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July 12th, 2013

War Crimes in Sudan: Baroness Cox draws attention to the unilateral aerial bombardment of the civilian population undertaken by the Khartoum Government.

This Tuesday in the House of Lords, Lord Alton of Liverpool asked the British Government what assessment they had made of the Amnesty International Report We had no time to bury him: War crimes in Sudan’s Blue Nile State. He highlighted the shocking extent of the purging of the Nuba people and asked when this issue was last raised in the United Nations Security Council....

May 17th, 2013

Baroness Cox speaks out on Sudan, South Sudan and Burma in the Queen’s Speech debates.

On Wednesday the House of Lords debated the government’s plans for the year ahead in defense  international development, foreign and commonwealth affairs, as set out by the Queen’s Speech. HART CEO, Baroness Cox, spoke out on the situations in Sudan and Burma....

February 28th, 2013

House of Lords debate Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile

Yesterday, in a short debate in the House of Lords, Baroness Cox asked what is the British Government’s assessment of the current situation in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile. On the 10th anniversary of the start of devastating violence in Darfur, six members of the House of Lords spoke on the humanitarian crisis and asked the British Government to take further action....

February 28th, 2013

Global call to “stop the horror” in Sudan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, London, Washington, Canberra • A decade on from the start of the mass atrocities in Darfur a coalition of politicians from three continents have called for urgent action to address the humanitarian crisis in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile • The Sudanese government is accused of intensifying indiscriminate bombings against rebel-held areas • Over a million people have been displaced or severely affected by violence and independent experts warn of man-made famine by April • Meanwhile, the decade-long conflict in Darfur continues, with 1.4 million living in camps and 3.5 million relying on food aid....

January 28th, 2013

Film: Returning to Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains

In January 2013, Baroness Cox and Dr Mukesh Kapila travelled hundreds of kilometres through Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile. The two areas have been closed since armed conflict erupted between the Sudanese Government and opposition groups in June 2011....

January 27th, 2013

Baroness Cox on Radio 4’s Today Programme: “Let’s have sanctions”

Baroness Cox spoke on this morning’s Today Programme following an extended interview with a seventeen year old girl who recently fled violence in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan. This month marks the ten year anniversary of conflict in Darfur. Since then 300,000 people have been killed in Darfur and an estimated 3 million have been displaced....

January 23rd, 2013

Baroness Cox debates Sudan in the British Parliament

Following HART’s recent visit to Sudan, HART CEO Baroness Cox raised in Parliament the issue of the bombardment of civilians and denial of access to humanitarian aid in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions of Sudan, and asked what further representations have been made by the British Government to the Government of Sudan regarding these issues....

January 20th, 2013

Report from Blue Nile and the Nuba Mountains

 
Children living in Caves in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains
A delegation from HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) recently returned from visits to the war zones of Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan (Nuba Mountains) in Sudan. Speaking in Parliament, Baroness Cox said: “I witnessed daily aerial bombardments by the Khartoum Government that directly targeted civilians with 500 kilogram and incendiary bombs, destroying villages, markets and schools, inflicting death and injury on women and children, forcing thousands to hide in caves with deadly snakes and to die from hunger and disease with no health care; and causing nearly 200,000 refugees to flee to camps in South Sudan”  A full report and press release from the visit can be downloaded below....
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