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Dominica + 5 others
AFP

Tropical storm Erika kills at least 20 in Dominica, blows through Caribbean

The system swept over tiny island nation of Dominica, caused destructive damages on infrastructures and houses, as it barreled through the Caribbean threatening Haiti.

OCHA

Humanitarian organizations facing major challenges accessing the most vulnerable in eastern Ukraine.

Most of the 2 million people, identified as the most vulnerable, have received limited or no assistance from humanitarian agencies due to insecurity and bureaucratic hurdles.

Syria + 5 others
AFP

Syria refugee numbers approach 20% of pre-war population

Syria's four-and-a-half year conflict has driven half of the country's people to flee their homes. At least 7.6 million people are displaced within Syria, which counted 23 million inhabitants at the start of the civil war.

UNICEF

New release of 163 children by armed group in CAR

The children were released by the anti-Balaka militia during a ceremony Friday, bringing the number of children liberated to 645. The agreement to release all children was made at a reconciliation forum in Bangui this past May.

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