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Anya Safaryan (right), 78, who fled from Azerbaijan's controlled region of Nagorno-Karabakh, sits on a bed at a sports complex set up as a temporary shelter in the Armenian city of Artashat on Oct. 8, 2023.

‘Sadness in our hearts’: Armenian Christian recounts family’s escape from Nagorno-Karabakh

Nov 4, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“We left the graves of our parents, children, brothers, and sisters,” Lyudmila Melquomyan told CNA. Read more

Palestinian children rest in a refugee tent along the Gaza Strip on Oct. 20, 2023, in Khan Yunis, Gaza.

Church aid group warns of ‘devastation’ amid efforts to reach Christians in Hamas war

Oct 20, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Aid to the Church in Need is working in the Holy Land, including the West Bank, to offer assistance in... Read more


This charity aims to provide ‘room at the inn’ for vulnerable Afghans forced to flee Taliban control

Dec 22, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

The humanitarian organization Vulnerable People Project is working to secure shelter, food, heat, and security for a group of 200... Read more

Afghanistan map.

Afghan Christians: Where are they now?

Jun 11, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

Escaping the Taliban was only their first hurdle. Now many are stuck in legal limbo. Read more

Charles, a 33-year-old father of a family who is a refugee at Pulka in Nigeria's Borno State.

Heroic Nigerian priest risks his life daily to help Christian refugees, aid agency says

Dec 15, 2021

By Agnes Aineah

Not every Catholic priest risks mortal danger every time he visits his people, but this Nigerian priest does. Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

Why stories of rescued Afghan Christians cannot be told

Oct 6, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The stories of Afghan rescues are compelling human dramas, filled with miraculous saves, life-threatening dangers, and heroic choices on the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a group of Afghan refugees at the Vatican on Sept. 22, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Afghan Christian whose parents were killed by the Taliban

Sep 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It was beautiful,” one Afghan refugee told CNA after meeting the pope. Read more

How ISIS genocide victims still face discrimination in Kurdistan

Jun 4, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Islamic State ravaged large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014, religious minorities targeted for genocide fled into... Read more

The Virgin Mary.

Christian girls who barely escaped ISIS credit Mary for their safety

Oct 23, 2016

By Elise Harris

Seven young women in Kirkuk credit the Virgin Mary for their safety after spending a harrowing eight hours hidden underneath... Read more

Iraqi seminarians. Photo courtesy of Roni Momica, second from the left.

These seminarians are being ordained – in a refugee camp

Mar 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

After their seminary in Qaraqosh was dissolved following a brutal ISIS attack in 2014, four Iraqi seminarians chose not to give... Read more

The Mass dedicating Our Lady's church at a refugee camp in Baghdad, Nov. 13, 2015.

Newly built church in refugee camp lifts Christians' spirits in Iraq

Nov 26, 2015

The construction of a new church building in a Baghdad refugee camp has encouraged the camp's inhabitants, as they now... Read more