By: EthicsDaily Staff South Sudan's ongoing violence is projected to result in "Africa's largest refugee crisis since the mid-1990s," U.N. officials say, with refugee numbers increasing up to 3 million if war doesn't cease.
By: Zach Dawes More than half of the 6.4 million school-aged refugees did not attend school in 2016, a U.N. report says. As school-aged refugees increase by 600,000 annually, some faith groups are addressing the need.
By: EthicsDaily Staff The number of people experiencing hunger rose for the first time in a decade, a U.N. report said. A total of 815 million people experienced hunger last year, an increase of 38 million from 2015.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Millions of children have fled their homes, either living as refugees or internally displaced as a result of South Sudan's ongoing civil war. And Baptists are ministering to these growing numbers.
By: EthicsDaily Staff A new series will appear on EthicsDaily.com in April 2017 aimed at further informing readers about genocide by focusing on a few manifestations since 1900: Bosnia, Darfur, Nigeria, Rwanda and the Holocaust.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Baptist and Catholic leaders have addressed the United Nations' Feb. 20 formal declaration of famine in South Sudan, noting government complicity in the crises plaguing the African nation.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Amid increasing violence in South Sudan, Baptists in this African nation are ministering to refugees and internally displaced persons. The country is the world's third largest refugee crisis but receives far less attention.
By: EthicsDaily Staff 498 columns. 139 contributors. 125 news articles. These are a few snapshots of EthicsDaily.com's 2016 initiatives, providing a global perspective from goodwill people of faith on engaging pressing issues facing the world.
By: EthicsDaily Staff The U.S. State Department said South Sudan's ongoing conflict could become genocide in light of recent violence in the Equatoria region. A South Sudanese Baptist pastor said it's a 'dire situation of life and death.'
By: EthicsDaily Staff More than 50,000 people have died in South Sudan's 3-year-old civil war as both sides increasingly rely on recruiting children to fight. An estimated 16,000 children have been recruited in the conflict.
By: EthicsDaily Staff Nearly half the people of South Sudan (49 percent) are food insecure, meaning they are unsure where their next meals will come from. The record level of food insecurity is an 11 percent increase from 2014.
By: Paul Hobson More than 350,000 refugees in South Sudan are expected to flee across the border into Ethiopia, a Christian relief agency says. Six camps near Ethiopia's border are already stretched thin.
The world's newest nation, South Sudan, was born last weekend, and Christianity played a role. Prayers of global Christians, a 2005 peace accord and a team of international observers that included Jimmy Carter all helped.
An international advocacy movement formed around the Darfur crisis, yet the movement was never able to achieve its primary goal of ensuring civilian protection. Rebecca Hamilton explains why in "Fighting for Darfur."