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20 Jul 2015 description

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Monday 7/20/2015 - 03:13 GMT

by Mary Sibierski

Magdalena Chudzicka, a mother of four, is rolling out her welcome mat.

Her family is among dozens in Poland opening their homes to Syrian Christians fleeing war and Islamic State (IS) persecution, part of a ground-breaking drive by the Catholic nation's tiny Protestant community to save lives.

15 Jul 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine continues to deteriorate. Approximately 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, civilians living close to the 'contact line' are the most vulnerable in light of the prevailing insecurity. This group, together with 3 million people living in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs) are prioritized for humanitarian action, as social services are severely constrained and banking system as well as commercial trac interrupted.

02 Jul 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine continues to deteriorate. Approximately 5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these, civilians living close to the 'contact line' are the most vulnerable in light of the prevailing insecurity. This group, together with 3 million people living in non-government controlled areas (NGCAs) are prioritized for humanitarian action, as social services are severely constrained and banking system as well as commercial tra­c interrupted.