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August 8 2014

Syria and Iraq: a new appeal of the Community of Sant'Egidio on the dramatic situation of Christians

The facts of recent days and the kidnapping of the two Italian aid workers, Greta Ramelli and Vanessa Marzullo, which took place in Aleppo, confirm the severity of the situation and the urgent need for international intervention, already expressed by Andrea Riccardi

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The Community of Sant'Egidio expresses its deepest concern about the dramatic situation of Christians in Syria and Iraq, which is getting worse every day with new terrible news: the siege of the city of Aleppo where a consistent Christian community lives, increasingly hostage of the clash between rebels and government forces. 

Extremely worrying is then the kidnapping of the two Italian aid workers, Greta Ramelli and Vanessa Marzullo, which took place in Aleppo, where they were to bring food and medical aid to the population exhausted. 

The Community of Sant'Egidio endorses Andrea Riccardi’s concern, shared by thousands of people and many personalities from the worlds of politics and culture who, about a month ago, launched a strong appeal for Aleppo, so that the international community mobilises to stop the slow death of that city. "We need an international intervention to liberate Aleppo from the siege - proposes Riccardi. Humanitarian corridors and supplies to civilians must be provided, and the end of the fighting must be addressed to the bitter end". 

In Iraq, the ISIS jihadists have won Qaraqosh, taking prisoners hundreds of young women of the minority Yazidi and scaring away tens of thousands of Christians, many of whom have fled Mosul. The Community expresses its full solidarity with the Chaldean Patriarch, Sako, who yesterday launched a dramatic appeal to protect the thousands of Christians fleeing from the plain of Nineveh. 

The Community of Sant'Egidio will continue to strive so that reflection, memory and especially concrete action at the international level grow so that the extremely serious situation of Christians in Syria and Iraq may be ended.


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October 13 2016

A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

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October 5 2016

5th October, World Teacher’s Day: All to school…of peace!

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September 23 2016

Texts and speeches of the closing ceremony of Thirst for Peace - Assisi 2016

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August 29 2016

Sant'Egidio in Nairobi to talk about peace, development and the right to care for all

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August 27 2016

Joy at the announcement of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC

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October 23 2016
Radio Vaticana

La luce dei "Corridoi umanitari" nel buio in Siria e Iraq

October 21 2016
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: La guerriglia colombiana ha perso la fede

October 11 2016
Agenzia SIR

Colombia: al via i colloqui di pace tra Governo e Eln. Sostegno da Chiesa e Sant’Egidio

October 8 2016

La pace con le Farc: il Nobel sulla fiducia al presidente Santos

October 8 2016
Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Il consenso da ricostruire sugli accordi di pace in Colombia

October 7 2016

Accordo raggiunto a Sant'Egidio per pacificare le tribù nel Fezzan

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October 7 2015

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 12 2015

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 9 2015

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

December 3 2014

5th Circuit Court of Appeals stops execution of Scott Panetti!

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Libya: The humanitarian agreement for the region of Fezzan, signed at Sant'Egidio on June 16th 2016 (Arabic text)

Nuclear Disarmament Symposium on the 70 th anniversary of the atomic bomb. Hiroshima, August 6 2015

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