/12/17

This week’s HART Weekly Review includes blogs and a summary of the top stories from the countries where we work Blogs Shan women become victims of trafficking in Thailand: The people from Shan State are one of the groups whom have suffered exceptionally similar atrocities to the Rohingya people....

December 12th, 2017

Baroness Cox Debate on Sudan and South Sudan Developments

On 11th December 2017, Baroness Cox and other peers asked her Government about their assessment of recent developments in Sudan and South Sudan. Below is her speech and click on the link to read the contributions from other peers and the response from Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Baroness Cox (CB) My Lords, I am very grateful to all noble Lords who are contributing to this debate on two countries where people are suffering so much, but for very different reasons....

December 12th, 2017

What next for South Sudan?

The conflict in South Sudan continues to devastate the local population. As we come to the end of 2017, an estimated 1.87 million people have been internally displaced and a further 2.01 million refugees having fled to neighbouring countries. The world’s youngest country, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011....
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