A quarter of the world’s children — about 535 million — are living in a country affected by conflict or disaster, the head of the UN children’s agency said Monday.
Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan’s Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country’s civil war. But when a national peace deal broke down and government soldiers ransacked the area, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help.
A judge in Sudan ruled yesterday that there was enough evidence to charge two South Sudanese pastors with crimes that carry the death penalty.
The United Nations called South Sudan’s food crisis the ‘worst in the world’ and urged donor nations who pledged $618 million to make good on their promise.
Of the 15 worst violators of religious freedom in the world, 10 are Islamic states.
After earlier denying that it had bombed civilians, last week Sudanese aerial strikes targeted church buildings and schools in Kauda, South Kordofan state.
Sudanese leader Omer Hassan Al-Bashir is rewriting his country’s constitution in order to implement shar’ia (Islamic) law.
Sudanese civilians living in the Western Nile Region of Southern Sudan have been deliberately targeted and displaced by Islamic Government Forces and militia (see “U.S. condemns abuses against civilians in Sudan” Associated Press, 2/11/03). Many have fled to the town of Nimule, where Operation Nehemiah operates a newly acquired hospital.
ISTANBUL, March 6 (Compass) — The government of Sudan amputated a Southern Sudanese Christian’s right hand for alleged theft in late January, furthering evidence that the Islamist regime has begun enacting harsh Muslim punishments against both Christian and Muslim citizens within the past three months.
The appointment of former Senator John Danforth as special envoy to Sudan could result in positive action, according to The Voice of the Martyrs, a ministry organization focussed on serving the persecuted church.
MORULAND, SUDAN (February 5, 2001) — A Sudanese pastor has appealed to US President George W. Bush to intervene against Sudanese government bombing of churches, hospitals and schools by declaring Southern Sudan a no-fly zone for military aircraft.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (March 26, 2000) – A Christian school in Southern Sudan was attacked on Thursday, March 23, by the Islamic-led government forces of Sudan and numerous injuries were inflicted to students and their parents.
Saudi Arabia has once again taken the dubious distinction of being the country where Christians are more severely persecuted than any other in the world. This was revealed in the January 2001 release of the Open Doors “World Watch List” (WWL), which ranks countries according to their level of Christian persecution.