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Christian Aid partners are providing emergency support to some 50,000 people who have fled a conflict in the north central state of Benue in Nigeria.
The UN human rights chief has condemned the recently reported “cold-blooded” mass executions in Iraq and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged that those responsible be brought to justice.
Those displaced by the civil war inside Syria are expected to rise from some 3.5 million now to 6.5 million by the end of the year, says a senior UN official.
Violence and insecurity in Central African Republic has pushed the number of internally displaced people past 935,000.
An unprecedented number of people are beginning 2014 either internally displaced or as refugees, the United Nations humanitarian chief has warned.
Along with other faith-based groups, the WCC has helped develop the United Nations refugee agency declaration on protection for refugees, displaced and stateless people.
The Romanian authorities stand accused of betraying thousands of citizens through broken promises and "total disregard" of their right to adequate housing.
The escalating fighting and displacement of people in Mali and neighbouring countries is exacerbating the Sahel’s chronic food crisis, says Christian Aid.
The Christmas letter to the heads of other churches from the Archbishop of Canterbury has made a point of remembering the plight of displaced persons globally.
The WCC has welcomed the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees dialogue on faith communities and protection of displaced peoples.