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Lebanon: a new horror in Syrian refugee camps

Lebanon (MNN) – Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon are no picnic. Sanitation is dicey, illness lurks in every corner, and food and space are seriously lacking. The terms often associated with the camps are ‘squalid’, ‘overcrowded’ and ‘neglected’. There’s a strong push from the Lebanese government to force the refugees …

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Crackdown in Algeria continues

Algeria (MNN) – There are only so many ways that you can say, ‘There is a crackdown.’ For Algerians, the latest church closures are more of the same. Middle East Concern noted the most recent on October 15, when law enforcement closed three more churches, two of which are the …

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Education options needed for displaced Iraqi kids

Jordan (MNN) — The Middle Eastern country of Jordan is now home to tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people. For Iraqis, serious concerns prevent return home. Iraqis Displaced in Jordan Anne Hamming, communications director for Tent Schools International, says the challenges for displaced Iraqis are significant, especially for …

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Crisis grows in West Africa. Who cares?

Burkina Faso (MNN) — The UN says conflict in Africa’s Sahel region is “unprecedented.” More than five million people throughout West Africa need urgent help. Nearly a half-million people have been internally displaced in Burkina Faso alone. Islamic terrorism and tribal conflict drive the region’s unrest. Spokesman Greg Musselman says …

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Celebrate the women of Far East Russia

Russia (MNN) – Today is the International Day of Rural Women. While the United Nations focuses the day on women’s roles in sustainability and climate resilience, we’re taking a different approach. Slavic Gospel Association’s Eric Mock tells us about the women behind the pastors in rural Far East Russia. Women …

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Japan: Typhoon Hagibis aftermath

Japan (MNN) – Super Typhoon Hagibis—Tagalog for ‘speedy’—left a large and muddy footprint over Japan. Today, thousands of military personnel and first responders remain in search and rescue mode in the wake of torrential rains that caused 20 rivers to burst their banks. Even as the casualty rate cl (Photo …

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Economic crisis impacts generosity of Iranian church

Iran (MNN) — At the end of September, Iran’s inflation rate reached nearly 43 percent, causing the extreme devaluation of the Iranian rial. The economic woes and crippling economy are partly due to sanctions the United States placed on the country earlier this year. David* of Heart4Iran says it has thrown the …

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