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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service October 09, 2019
Turkish warplanes have begun attacking northeastern Syria, causing widespread panic among Christian and other religious communities caught up in the aerial bombardments.
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service August 09, 2016
"Of course, we are frightened to return. What are we going back to? The houses and churches have been bombed."
A displaced Iraqi woman carries her sleeping child July 16 at a refugee camp near Mosul, Iraq. (CNS photo/Azad Lashkari, Reuters)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service August 03, 2016
Aid groups fear they may be overwhelmed by the sheer numbers involved.
People gather July 25 at a site hit by airstrikes in a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. (CNS photo/Ammar Abdullah, Reuters)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service August 01, 2016
"A child less than 10 years old ran to me shouting, 'Sir, please put my arm back.' His left arm was amputated and he held it with his right hand."
Syrian refugee children sing among floating bubbles during a graduation ceremony at the Latin Patriarchate School in Naour, Jordan, on July 11. (CNS photo/Dale Gavlak)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service July 14, 2016
"I have never seen such wonderful program like theirs," a student's mother said.
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service May 24, 2016
"Our collective unwillingness to prevent or prepare adequately for disasters is a systemic moral failure."
A child poses for a photo with his family in Al-Qaboon, Syria, Feb. 22. His father disappeared four years ago in the ongoing conflict. (CNS photo/Mohammed Badra, EPA)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service March 14, 2016
"A new and disturbing pattern of violations against children's rights has emerged in the conflict" as youngsters have been killed and maimed, boys under age 15 have been forced into active combat, while still others have been exposed to siege and starvation.
Syrian refugees wait to register at the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Amman, Jordan, Dec. 11. More than 1,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan were interviewed for a potential chance to go to Canada. (CNS photo/Muhammad Hamed, Reuters)
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service January 04, 2016
The Canadian target of accepting 25,000 Syrian refugees by late February "is well in hand, and we should meet it with no problem," Bruno Saccomani, Canadian ambassador to Jordan, said. "That includes privately sponsored and government-sponsored Syrian refugees."
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service October 13, 2015
Greece is bracing for thousands more Syrians and other people to land on Lesbos and other key island crossings from Turkey, as those fleeing conflict remain undeterred by the worsening weather and colder autumn temperatures in their desperate search for safety in Europe.
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Dale Gavlak - Catholic News Service August 25, 2015
Catholic aid agencies having been using various counseling techniques, even a live clown and puppets, to help the Gaza Strip's children overcome the trauma of lost loved ones and homes in the year since the cease-fire ended the conflict.