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June 26, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - June 26

Sudan
Please pray for all of the refugees and displaced persons in Sudan. Help us to be mindful of the women and children in the refugee camps and the dangerous situations in which they face every day. Help those who have been the victims of abuse and rape at the hands of those who claim to be their friends. One recent report tells of a refugee camp in West Darfur where 7 women, including 3 schoolgirls, one who was only 13 years of age were raped at gunpoint by 9 “pro-government militiamen”.  We pray for the recovery of these women ...

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June 26, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - June 26

Sudan
Please pray for all of the refugees and displaced persons in Sudan. Help us to be mindful of the women and children in the refugee camps and the dangerous situations in which they face every day. Help those who have been the victims of abuse and rape at the hands of those who claim to be their friends. One recent report tells of a refugee camp in West Darfur where 7 women, including 3 schoolgirls, one who was only 13 years of age were raped at gunpoint by 9 “pro-government militiamen”.  We pray for the recovery of these women ...

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May 16, 2013

Hold Sudanese Human Rights Violators Accountable!

From our colleagues in the Office of Public Witness

Ask the State Department to Deny Entry to Dr. Nafie Ali Nafie
 In 1989, Farouk Mohammed Ibrahim, a former science professor at the University of Khartoum, was arrested for his outspoken criticism of the Sudanese government. For twelve days, he was held in one of Sudan’s notorious “ghost houses,” where he was interrogated and tortured. “I was tortured, beaten and flogged in his presence,” Ibrahim toldLA Times reporter Edmund Sanders in 2008. “He was administering the whole thing. He did it all in such a cool manner, as if ...

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May 9, 2013

Three Prayer Concerns - May 9

In addition to the joys and concerns that are on your heart, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations suggests prayers for:

Pakistan
Prayers for the people of Pakistan as they struggle for democracy in the midst of violence surrounding their elections. On Tuesday, a bombing killed 15 at a campaign rally in Northwest Pakistan

Sudan and South Sudan
Prayers for the people of Abyei who face escalating violence in the territory dispute between Sudan and South Sudan. The recent killing of Tribal Chief DengKoul Deng has left the situation in the region more unstable and uncertain than ever.

Tanzania ...

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August 9, 2012

UN humanitarian arm gives $55 million to underfunded crises in eight countries

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations has worked with the NGO Working Group on the Security Council to bring attention to OCHA, including Under-Secretary General Amos and Security Council Member States on the humanitarian concerns in these areas.  We know that there is still much work to do, but are glad to see the Central Emergency Response Fund and OCHA making these commitments in these places.  

From the UN News Centre:

9 August 2012 –

The United Nations today announced that it will allocate $55 million to bolster operations in eight countries with neglected humanitarian emergencies.
Afghanistan, Cameroon, Colombia, the ...

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