Refugees

“Atmosphere of Anarchy and Despair”: Recent Attacks in Kaduna State, Nigeria Leave At Least 23 Nigerian Christians Dead and Many More Wounded

Throughout one week in mid-May 2020, numerous Adara communities of southern Kaduna State, Nigeria, were relentlessly attacked by suspected Fulani militants, leading to the gruesome and untimely deaths of at least 23 Nigerian Christians and injuries of tens of others who sustained brutal injuries from guns and machetes. Gonan Rogo village was the first to …

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Ann Buwalda to Testify Before the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.

OPEN HEARING TESTIMONY Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Executive Director of Jubilee Campaign USA, Ann Buwalda has been officially invited to testify at an open hearing entitled “A Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrant and Asylum Seekers.” The testimony will be rendered before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global …

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Ann Buwalda to Testify Before the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.

OPEN HEARING TESTIMONY Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Executive Director of Jubilee Campaign USA, Ann Buwalda has been officially invited to testify at an open hearing entitled “A Global Crisis: Refugees, Migrant and Asylum Seekers.” The testimony will be rendered before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global …

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Support, Do Not Abandon Christians…in Syria’s Northeast

INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM R O U N D T A B L E January 9, 2019 The Honorable Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: Support, Do Not Abandon, Christians, Yazidis and Kurds in Syria’s Northeast Dear President Trump: We greatly appreciate your Administration’s commitment to international religious freedom …

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ERITREA: No improvement in Human Rights

A new report on Eritrea was submitted at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva by Special Rapporteur Sheila B. Keetharuth. The report acted as a follow-up on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, which was extended last June. In her report, Special Rapporteur Keetharuth …

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World Refugee Day: Refugees in South East Asia

June 23, 2017 (Image from British Pakistani Christian Association) This Sunday marks another opportunity for churches to set aside time to show concern and support for refugees! Jubilee Campaign has long supported refugees fleeing Pakistan. In Pakistan, Christians are regularly discriminated against, harassed, and attacked for their faith. Blasphemy laws, which prohibit any utterance against …

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Pakistani Christian refugee dies in Thai detention center

Last month, 35-year-old Pakistani Christian Ijaz Masih passed away after he was refused medical treatment by the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok, Thailand. Masih was in Bangkok with his wife and three children seeking international refugee protection from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). (Photo from British Christian Pakistani Association) According to reports, …

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World Refugee Day: What you need to know

Syria’s refugee crisis The world is facing the largest refugee crisis on record. There are currently over 65 million displaced people around the world–that’s 1 in every 113 persons. These people have been forcibly driven from their homes due to factors such as war, famine, and persecution. To make matters worse, a majority of those …

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Islamic laws tighten in Pakistan

There have been two recent developments in Pakistani law that further threaten the freedom of religious minorities in the country. On Wednesday, the Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs passed the Ehtram-e-Ramazan (Amendment) Bill, 2017, which governs behavior during Ramazan. The punishment for hotels that violate the law rose from Rs 500 to Rs 25,000 (about $5 to …

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Jubilee Campaign & North Korean defectors testify at the UN

On March 17, Executive Director, Ann Buwalda, and staff delivered remarks at an event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, co-sponsored by Jubilee Campaign. The event was titled North Korean Women: Destitution and Human Trafficking in China. The event featured three North Korean women defectors: Grace Jo, Lim Hye-jin, and Lee So-yeon. Each …

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