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20-year-old victim of Islamist attack released from hospital

Victor Markus after being released from hospital

Victor Markus from central Nigeria, who was the victim of a vicious attack by Islamist militants last October, has finally returned home after Christian Solidarity International (CSI) settled his hospital bill. Victor was a promising student who was looking forward to studying at university. After narrowly surviving a deadly ambush by armed assailants believed to… Read more »

CSI helps Armenian families in need

Conflict in Artsakh

Many Armenian Christian families in Nagorno-Karabakh have been left homeless and dependent on aid after Azerbaijan captured their towns and villages in the war at the end of last year. Christian Solidarity International (CSI) is partnering with a church in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to provide vital assistance. “These families have lost everything and… Read more »

Scarred for life following a Muslim extremist attack

Bangladeshi attack victim

An attack by Islamists on Hori Ram village, northern Bangladesh, in December 2019 had life-changing consequences for one of the victims, Sakina Begum. Her right leg was so badly injured that it had to be amputated. One year on, Christian Solidarity International (CSI) continues to provide medical assistance to Sakina. Hori Ram, in Rangpur Division,… Read more »

CSI Joins Broad-Based, International Appeal to President Biden to End Collective Punishment of Syria’s Civilians

Today, over 90 senior leadership figures worldwide called on U.S. President Joe Biden to lift those economic sanctions that kill, displace, impoverish and otherwise harm the civilian population of Syria, as called for by the UN Special Rapporteur for Unilateral Coercive Measures, Prof. Alena Douhan. Sign the petition to end the suffering This is collective… Read more »

CSI helps victims of Islamist attacks in Mozambique

Since 2017, Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique has been the scene of Islamist attacks that have driven over 300,000 people from their homes. As the humanitarian crisis in the southeast African state worsens, CSI has teamed up with an organization on the ground to provide emergency aid. Mark Harper, team leader with CSI’s partner Pro-Vision… Read more »

300 Slaves liberated in latest mission

Christian Solidarity International (CSI) has returned 300 former slaves to their home in South Sudan, bringing to 1,500 the total number of people it helped free from slavery in Sudan in 2020. Project manager Franco Majok said that following the retrieval action on December 19 to 20, 150 people were brought home to Aweil North… Read more »

Christian and Muslim children learn mutual respect

In Beni Suef, Upper Egypt, CSI supports a church-run school providing elementary education to more than 700 Christian and Muslim children. Now after major rebuilding work, a senior school has been added on, enabling the children to stay and finish their education. The school’s vision is to be a place where children of different religions… Read more »

Losers in the 21st-century Great Game

BADLY wounded by Azerbaijani rockets and desecrated by invading soldiers, the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral in Shushi, Nagorno Karabakh, stands today forlorn and lifeless. Prospects of the incumbent, Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, celebrating Christmas there this year — and for the foreseeable future — are nil. The town has been effectively “cleansed” of its Armenian Christian population (News,… Read more »

Abducted and forcibly married at age 13

Arzoo, a 13-year-old Christian girl, was abducted and forcibly married by a Muslim man over 30 years her senior. Thankfully, following a court ruling, she is now safe in a government-run shelter for women. CSI’s partner in Pakistan is engaged in a legal battle to protect the rights of underage girls like Arzoo and ensure… Read more »