Bogata, Colombia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Migrant children fleeing alone from Venezuela's economic and political crises, along with destitute Venezuelan migrants arriving without documents both make easy prey for human traffickers in Peru, anti-slavery experts said on Tuesday.

About one in 10 Venezuelans - 3.4 million people - have

Prominent Australian Christian leaders are among more than 50 public figures who are calling for a bipartisan political commitment to rebuild the country's foreign aid budget ahead of this year's federal election.

Five years of cuts under Australia's Coalition Government will see the country's foreign aid budget drop to just

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Air pollution is killing more people every year than smoking, according to research published on Tuesday that called for urgent action to stop burning fossil fuels.

Researchers in Germany and Cyprus estimated that air pollution caused 8.8 million extra deaths in 2015 - almost double

RNS

A new report from the Public Religion Research Institute finds that strong majorities within all religious groups, including white evangelicals and Jehovah’s Witnesses, show sustained support for LGBT non-discrimination policies.

The newly released data from PRRI’s 2018 American Values Atlas, an annual survey of more

Australian Catholic cardinal George Pell has been sentenced to six years imprisonment with a non-parole period of three years and eight months, becoming the most senior Catholic official in the world to be formally jailed for child sexual abuse.

Pell, 77, was last year found guilty of sexually abusing two

Nairobi, Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Global exploitation of natural resources - from water, sand and timber to oil, coal and gemstones - has more than tripled in 50 years, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of devastating environmental impacts unless demand is reduced.

Surging consumption of natural

Nairobi, Kenya
RNS

Amid shock and grief after the Ethiopian Airline crash, leaders from the world’s faith traditions gathered in Nairobi for a United Nations event, united in prayer on Monday for the 157 victims of the air disaster, among them a Roman Catholic nun and a Catholic

The UN have condemned an attack that's believed to have killed at least 22 people and injured more than 30 more in Yemen's northern Hajjah Governorate. 

The dead have reportedly included 12 children and 10 women and the injured at least 14 children. Both sides in the conflict have blamed

Nairobi, Kenya
Morning Star News

The Somali pastor of an underground church in Kenya near the Somali border suffered a broken thigh bone and other injuries after Muslim extremists beat him with wooden clubs on Friday night, sources said.

Pastor Abdul (whose surname has been withheld for security

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

South-East Asia's largest ride-hailing firm Grab said on Monday it is to train its millions of drivers to spot victims of human trafficking in one of the world's worst hit regions.

Businesses around the world are under increased pressure to tackle human

A Lutheran pastor described as being "instrumental in helping local churches invest their resources to make a better planet" was among the 157 people who died when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa on 10th March.

Austrian Rev Norman Tendis, a World Council of Churches

Reuters

Maria Rodriguez's daughter has spent a month in Caracas's JM de los Rios children's hospital with hydrocephalus, a buildup of spinal fluid in the brain, but staff there have faced an uphill battle treating the girl because of a nationwide power outage.

"It has been horrible since

Beirut, Lebanon
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Last year was the deadliest yet for children in Syria, with more than 1,100 killed by fighting, the United Nations said on Monday, with the bloody conflict about to enter its ninth year.

UN children's agency UNICEF said it had been

Nairobi, Kenya
RNS

The Catholic Church in Kenya has refuted claims that it has been condoning corruption and allowing corrupt politicians to donate what they have stolen from public coffers to the church.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo told Religion News Service that the church does not allow politicians or

Reuters

The number of people killed in heavy rains and flooding in southern Malawi has risen to 28, an official said on Sunday, while the estimated number of people affected has roughly doubled. 

Chipiliro Khamula, a spokesman for Malawi's Department of Disaster Management in the Ministry of Homeland Security, said that

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