KENYA: Three Christian Teachers Murdered
  • 16 January 2020

Three Christian teachers from Kamuthe Primary School in Garissa, were killed by the Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab in the early hours of 13 January. The armed militants ambushed Kamuthe village around 2am, targeting the school’s resource centre which hosted the teachers. Prior to the ambush, the attackers destroyed a telecommunication tool in an effort to […]

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LAOS: Abusive Husband Demands Return of Children
  • 16 January 2020

Mrs Khoun, who came to faith in Christ last year, loves to listen to a Christian radio programme that broadcasts sermons and other Christian teaching in her language. Her husband has always opposed her Christian faith, and his harassment, including beatings, has grown more severe. He recently gave her an ultimatum: Stop going to church […]

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CHINA: Prisoners Brainwashed 24 Hours a Day
  • 16 January 2020

China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims has made mainstream media headlines recently. Yet, Uyghur Christians in the remote north-west corner of China are suffering even worse persecution – and their story remains largely untold. Up to 1 million Uyghurs are reportedly detained in massive detention camps in Xinjiang where prisoners are submitted to 24-hour brainwashing and […]

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NIGERIA: Violence Against Christians Continues
  • 16 January 2020

Thirteen members of a church in the Plateau state of Nigeria were killed by armed Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Wednesday 8 January. On the same day, four students were kidnapped from a Catholic seminary in Kaduna state. “They were shooting with guns in all directions, forcing the villagers to scamper into surrounding bushes,” Michael Mutding, […]

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The Many Faces of Indonesia
  • 09 January 2020

What is the first thing that comes to the mind of a Westerner about Indonesia? The answer is Bali, the fabulous and scenic holiday destination. About the size of Europe, Indonesia is also the most populous Muslim country in the world. A tourist will not see the oppression the minority Christian population experiences, or the […]

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PAKISTAN: “My God Will Provide”
  • 09 January 2020

A Christian man who lost his job after refusing to convert to Islam is currently in hiding after receiving death threats from local Muslims. Asif, who was a valued supervisor at a garment factory, used to lead 10 co-workers in prayer before work every morning. In 2017, the factory owner approached him and told him […]

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CHINA: Pastor Wang Yi Sentenced to Nine Years
  • 09 January 2020

In what is believed to be the longest sentence against a house church leader in more than a decade, Pastor Wang Yi of the Early Rain Covenant Church was sentenced to nine years in prison for “inciting to subvert state power” and “illegal business operations”. The charges for business operations relate to the printing and […]

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NIGERIA: Eleven Christians Reportedly Killed
  • 09 January 2020

In a video released on 26 December, ISIS shows the murder of eleven Christians, claiming that it was committed in retaliation for the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ISIS leader who died during a raid in Syria by US special forces in October. In the video, which has Arabic subtitles, eleven men with their […]

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Project: Kids in Turkey
  • 07 January 2020

There are very few Christian youth in Turkey and many of them can feel discouraged and isolated while some are even bullied for their faith in Christ. With financial support from Voice of the Martyrs Australia, Kids in Turkey helped address this area of need and for the first time last year, began a youth […]

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Project: Children’s Crisis Care
  • 03 January 2020

Last year, Voice of the Martyrs, together with our supporters, helped support a children’s crisis care centre in Nigeria. The centre provides loving, Christ centred residential care, good quality education and medical treatment for child victims of persecution. The children are victims of persecution from Boko Haram Islamist terrorism, Fulani Muslim militant attacks on farming […]

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Project: Safe House in Malaysia
  • 03 January 2020

Malaysia has three major ethnicities: Malay (60%), Chinese (30%) and native tribes. The Malays are the most powerful group in the country and being Muslim is an important part of their identity. While Christianity is not illegal, it is illegal for Malays to convert to Christianity. Christian converts who are caught are confined to “re-education […]

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From our CEO: January 2020
  • 31 December 2019

Dear Friends, As we enter a new year, current circumstances in our troubled world urge us to pray and act. Persecuted believers whom we serve, receive as much help and support as we can provide, and this often extends to their physical well-being. Our brothers and sisters in restricted nations including Vietnam, Egypt, Jordan and […]

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