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Syrian refugees and hunger: An interview with Caroline Brennan of CRS

The Syrian Civil War just reached its fifth dreadful anniversary. The war has led to the worst humanitarian crisis of our generation.

Millions of Syrians have fled their homeland seeking refuge in other Middle Eastern countries and even onto Europe. The refugees can escape the fighting, but hunger and poverty follow them.

They need the help of humanitarian agencies like Catholic Relief Services (CRS). Since World War II, CRS has come to the rescue of displaced civilians and the Syria crisis is one of its biggest operations ever.

Caroline Brennan of CRS is a senior communications officer in their Humanitarian Response Department. She recently took time to answer questions about the hunger crisis facing the Syrian refugees and what people can do to help.

 

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Nepal: people cold, hungry and in shock after earthquake

The devastating earthquake in Nepal has claimed more than 2,000 lives and caused thousands more injuries. The 7.8 magnitude quake has leveled buildings and homes.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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Nepal: CRS prepares response to massive earthquake

A massive earthquake struck Nepal and parts of India today. Early reports show hundreds of deaths, thousands of injuries and severe damage to buildings, homes and transportation routes.

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CRS, Good Shepherd Sisters help Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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The Real and Heroic Hunger Games

In the Hunger Games movie, a silver parachute is air dropped to the story’s hero, Katniss. It saves her life for it contains humanitarian aid.

That’s not fiction though for starving people in South Sudan, who have food air dropped to them by the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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Ukraine War: Shelling and Hunger Killing Civilians

They were civilians standing in line at the Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Centre in Donetsk, Ukraine. This was aid they needed because of the war between the government and pro-Russian separatists.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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The State of the Union hunger crisis

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Read the interview at Examiner.

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