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Misery: a Syrian refugee shields himself from the rain at a camp in Tyre, Lebanon. On Wednesday of last week, donor countries exceeded the $1.5-billion target set by the UN to help Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance - nearly one in five of the population. About $1 billion is needed to support the 1.1 million Syrian refugees expected by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey by the end of June. The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, said that Syrians faced "a cascading catalogue of ...

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First the rape. Then the stigma. Now the healing?

First the rape. Then the stigma. Now the healing?

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No compassion or common sense

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Wed 16 Apr 14 @ 17:23
BBC story on @David_Cameron's comment piece in tomorrow's @churchtimes http://t.co/wLfu23dSPZ

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The Prime Minister says he's a 'classic' C of E member: irregular in attendance & 'vague' on difficult parts of faith http://t.co/Eh8CZnCUYf