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ethiopia

ETHIOPIA: Two Injured in Arson Church Attacks

The town of Alaba Kulito in southern Ethiopia was the scene of a horrific attack against Christians on 9 February. According to a VOM Canada source, at least 13 churches were burned — some completely destroyed — along with other church-owned property. While there were

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IndiaRecovering

INDIA: Evangelist Recovering Two Years After Attack

Two years after an attack by radical Hindus left him nearly comatose, Dr Anjaneya Swami is gradually improving. The evangelist was hospitalised with a brain haemorrhage in 2017 following the attack and subsequent police interrogation. He had been distributing Gospel tracts near a Hindu temple

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India-Myanmar

INDIA & MYANMAR: Persecution Over Christmas

In areas throughout India and Myanmar, Christmas was not a season of peace and joy. Christians faced violence and resulting injuries, as those opposed to the message of Christ stoned, slashed and terrorised local believers. In the Kanta Kawn Township of Central Myanmar, 27 Christians

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newsletter4b

Suicide Bomb Attack Changes Delfiana’s Life

Delfiana wasn’t interested in church and would often complain about going, that is until she was the victim of a suicide bombing attack outside her church building. On 25 September 2011, when Delfiana was just 18 years old she walked outside of her church and

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newsletterp4a

The Boy with One Eye and a Bright Smile

Danjuma Shakaru was thought to be dead after being brutally attacked by Islamic insurgents in his Nigerian village just three years ago, but now he recounts the story and calls himself a miracle. At just 13, Danjuma was awoken at 6am by gunshots as insurgents

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Newsletterp6-indonesia

Nine-year-old Clarissa Survives Church Blast

Nine-year-old Clarissa Angeline was at church one day in Indonesia when an explosion took place in their church building injuring her and severely injuring her mother who spent three months recovering in hospital. On Sunday 13 May, Clarissa and her mother left for their church

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eldosKyrg

KYRGYZSTAN: Young Convert Suffers Severe Beating

A young Christian in the village of Tamchi, Kyrgyzstan, was left fighting for his life after three Muslim men badly beat him on 17 October. The attackers cornered Eldos, a 25-year-old convert from Islam, and attempted to force him to recite the shahada, the Islamic

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EgyptBusAttack

EGYPT: Gunmen Target Bus with Coptic Christians

At least seven people have been killed in Egypt by gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying a group of Coptic Christians, officials say. According to a Voice of the Martyrs contact at least 20 were also injured in the attack in the Minya

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india

INDIA: Twenty Christians Severely Injured

On Monday 2 July, 20 Christians were seriously injured in an assault on a prayer meeting in Raikashipur village, located in the Pratapgarh District of India’s Uttar Pradesh State. According to local reports, a mob of 35 Hindu radicals stormed the meeting and beat the

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RUSSIA

RUSSIA: Church Attack in Chechnya

On Saturday 19 May, four gunmen stormed the Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Grozny, Chechnya. Before they were shot dead by police, they had killed one church member and two security officers. Two other officers and another church member were also injured. According to the

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IndonesiaUpdate-22May

Project: Indonesia Emergency

On 13 May 2018 at least 13 people were killed, and dozens wounded in attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. Our CEO travelled to Surabaya to help meet the victims’ immediate needs Funds have been given for: Food and accommodation basics for Bible college

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myanmar

MYANMAR: Civilians caught up in Violence

At least 10 Christian civilians have been killed and thousands need urgent medical attention in Myanmar’s Kachin State as the fighting between ethnic rebel groups and government troops in a conflict area rages on, according to reports. The ethnic Kachin civilians were killed in Mansi

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pakistan

PAKISTAN: ISIS Claims Murders of 4 Christians

ISIS says it was behind a terrorist attack on a Christian family in Quetta, Pakistan, that killed four people on Easter Monday. The relatives had been riding in a rickshaw when motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on them. Three men and a woman died in the

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MiangoVictims

NIGERIA: VOM Helps Victims of Miango Attack

Below is a project update from one of our mission partners re: emergency funds Voice of the Martyrs Australia recently sent to Nigeria. There were two regions attacked near us last week, Bokkos and Miango. This is an update on  the Miango attack. Our head

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vietnam

VIETNAM: Hmong Christians Hospitalised After Mob Attack

Four Vietnamese Christian families – 24 people in all – have been attacked by a mob led by the village chief, local sources have revealed. Four people were hospitalised for eight days after the 1 March attack, with injuries to their heads and arms. All four families

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