Whether a Christian church in Raga City was destroyed and members murdered by Muslims in March 2001; name of the church and names of the victims [SDN40298.E]

Information regarding a church in Raga City that was destroyed and its members murdered by Muslims in March 2001 could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Africa Research Bulletin

IRB Databases


Unsuccessful attempts to contact the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Central and West Africa Office, Inter-Church Coalition on Africa, New Sudan Council of Churches and other oral sources.

Internet sites, including:

Africa Confidential

Amnesty International (AI)

Church World Service

Danish Immigration Service

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

IND Country Assessments - United Kingdom

International Alert (IA)

International Crisis Group (ICG)

Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)


National Council of Churches/Church World Service on Sudan Issues

New Sudan Council of Churches

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Save the Children - Sweden

Sudan Home

Sudan Human Rights Organization - Cairo Branch

Sudan Info Net

Sudan Net News

Sudan News Agency

Sudanese Human Rights Organization (SHRO)

U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR)

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