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10 Nov 2017 description

Overview

The humanitarian situation in Sudan’s Blue Nile state continues to deteriorate. A combination of ongoing violence, flooding, and poor access to food forced 27,000 people to flee their homes in September. The crisis is also forcing people to take more desperate measures, increasing their risk of danger.

Violence

31 Mar 2017 description

Following famine being declared in several areas in South Sudan earlier this month, Guernsey is to send £46,000 in emergency relief to the struggling country through HART.

With ongoing civil war, widespread conflict, massive inflation, and drought, millions are at risk of starvation and 100,000 South Sudanese are already experiencing famine conditions. Now, more than ever, funds are needed to counter the worst effects of this horrible situation.

25 Feb 2016 description

Overview

The resumption of ground hostilities followed by a new wave of aerial bombardment, shelling and attacks against civilians, led to a quick deterioration of the security situation in the Two Areas in January 2016. At least 11 poeple, including a child, were reportedly killed by government militias in South Kordofan.

03 Jan 2016 description

Featured in this issue:

  • Refl ections on our visit to Northern Nigeria

  • Updates from our partners in Nigeria, Sudan,
    South Sudan, Uganda, India, Timor-Leste and Burma

  • News from HART

Refl ection and Celebration

At HART, we love to celebrate the courage, commitment and achievements of our partners who dedicate themselves to serving their communities in very challenging situations. They truly represent the spirit of Christmas – ‘love in action’.

17 Aug 2015 description

The South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBN CU) has ‘collected enough information to prove that a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding for more than 50,000 persons isolated in pocket of SPLM-N control in SK and BN cut off from the rest of their territory. People are suffering severe lack of food security and health services. At least 20 people have already died for malnutrition, and more are expected.‘ They have released this flash update, copied out in full below:

SKBNCU Flash update, 17 August 2015

16 Jun 2015 description

June 16th, 2015

The South Kordofan Blue Nile Coordination Unit (SKBN CU) has published their May 2015 Humanitarian Update. The SKBN CU works with local civil society organisations and international humanitarian actors to share credible information on humanitarian needs in the two conflict-affected states. In this update, the main sources of information are civilians involved in local humanitarian monitoring and protection activities, local civil administration representatives, and the reporting of other civil society organizations.

02 May 2015 description

The Marol Academy Secondary School is located in Warrap State, South Sudan. HART has supported local efforts since 2011 to establish both the Primary and Secondary Schools as the excellent academic institution they strive to be.

06 Feb 2015 description

Executive Summary

Across Sudan and South Sudan, people who have for decades struggled for peace, independence and to secure their basic human rights continue to suffer war and humanitarian crises. Millions of people in both countries lack access to healthcare, food, shelter and education.

16 Jan 2015 description

New film footage, photographs and interviews provide a rare insight into life in Sudan’s war-torn Blue Nile State: a contemporary, condoned Genocide.

The people of Blue Nile State are enduring systematic and ruthless assaults on their lives and communities by their own government. Since conflict broke out in 2011, the Government of Sudan (GoS) has regularly targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure with aerial bombardment by Antonov aircraft, ground assaults and missile attacks.

09 Oct 2014 description

The South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA), together with 15 other South Sudanese organizations and with the support of 5 international non-governmental organizations, including HART, have written to the AU Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan to highlight the problem of the proliferation of arms within South Sudan.

07 May 2014 description

Often the abuses that women and girls face during conflicts are ignored and under reported, especially when it comes to sexual violence, due to fear of social stigma and punishment. It is important to draw attention to the way in which conflict affects women and men differently. This article aims to raise awareness about the crisis in South Sudan, with a particular focus on how women and girls are affected by the conflict.

19 Mar 2014 description

Executive Summary

  • Despite the Cessation of Hostilities agreement, the conflict in South Sudan shows no sign of abating.
    Civilians are bearing the brunt of conflict with widespread human rights violations, including sexual violence, being committed by both sides with impunity.

28 Jun 2013 description

HART’s summer newsletter is now available and features a report from HART’s recent visit to Kachin state, Burma, as well as information about our upcoming Channel Swim for Change, HART Highlights and dates for your diary.

17 Jan 2013 description

Khartoum continues remorseless attempts to ethnically cleanse Southern Kordofan (Nuba Mountains) and Blue Nile with impunity.

A delegation from HART (Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust) returned today from visits to the war zones of Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan (Nuba Mountains) in Sudan.

Blue Nile State

07 Jun 2012 description

News that Abyei town is now safe could provoke mass movements of displaced people.
Early in 2012, Tim Flatman joined families returning to Abyei nine months after they were first displaced. Here, he again reports to Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) on his experiences in Abyei, on the recent withdrawal of Sudan Armed Forces, and on the humanitarian challenges facing returnees.

16 Apr 2012 description

A humanitarian catastrophe inflicted by Khartoum

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) returned yesterday from visiting people displaced from Blue Nile State, the Nuba Mountains and Abyei.

Khartoum’s policies of ethnic cleansing are inflicting suffering and death:

12 Mar 2012 description

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) continues to receive deeply disturbing reports from partners in Sudan of continuing escalations of human rights abuses in the Republic of Sudan, particularly in the ‘three areas’ of Abyei, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

27 Jan 2012 description

A report published on 25 January by the Sudan Sentinel Project (SSP) has suggested evidence of “a pattern almost identical to the activity and disposition of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) before their invasion of Abyei in May of last year.”

The images in the report indicate that the SAF may be preparing to launch a full-scale assault against the SPLM-N (Sudan People’s Liberation Army – North) held stronghold in the Kauda Valley.