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July 25th, 2018

The Rohingya Crisis – will there ever be justice?

  Recently, the Rohingya situation in Myanmar (Burma) has been making headlines. The long-endured atrocities suffered by the Rohingya have escalated on 25 August 2017 through the ‘clearance operation’ by security forces as a response to attacks by opposing militants....

March 23rd, 2018

South Sudan: How will history remember the first decade of the World’s newest country?

“May this day mark a new beginning of tolerance, unity and love for one another. Let our cultural and ethnic diversity be a source of pride and strength, not parochialisms and conflict…”    President Salva Kiir at South Sudan’s official independence July 9, 2011 As civil war rages on into its fifth year in South Sudan, the world watches as growing political, cultural and economic instability erupts into violence, starvation and mass evacuation....

February 21st, 2018

Baroness Cox co-signs letter to the Foreign Secretary calling for justice for the Rohingya

Baroness Cox is among 102 Parliamentarians who co-signed a letter addressed to the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, calling for the Myanmar Military to be held accountable for their actions. The letter, dated 21st February 2018, demands urgent action by the UK Government to state their firm support of a UN Security Council referral of the Burmese Military to the ICC (International Criminal Court)....

August 31st, 2017

What’s Next for Timor Leste?

Timor Leste recently held successful democratic elections, but will this bring stability to a fragile and malnourished nation? Just over one month ago, on 22 July 2017, Timor Leste celebrated a landmark achievement: the country’s first ever national parliamentary elections to take place without the supervision of the United Nations....

February 15th, 2016

Sudan and South Sudan | HART Visit Report

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) release the findings from their January visit to partners in South Sudan and in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. You can download the full report below. Executive Summary: SUDAN
  • While there has been relative calm in South Kordofan for the past four months, those we interviewed within the Nuba Mountains expressed their deep concern over the build-up of Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) troops in strategic positions around Kauda.

October 2nd, 2015

International Day of the Girl Child and the vision for 2030: How HART works to empower and protect adolescent girls in its partner countries

  HART and its partners firmly believe in enabling the power of the adolescent girl. Read on to find out more about the International Day of the Girl Child and how HART is contributing to achieving the vision of the sustainable development goals for 2030....

June 29th, 2015

“Now is not the time to abandon the people of Darfur” | UNAMID review TOMORROW

The status of the hybrid United Nations–African Union Mandate in Darfur (UNAMID) will be reviewed tomorrow (30th June 2015), as the extension of the peace keeping mission set out in the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2173 reaches the end of its term....

June 26th, 2015

Open Letter to UN Security Council Members Requesting the Renewal of UNAMID’s Mandate in Darfur

Please download the Press Release and Full Letter with 83 signatories at the bottom of this page. Open Letter to UN Security Council Members on Darfur June 24, 2015: Excellency, We, the undersigned 83 representatives of Sudanese and international humanitarian and human rights organizations and advocates, write to you requesting the renewal of UNAMID’s mandate in Darfur....

June 12th, 2015

A Petition from the People of Nuba Mountains across the Globe On the 4th Anniversary of the Second Genocide, June the 6th, 2015

To the UN Secretary General, President of the United States, US Administration, European Union, UN Security Council, African Union, and the Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom, Norway, and Canada: The undersigned representatives of the Nuba Mountains civil society organizations across the globe, our Sudanese partners, and peace loving friends worldwide, write on this 4th anniversary of the second genocide in Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan of Sudan to share the grievance of the Nuba peoples....

December 18th, 2014

Written Parliamentary Question and letter to Ban Ki-Moon on atrocities in Darfur

Baroness Cox recently tabled a written question in the House of Lords asking Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the response of the United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to recent incidents including mass rape in Darfur...
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