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Interview with Christian Parents of Toddler Abducted by IS

  Since overrunning large parts of Iraq and Syria last summer, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has taken hundreds of Christians hostage. The youngest known Christian hostage is Christina Khoder Abada, who was three years old when she was abducted. CSI has been bringing relief aid to persecuted Iraqi Christians since 2007, and has… Read more »

CSI Responds to Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

“When I was a young person in South Sudan, no one ate leaves, but now people are very desperate and they eat anything they can find to save their lives.” Franco Majok, CSI’s program manager for South Sudan, said this to us last month after completing a CSI food relief mission in North Bahr el… Read more »

700 People Rescued from Slavery Since February

  In two separate liberation actions in February 2015 and April 2015, underground networks in North Sudan supported by CSI have rescued 700 people from slavery, and repatriated them to their homeland of South Sudan! Among the slavery survivors are: Ayel Gau Wany – “I was captured with my mother and three sisters when I… Read more »

Former President of Lebanon: “Start Thinking the Unthinkable”

Middle East Christians face “the Specter of Genocide” on eve of UN Security Council deliberations BOSTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “I have never in my life witnessed Middle East Christians in such extreme danger,” Amine Gemayel warned on Wednesday. Speaking at a public lecture at Boston College, the former president of Lebanoncalled 2014 “a year… Read more »

New Report: Islamic State Guilty of “Genocide”

“Information exists which would support a prima facie case that ISIS forces have committed the crime of genocide against religious and ethnic minorities in northern Iraq.” – Between the Millstones: Iraq’s Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul, Minority Rights Group International, Institute of International Law and Human Rights, No Peace Without Justice and the Unrepresented… Read more »

ForeignPolicy.com: “The Real War on Christianity”

ForeignPolicy.com’s new story on the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians in Iraq and Syria notes that CSI was among the first NGOs to warn of the threat: Christian Solidarity International, a nonprofit that provides support for victims of religious persecution, issued a “genocide warning” for religious minorities in the Middle East as early as 2011,… Read more »

Professor Mariz Tadros on the Killing of Christians in Libya

Professor Mariz Tadros of Sussex University has written a powerful essay in the wake of the Islamic State’s execution of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya: “Of the 1,125 cases of kidnapping [of Egyptians in Libya], only the Christians have been killed. …[There is] an ideologically driven political project which is intended to clear the Middle… Read more »

CSI Helps Nigeria Christians Survive in Boko Haram Territory

On January 3, 2015, the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram attacked the town of Baga, Nigeria, slaughtering as many as 2,000 people. It was Boko Haram’s worst attack in a three-year campaign of genocide that has included massacres at many Christian schools and churches, and which began with Boko Haram’s  announcing its intention to cleanse… Read more »

CSI Aid To Refugees From ISIS Continues

Thanks to CSI’s donors, our friends in Iraq have been delivering aid to people driven from their homes by the Islamic State since the very start of the crisis – all the more important now as homeless Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in Iraq and Syria face heavy winter rains and snowfall. One of our friends… Read more »

CSI Brings Freed Slave to Nairobi for Medical Treatment

CSI was able to liberate Abuk Atak Athian, 37, from slavery in Islamist North Sudan in September 2014. During her 16 years in slavery, she was never allowed to see a doctor – even as she began suffering from a terrible goiter on her throat. Thanks to CSI’s donors, we have now taken her to… Read more »