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Stories & updates
It’s been three months since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, and aid to the region is as important as ever
Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through their country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors, and aid agencies do not step up efforts to help them.
This week, the Syrian government and their allied armed forced took full control of Aleppo, a major turning point in the conflict. This came after tens of thousands of people were evacuated from East Aleppo.
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These four families from war-torn Syria are striving to make new lives for themselves in the Chicago area.