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Christian Solidarity International urges United Nations to end economic sanctions currently impacting more than 800 million people

UN council in Geneva during CSI speech

Christian Solidarity International (CSI), a Christian human rights organization, has called on United Nations (UN) member states to stop the use of economic sanctions that harm civilian populations. CSI’s Joel Veldkamp addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 15. Veldkamp pointed out that the use of economic sanctions, sometimes called “unilateral coercive… Read more »

Christian Solidarity International says the persecution of Christians worldwide continues to grow, but their faith is greater than most people in North America

John Eibner, president of Christian Solidarity International (CSI) recently spoke with a Czech Catholic newspaper about the continuing worldwide persecution of Christians. Eibner said the reasons for persecution have not changed for 2,000 years. “Christians are persecuted today for essentially the same reasons that Jesus and the first Christians were persecuted,” says Eibner. “Reflecting a… Read more »

Nigerian Christians massacred as Blinken visits Abuja

Antony Blinken shakes hands with Yusuf Maitama Tuggar. Screengrab of video of the press conference. credit

Dozens of Christians in Mangu local government area of Plateau State in Nigeria have been killed in Fulani militia attacks since January 23, CSI’s sources in the area report. The massacres came as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an official visit to Nigeria on January 23 and 24, and just three weeks after… Read more »

Rights groups to Blinken: Don’t abandon Armenian hostages in Azerbaijan

A day after a limited prisoner exchange between Armenia and Azerbaijan took place, a coalition of human rights organizations is urging the United States not to abandon Azerbaijan’s remaining Armenian hostages.  In a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Christian Solidarity International (CSI), Genocide Watch, Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, the Armenian National Committee of… Read more »

Many casualties in Nepal Earthquake – CSI Provides Emergency Relief

The earthquake on November 3 in one of the poorest regions of Nepal has had devastating effects on the people living there. The CSI project partner is providing emergency relief with a team in the earthquake-affected area, where countless people are desperate. Reports indicate 157 deaths and several hundred injured individuals. Nearly 18,000 houses are… Read more »

Azerbaijan holds Nagorno Karabakh leaders hostage

One of the oldest churches in the world in Stepanakert

Azerbaijani security forces have seized at least eight current and former senior officials of Nagorno Karabakh, also known as the Republic of Artsakh, following Azerbaijan’s military takeover. Those taken captive include three former presidents. The current president of Artsakh and other office holders are also held hostage while “negotiations” with Azerbaijan continue.  Ruben Vardanyan was… Read more »

UN Security Council Refuses to Prevent Genocide and Protect Victims in Nagorno Karabakh

Airport at Stepanakert full of refugees.

Christian Solidarity International Protests the Biden administration’s “All Words, No Action” Policy Yesterday, the UN Security Council failed again to act to halt Azerbaijan’s aggression against the besieged Armenian Christian community of Nagorno Karabakh, at an emergency meeting held to discuss the crisis.  Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister, Jeyhun Bayramov, was invited to a private reception hosted by U.S…. Read more »

CSI: 120,000 Armenian Christians Trapped as Azerbaijan Attacks Nagorno Karabakh

Airport at Stepanakert full of refugees.

Human rights group urges Biden to initiate air rescue of endangered civilians Today, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) can confirm, based on firsthand reports from partners on the ground, that thousands of Armenian Christians are now amassed at Nagorno Karabakh’s only airport, in the hope of being rescued by an international humanitarian airlift. Others are hiding… Read more »