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  • More compensation for Christians, victims of the massacres

    Legal victory for the victims of anti-Christian massacres in Orissa: as Fides learns, the Supreme Court of India, that believe the compensation paid so far is "inadequate", ordered the government in the state of Orissa to arrange an additional compensation for Christian families who in 2008 were victims of a real "ethnic cleansing", which took place in Kandhamal district, carried out on a religious basis to free the territory from citizens of Christian faith.

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  • "Do not ignore our tragedy otherwise the tide of refugees reaching Europe's shores could be swelled" says a Bishop

    "If South Sudan is ignored, the tide of refugees reaching Europe’s shores could be swelled" says His Exc. Mgr. Barani Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala, Bishop of Tombura- Yambio and President of the Inter-Faith Council for Peace Initiative (ICPI) in Greater Western Equatoria, in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides.​

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  • War driven families seek safety in Catholic schools

    In the county of Wau, situated in the western part of Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, families fleeing the consequences of fighting between government forces and armed militia continue to seek shelter in schools run by the local Catholic community, Radio Tamazuj, learned from Sylvester Owaj, responsible for several diocesan Catholic schools in Wau.

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  • Thousands of South Sudan refugees crowd into already precarious camps

    In just three weeks 30,000 refugees have entered Uganda where the camps are overcrowded to the limit. Recent fighting in South Sudan has put pressure on the already difficult situation. In early December 2015, Uganda had almost 511,000 refugees and asylum seekers, only Ethiopia and Kenya had more.

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  • Wayuu children continue to die of hunger and thirst

    Wayuú children continue to die of hunger and thirst La Guajira (Agenzia Fides) – The Wayúu indigenous communities in Colombia report that more children are dying of hunger, undernourishment and lack of social care in La Guajira.

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  • Food crisis heightens following fresh outbreak of civil war

    The food crisis in South Sudan has worsened with the new outbreak of civil war . For thousands of people fleeing their homes and the many who stay behind, food is the main priority. Since the civil war resumed two thousand children at St. Kizito school in a Juba, 600 families supported at a distance in Eastern Equatoria and 100 pupils at Bahrge technical school in the Lakes State, have no regular meals.

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  • Floods cause casualties and destruction

    In recent weeks several lives were lost in severe flooding following widespread heavy rainfall . Moreover some 2200 dwellings in Naivasha camp for displaced persons, Shangil Tobaya, northern Darfur, were destroyed leaving dozens of displaced families without shelter. Overflowing rivers during the annual rain season in Sudan is the principal cause of such floods.

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  • Children faint at school due to hunger

    In José María Velaz college, in the west of Caracas, several cases of malnutrition have been registered following the fainting of some pupils, at least one a day, as a result of the great difficulties of many families who cannot buy food. The data collected by this school report that about 25% of students have difficulty finding food and 18% suffer from hunger in a critical form.

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  • Civilians killed in Orissa, the Church in alarm

    The Catholic Church in Orissa is on alert after the killing of five civilians, including two Christians in the district of Kandhamal in the Indian state of Orissa. As Fides learns, the five were killed by a group of soldiers. The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, His Exc. Mgr. John Barwa, Chairman of the Bishops Council of Orissa, condemned the killing of the five people, which took place on July 8, demanding justice for the innocent victims.

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  • Catholic schools, the beating heart of the nation

    Catholic schools are essential to the mission of the Church in the Philippines and represent the beating heart of the nation: is what was stated by the general assembly of the Association of Catholic schools held on 8 July in Naga City. As Fides learns, the Assembly outlined the challenges for the future of Catholic institutions in the archipelago.

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