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‘A death sentence’

International | Trump to decide the fate of thousands of Syrians residing legally in the United States
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/01/19, 12:46 pm

SYRIA: The Trump administration has until the end of Thursday to decide whether to end the temporary protected status of about 7,000 Syrians legally residing in the United States. My colleague Harvest Prude talked to several of them, who said going back to Syria would be “a death sentence.”

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Idai leaves overwhelming need for assistance

International | Relief efforts shift to longer-term problems created by the disaster in southern Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/26/19, 05:18 pm

As floodwaters recede in cyclone-ravaged areas of southern Africa, the focus of relief efforts shifts to searches for family members and much-needed assistance for 2 million people affected by the disaster.

Aid workers in Mozambique are scrambling to address public health concerns in makeshift camps that already house 228,000 displaced people, with more on the way.

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More deaths reported from Cyclone Idai

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/25/19, 10:43 am

The death toll from the deadly cyclone that struck three southern African countries earlier this month topped 700, as response efforts continued over the weekend. Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique on March 14 before moving into Zimbabwe and Malawi. Officials have so far reported 446 deaths in Mozambique associated with the storm, 259 in Zimbabwe, and 56 in Malawi. As the waters from the cyclone continue to recede and rescue workers access more affected regions, the death toll is expected to rise.

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