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#Sudan:  EU announces development package for Sudan to address irregular migration and forced displacement

#Sudan: EU announces development package for Sudan to address irregular migration and forced displacement

| April 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

During a visit to Sudan on 5 April, Commissioner Neven Mimica discussed increased EU cooperation with Sudan on issues of common interest. He also announced a €100 million Special Measure for the country, to be implemented under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. This Trust Fund was set up last year to tackle instability […]

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Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

Behind bars for faith in China and Iran

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Martin Banks China and Iran are the two countries in which the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers International has identified the highest number of believers imprisoned for exercising their basic rights to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB). The violations are detailed in the NGO’s last annual prisoners’ list “Behind Bars for their […]

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Sudan bans construction of new churches

Sudan bans construction of new churches

By Mohammed Amin Sudan has prohibited the construction of any new church in the country, which has been under an Islamic regime since 1989. The Sudanese Minister of Guidance and Religious Endowments Shalil Abdullah announced that the government will henceforth not issue permits for the building of churches in the country.  Minister Shalil Abdullah told […]

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South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent humanitarian tragedy

South Sudan: EU steps up efforts to prevent humanitarian tragedy

Due to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in South Sudan, the European Commission is ready to boost its live-saving assistance by €45 million to prevent an appalling tragedy in the country which is affecting the whole region. This upcoming funding has been announced during a high-level meeting on the South Sudan humanitarian crisis organised in […]

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EU launches project to fight falsified medicines in developing countries

EU launches project to fight falsified medicines in developing countries

Ahead of World Health Day today (7 April), the European Union launched a new project that will support the fight against the production and the trafficking in falsified medicines in Cameroon, Ghana, Jordan, Morocco and Senegal, which are situated along two of the main routes for the production and trafficking in falsified medicines (from Arabian […]

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Eight member states of UN Human Rights Council ‘put believers and atheists in jail’

Eight member states of UN Human Rights Council ‘put believers and atheists in jail’

| December 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) has just released its Annual World Freedom of Religion or Belief Prisoners List – three newly elected member states of the UN Human Rights Council and five other members are on its list of 24 countries: China, Morocco and Saudi Arabia  and India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Libya and South Korea respectively. […]

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‘We must do everything to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan’: Commissioner Georgieva announces €50 million for urgent humanitarian action

‘We must do everything to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan’: Commissioner Georgieva announces €50 million for urgent humanitarian action

| December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Announcing the availability of €50 million to respond to the unfolding and intensifying humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, International Co-operation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva made the following statement: “South Sudan is at the brink of a humanitarian tragedy which we need to avoid at all costs. Most humanitarian workers have left […]

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