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Young Syrians clamber on a tank abandoned in a street in Homs, a symbol of the fighting that has hit the beleaguered Christian community badly.

Young Syrians clamber on a tank abandoned in a street in Homs, a symbol of the fighting that has hit the beleaguered Christian community badly.

February 2015

SYRIA: Terror continues for Syria's Christians
25 February 2015
The terror group calling itself the Islamic State has stepped up efforts to to seize Christian villages in Hassake governorate, north-east Syria, leaving hundreds homeless.

SYRIA: Extremists seize Christian towns
24 February 2015
Around 600 families have fled the advance of extremist group Islamic State, which has attacked Christian villages in north-east Syria.

SYRIA: Nearly 1.7 million pounds announced in new emergency aid
20 February 2015
As the crisis grows in Syria, Aid to the Church in Need has announced 22 new aid projects totalling nearly 1.7 million pounds.

IRAQ & UNITED KINGDOM: Iraqi bishop tells UK: "We need your help"
16 February 2015
Archbishop Bashar Warda, who oversees the care of thousands of displaced Iraqis, has urged the UK Government and others to continue to support suffering communities threatened with destruction by extremists.

NIGERIA: Bishop attacks government corruption
11 February 2015
Bishop Matthew Kukah of Sokoto has denounced corruption in Nigeria's government, highlighting the challenges the country faces after the election.

NIGERIA: Fear grows as elections draw near
6 February 2015
As Boko Haram violence increases north-east Nigeria a priest fears that the renewed onslaught could derail the forthcoming elections.


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