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More than 800,000 children risk death by starvation in East Africa and aid agencies have just weeks - months at most - to save them, World Vision said on Wednesday.

Conflict in South Sudan and Somalia, and prolonged drought across the region have

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Many young people attended the meeting of Jos together with the Christian and Muslim leaders in Plateau State. PICTURE: Sant’Egidio

Nigeria’s Christian and Muslim leaders have called for peace following a recent surge of violence in the central state of

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Kashmala Munawar in an interview with Australian broadcaster SBS in August 2014. PICTURE: SBS

A young Pakistani Christian woman who travelled to Australia for surgery, after she was seriously injured in a twin suicide bombing at her church in Peshawar in

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From fist fights at school to murder and sexual abuse, each year nearly three in four children worldwide experience some form of violence, which has long term health and economic costs, a report said on Tuesday.

The study by India-based advocacy group

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Four Nepali Christians sentenced last year to five years in prison for “violence and witchcraft”, after praying for a mentally ill woman, have been released after their sentences were overturned.

In a statement, the Federation of National Christians Nepal (FNCN), thanked the court for “setting

European nations have largely failed to fulfil their commitments to relocate asylum seekers from Greece and Italy with only a third of their promises fulfilled, according to Amnesty International.

Under a two year scheme agreed in September, 2015, 160,000 asylum seekers who arrived in Greece and Italy were to be

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Blind Ethiopian lawyer Yetnebersh Nigussie (left) and Rupert Roniger, CEO of Light for the World, in 2013. PICTURE: Light for the World.

At just five-years-old, Yetnebersh Nigussie's world went dark.

After contracting a fever as a child, no amount of

The human rights situation in Crimea has "significantly deteriorated" since its occupation by the Russian Federation in early 2014 and "grave" violations affecting the right to life, liberty and security have not been effectively investigated, according to a new UN report.

The report, the work of the Office

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Georgia’s parliament is this week set to sign into law changes to the country’s constitution, including restrictions to freedom of religion or belief, which, human rights defenders say, will be used to “legitimise” violations.

The proposed amendments would restrict religious freedom on the basis of

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Britain and Argentina are among a growing number of countries allowing ordinary citizens to pay for refugee care, lodging and other assistance, as global resettlement needs outstrip places available 13 fold, a Canadian-led initiative said.

Ireland, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates also plan

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Desecrated church in Qaraqosh, Iraq. PICTURE: World Watch Monitor.

Campaigners for Christian and Yazidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) group have welcomed a vote at the United Nations this week, hailed as a “milestone” in their efforts to bring

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Texas officials have written to President Donald Trump urging him to follow up on his tweeted endorsement of federal disaster relief for churches after Hurricane Harvey.

“Regrettably, due to a FEMA policy whose terms predate your administration, the same churches that are playing an instrumental role in

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Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa (left) and Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre with interfaith leaders during the signing of the declaration

The King of Bahrain has sought to promote his country as a global champion of

World Vision Australia is among a coalition of NGOs calling on the Australian Government to significantly increase the country's annual humanitarian refugee intake and offer more children protection, to ban immigration detention of children and to ensure families are kept together where-ever possible.

They are among a raft of demands

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