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April 30th, 2020

COVID-19 and Sudan

  Amidst the current pandemic, no country is unaffected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Whilst it stretches our empathy to think of others in an already difficult time, it’s important to remember that communities that were already struggling will be hit hardest by this global nightmare, this is the case in Sudan....

April 24th, 2020

Local Testimonies on Education in Sudan from January 2020

  At HART we pride ourselves on working with local partners and using their testimonies to drive our aid and advocacy initiatives. Below are some examples of the testimonies we heard on our last trip to Sudan in January about the need for education in the recently liberated Blue Nile region....

April 17th, 2020

Sudan: One Year On

A year after the Sudanese revolution, much has changed in the country. Perhaps the most significant impact has been the removal of President Omar al-Bashir by the Sudanese Armed Forces on 11th April 2019, after 5 months of social unrest. The army also ordered the arrest of all ministers of al-Bashir’s cabinet, dissolved the National Legislature and formed a Transitional Military Council....

April 15th, 2020

Easter Monday massacre in Abyei

We are deeply saddened to hear about another attack in Abyei -a disputed region along the border of Sudan/South Sudan- on Easter Monday when 4 people were killed, 2 children abducted, 50 homes were burnt and 95 goats looted. To support the affected community, please donate here and put a reference to ‘Abyei’....

April 15th, 2020

Education in Sudan

In Sudan, approximately 3 million children are presently out of education. Only 76% of primary aged children attend school, dropping to just 28% when they reach secondary school. In the worst affected area of Blue Nile, only 57% of children are in primary education....

April 6th, 2020

Sudan’s Transition to Democracy

  On 17 August 2019, the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and civilian leaders signed a deal as part of a planned 39-month transition to democracy. We remain cautiously optimistic that their Constitutional Declaration will lead to the formation of a government that can guarantee peace and stability throughout Sudan....

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?...

December 3rd, 2019

Sudan Repeals Discriminatory Public Order Laws

For years the female population of Sudan have been battling for equal rights, both in the public and private spheres of life. Thankfully, last week the Sudanese government made the decision to repeal the public order laws, moving the fight for women’s rights in the correct direction....

October 4th, 2019

Baroness Cox receives written answer to question regarding South Kordofan and the Blue Nile

Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit’s Humanitarian Update, August 2019.   Answer (Baroness Sugg):
The UK regularly receives information on the economic and livelihood conditions of people in Sudan from multiple sources....

September 10th, 2019

Baroness Cox’s submission to the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on UK-Sudan relations

After writing to the Common Foreign Affairs Committee for their inquiry on ‘Beyond Aid: The UK’s Strategic Engagement in Africa’, it has been confirmed that Baroness Cox’s submission on UK-Sudan relations has been received. Click the PDF link below to read the full statement:...
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