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Jon Queally, staff writer
Citing a series of vicious military attacks in recent years coupled with severe shortages of water, medical supplies, and shelter created by an internationally-backed blockade, a new report issued by the United Nations warns that if current trends continue the Gaza Strip will be virtually "uninhabitable" within five years. Home to approximately 1...
Leehi Yona, IPS News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - After a one-day summit in the U.S. Arctic’s biggest city,...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Protesters rally in Dresden, Germany, on August 29. (Photo: The Independent)
In response to the worst refugee crisis since World War II, European...

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Noting "Just Because It Isn't Happening Here Doesn't Mean It Isn't Happening," over 12,000 Icelanders have offered homes and spare bedrooms and moral support to Syrian refugees after their own government said they'd help just 50 of the 4 million fleeing Syria's civil war. "We have clothes, toys and everything a child needs," wrote a single mother and teacher. "I would of course pay for the airplane ticket.” "This is humanity," wrote another. "When world leaders look away, the people won't."

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