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NIGERIA: Nasarawa State Subjected to Fulani Attacks

Fulani herdsmen continued their string of attacks early on Saturday 23 March, starting with three young Christian siblings returning home from a community feast. Fulani herdsmen beat, raped and killed a 19-year-old Christian woman while her younger sister and brother were able to escape. Though

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KYRGYZSTAN: Violent Attacks Against Christians

In October 2018, a young Christian, Eldos Sattar uuly, sustained a broken jaw and other injuries after a violent attack in the Issyk-Kul Region of Kyrgyzstan. Those responsible were charged. They were sentenced to house arrest; however this is not being enforced. Problems have continued

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Muslim Convert Framed and Forced to Flee

Amin was a new Christian when he was forced to flee Iran after the company he worked for framed him and demanded he deny his faith. Amin and his wife Ghazal (both Muslim) were living and working in Iran when their life changed dramatically in

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Project: Support for Women in Vietnam

Persecution of Christians varies in Vietnam, but most frequently occurs in the Central Highlands and in remote rural areas. Persecution includes imprisonment, harassment, discrimination, threats and attacks. Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able offer support to

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The Cost of Converting in Egypt

At just 15 years old, Egyptian born Meriam first experienced persecution for her faith, after her family discovered she converted from Islam to Christianity. Meriam was just three years old when she was left without a mother after her parents divorced. Meriam’s mother discovered that

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PAKISTAN: Christian Family Flees After Home Set on Fire

The only Christian family in their area were beaten and saw their house set on fire in a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Then they were told they will be killed if they return. The family – an elderly couple with their four sons, daughters-in-law

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UGANDA: Church Closes After Repeated Attacks

A church outside of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, closed in early August after months of harassment by local Muslims. The final blow came on 4 August when a stone was thrown through a window, striking Pastor Moreen Sanyu of the Greater Love Church in

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NIGERIA: Killing Spree by the Fulani Herdsmen

For four days from the 21 June, Fulani herdsman went on a killing spree and wiped out northern Nigerian villages in Plateau state surrounding the city of Jos. At least 200 Christians lost their lives in the massacre. Currently, over 3,000 survivors have lost their homes and families with no

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Myanmar Mission Project 2018 by Evie Nick

I had the privilege of travelling to Myanmar on behalf of Voice of the Martyrs from 13 to 17 June. Our destination was Myitkyina, to connect with leaders who were helping to organise an emergency project to feed 2700 people. Many of the Christian Kachin

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Project: Myanmar Emergency Packs Distributed

We are currently in the process of distributing emergency packs to 4,000 people in the Kachin state area of Myanmar. These people are Christians and have been displaced through continuous harassment which included mortars and airstrikes by government forces. There are more than 10,000 people

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Myanmar: We are Helping Kachin Christians

Voice of the Martyrs Australia will be travelling to Myanmar next week to distribute emergency packs to displaced persons. Thousands of people have been displaced as Myanmar’s military has renewed its offensive against the mainly Christian Kachin people, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, burning

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MYANMAR: Thousands Flee Fresh Fighting in Kachin State

Myanmar’s military has renewed its offensive against the mainly Christian Kachin people in Myanmar (Burma). The military stepped up its campaign against the Kachin people in April, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery. Troops have displaced thousands and occupied churches, interrogating entire congregations. As well

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Project: Support for Nigeria

Deborah Shior, a displaced woman with three children said life became miserable for her after Fulani herdsmen attacked her village in Nigeria. According to Deborah, the Fulani herdsmen became furious when Benue State Government passed the anti-open grazing bill. They started attacking and killing people.

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NIGERIA: Seven More Killed in Another Benue Attack

At least seven people were killed after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked another church in Benue State on 26 April. The attack came after the massacre of 19 worshippers, including two priests, at a Catholic church in Gwer West Local Government Area. In the early hours

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ISRAEL: Family of Messianic Jews Facing Threats

Eitan and his family, who are Messianic Jews, face threats from ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel because of Eitan’s work on videos for the One for Israel YouTube ministry. Eitan, his wife and their young child were forced to move after they received death threats. In

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BREAKING: URGENT Food, Medicine, Bibles, Prayer needed

Yesterday we received an urgent email from our partners in Nigeria reporting a new wave of brazen attacks by Fulani Herdsmen. Our team reports that they visited displaced people from eight predominantly Christian villages near Bokkos. Over 200 houses were burnt to the ground. They

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PAKISTAN: Christian Teenager Arrested

A 17-year-old Christian boy has been arrested for sharing blasphemous content on Facebook. The alleged incident, led to a violent mob which drove Masih’s family and other Christians from their village. Patras Masih, an illiterate cleaner from Tair village in Lahore is said to have

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IRAQ: Families Again Forced to Flee Hometown

Hundreds of Iraqi Christian families had recently returned to their hometown of Teleskuf, after being displaced for years due to attacks perpetrated by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, only to be forced to flee their northern Iraq community all over again. These families

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PAKISTAN: Death Threats Against Teenager

Five Christian families in rural Pakistan have gone into hiding after death threats were made against an 18-year-old because of his alleged blasphemy against Islam. Sonu Arshad, who lives in the remote village of Sukheki, 200km north of Lahore, belongs to one of the families

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IRAQ: Christians Forced to Flee Teleskuf

With the recent clashes between the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi Army in the Nineveh Plains of Northern Iraq, hundreds of Christians have been forced to flee the Christian town of Teleskuf, located about 24km north of Mosul. Teleskuf fell into the hands of

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