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Sun Sentinel Oped on Syria Refugee Crisis

We have seen the heartbreaking images of Syrians in desperate attempts to flee their war-torn homeland. All they want is to find safety in Europe, away from the conflict in the Middle East.

Thousands of Syrians each day are making this dangerous journey. They are tired, scared and hungry. What should the international community do? Start welcoming them.

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MSJ visitor tells of Syria hunger tragedy

Professor Jeff Hillard’s English class at Mount St. Joseph University had a special visitor this past Saturday, coming from Egypt!

Dina El-Kassaby, a communications officer with the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), spoke to the class via Skype. The WFP is the largest global hunger relief organization.

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Be Like Ike: Give Safe Haven to War Refugees

We have seen the heartbreaking images of Syrians in desperate attempts to flee their war-torn homeland. All they want is to find safety in Europe, away from the conflict in the Middle East.

Thousands of Syrians each day are making this dangerous journey. They are tired, scared and hungry. What should the international community do? Start welcoming them.

See the full commentary at The Huffington Post.

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Famine threatens Yemen, ceasefire desperately needed

The United Nations, in a report released yesterday, says a key Yemeni port has sustained severe damage, preventing food deliveries for potentially millions. This is the latest blow to strike Yemen, a country spiraling toward famine because of a civil war.

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International cooperation needed to feed hungry Syrians

As Syrian refugees face increasing hunger, we can find inspiration from Egypt’s own history to meet this humanitarian emergency. It was April 1946, when the former United States president Herbert Hoover came to Cairo on an urgent mission.

Famine threatened the globe. President Harry Truman dispatched Hoover as a food ambassador.  His goal was to find food supplies that could …

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Syria Must Let Food Reach Yarmouk Victims

We, the international community, must speak out for the people left starving by Syria’s civil war. All across Syria, civilians are routinely being blocked from receiving the food needed to survive. The world cannot turn its back on these innocent war victims.

One scene of this ongoing tragedy in Syria is Yarmouk and the nearby towns of Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham. They all need life-saving food right away. Years of civil war has ruined food supplies for this area.

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Starving Iraqi war victims have food rations cut

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said today that food rations have been reduced for Iraqi war victims. Facing low funding, WFP had no choice but to cut back on the food supplied to the displaced Iraqis.

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This food is vital for Yemen’s children

When a UN World Food Programme (WFP) vessel recently docked in Aden, Yemen it came with a life-saving food item for children. The war in Yemen has placed children at risk of deadly malnutrition.

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Food for Peace reaches Aden, Yemen

The United States Food for Peace program is taking action to help war victims in Yemen. A UN-chartered ship carrying supplies from Food for Peace arrived last week in the port city of Aden.

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Food aid reaches Syrian town after ISIS ousted

The town of Tal Abyad in Syria has just received a delivery of humanitarian aid from the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The town had been cut off from food assistance for eight months because of the ISIS terrorist group, which had taken control.

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