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04 Dec 2018 description


  • South Sudan could be facing its toughest year yet as a declaration of famine is expected by 2019

  • UN ambassador expresses concerns over the Cessation of Hostilities agreement in September

  • Plans for a new state capital to make the seat of government more accessible are under consideration

  • Rebel leader Riek Machar has returned to Juba more than two years after the collapse of the 2016 peace deal

Key Developments

04 Dec 2018 description


  • About 58,000 people from the refugee and host communities in ‘open areas’ in Khartoum State will receive assistance, OCHA reports

  • Annual inflation rate reached 70 per cent by the end of September, leading to a rise in the cost of living

  • The Foreign Minister of Sudan attempts to promote bilateral relations on European tour

Key Developments

19 Jun 2018 description

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. The conflict has displaced thousands of people across three counties, Roch Roch dong, Kuajiena and Bagari.

18 May 2018 description

• People still streaming across border to refugee camps in South Sudan. 70% are children.

• Little relief for displaced by conflict in Wadaka, Blue Nile.

• UN Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan visited Yida and met with partners.


03 Apr 2018 description

“We just want to go home to live our own lives” – South Sudan Visit Report

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.

10 Nov 2017 description


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.


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


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