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Thousands flee anti-ISIS offensives in Iraq and Syria

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DISPLACED. Iraqi families walk down a road as they flee Mosul on March 3, 2017, during an offensive by security forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State fighters. File photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

In just a little over a week, more than 45,000 are displaced in Iraq and over 26,000 are forced to flee in Syria

MOSUL, Iraq (Mar. 6, 2017 ) — Tens of thousands of civilians have fled offensives against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Iraq and Syria, where the jihadists are battling to keep what remains of their territory, the United Nations (UN) said Sunday, March 5. Continue reading Thousands flee anti-ISIS offensives in Iraq and Syria

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

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The grant will be for a maximum period of 6 months to save the lives of about 108,000 people in the violence-wracked Kasai region

KINSHASA, DR Congo (Mar. 5, 2017) — The United Nations announced aid worth $5 million (4.7 million euros) on Saturday, March 4, to help people affected by the humanitarian crisis in the violence-wracked Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue reading UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo