Internally Displaced Persons - Latest News

Iraqi nun's visa denial raises questions for US State Department

May 8, 2015 - 03:03 am .- Sister Diana Momenka, a Catholic nun from Iraq, intended to visit the U.S. to talk about the persecution of religious minorities in her country – until the local U.S. consulate denied her visa application.

The 'surrender' of a Syrian girl gives face to the plight of refugee children

Apr 4, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- A photo that went viral last week depicting a young Syrian child “surrendering” in front of a camera she thought to be a gun is but a mere hint at the trauma which displaced and refugee children face across the Middle East, an aid worker says.

Among Christian refugees in Kurdistan, 'no one is angry at God'

Jan 11, 2015 - 06:01 am .- “Thank you, thank you, thank you:” Suheila, an elderly Christian woman from Mosul was effusive in expressing her gratitude to a group of European visitors. "May God make things easy for you in your lives."

Christian aid group zeros-in on helping South Sudan victims

Feb 10, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- Christian aid organization Sudan Relief Fund is helping thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons with supply water and other life-saving assistance after devastating conflict in the country.

Bishops ask Congress to support, resettle Syrian refugees

Jan 17, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- The U.S. bishops have encouraged Congress to work to end the violence in Syria, and to help address the major humanitarian crisis facing the conflict’s more than 2 million refugees.

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