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  • Burkina Faso

    Barnabas Fund

    Six people, mostly children, were killed and four others injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on a road near a mainly Christian community in northern Burkina Faso in August.

    In May, Christians were among those targeted and killed when armed jihadists launched three separate attacks within 48 hours that left at least 58 dead. Violence by Islamist extremists has surged in Burkina Faso in the past year, causing thousands to flee their homes.

  • Canada

    The Christian Institute

    Canada saw a significant rise in the number of deaths by euthanasia taking place in 2019, with a third giving ‘not wanting to be a burden’ as a reason.

    A government report revealed that in 2019 5,631 people were killed by euthanasia or assisted suicide, a rise of 26% on the year before. 34% who requested they be killed by their doctors cited fear of being a burden to their families. 13.7% said it was because of ‘isolation or loneliness’.