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Christian schoolgirl severely beaten by teacher, CSI provides help

Sania, a Christian girl from a small village in Faisalabad, suffered a beating from her teacher after missing school due to illness. When her parents complained, a group of Muslim men attacked both Sania’s family and other Christians in the neighborhood. Christian Solidarity International (CSI) providedlegal aid and medical assistance to the victims. Ten-year-old Sania attends the fourth grade of… Read more »

Providing food and hope to displaced Christians

Aid recipients in Myanmar

Well over 10,000 Christians belonging to the Karen minority have fled their homes following renewed attacks by the military in Myanmar. Through a local project partner, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) is distributing food and relief supplies to over 100 displaced persons on Myanmar’s eastern border. Since the military coup of February 1, 2021, fighting between the army and militias of the ethnic and religious minorities has flared up again. The unrest has driven more than 120,000 people from their… Read more »

Pray for Afghanistan

Christian Solidarity International (CSI) is grieved and deeply concerned by the rapid advance of jihadist forces across Afghanistan over the past month. The collapse of the U.S.-backed Afghan government and the Taliban’s takeover of the country threatens to make the already grim human rights situation in Afghanistan even worse, especially for Christians, Shi’ite Muslims, and… Read more »

Food distribution resumed as Covid cases surge

Bangladesh food distribution

In Bangladesh, where the Delta variant of the Covid virus is raging out of control, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) is supporting a local partner to bring food aid to people in desperate need, including children living on the streets. “People are dying on the streets and in front of hospitals. The price of rice has… Read more »

Thousands of hungry families receive food aid

Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has distributed essential foodstuffs and farming equipment to thousands of families in South Sudan in an effort to prevent widescale hunger. In the second half of June, a CSI team spent six days distributing grain, ground nuts and hoes in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal State on the border with Sudan. A separate… Read more »

State-sanctioned attacks on churches increase

Destroyed church in India

In India, where Hinduism is the dominant religion, Christians are coming under increased pressure. Not only are they frequently singled out for attack by Hindu mobs, but churches are also being destroyed – on the orders of the state. CSI’s local partners warn that Christianity could be wiped out completely in India. A video sent… Read more »

Finally free after 23 years as a slave

Adut Atak Deng from South Sudan was abducted as a seven-year-old girl and taken into slavery in the north where she lived in constant fear of her life. For more than 20 years she prayed that God would free her. Finally, on February 12 of this year Adut’s prayers were answered. Adut, now a woman… Read more »

Food distributed to thousands of people In need

Thousands of people in northeastern and central Nigeria who have been driven from their homes by Islamist militants are now facing a lack of food. Last year, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) provided food to around 14,500 people in need in these areas of Nigeria. In the northeast, CSI works with the diocese of Maiduguri to… Read more »

Nigerian pastor captured by terrorists freed after eight months

A Nigerian pastor kidnapped by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militant group,Polycarp Zongo, has regained his freedom after almost eight months in captivity, members ofhis church have announced. ISWAP, which terrorizes northeastern Nigeria, is notorious for abducting and killing Christiansand members of the Christian clergy. Rev Zongo, a pastor with Church of Christ in Nations… Read more »