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254 dead in Colombia mudslides

rescuers search for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains
Rescuers search for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 2, 2017. The death toll from a devastating landslide in the Colombian town of Mocoa stood at around 200 on Sunday as rescuers clawed through piles of muck and debris in search of survivors. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO

Survivors describe gruesome scenes in the Colombian town of Mocoa as rescuers keep up a desperate search for victims in the muck and debris

MOCOA, Colombia (Apr. 3, 2017) — Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people, 43 of them children, President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday, April 2, in yet another sharp rise in the death toll. Continue reading 254 dead in Colombia mudslides

UN, NGOs demand end to Syria ‘carnage’

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A general view taken on April 6, 2015 shows destruction in Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Stringer/AFP/File
‘In the name of our shared humanity… For the sake of the millions of innocents who have already suffered so much, and for the millions more whose lives and futures hang in the balance, we call for action now’

GENEVA, Switzerland (Jan. 21, 2016) — Around 100 UN agencies and other humanitarian organizations on Thursday, January 21, called on citizens worldwide to join an appeal to end the “carnage” in Syria as the conflict there approached its sixth year.

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