Nepal’s Earthquake Victims Face Homelessness And Hunger

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April- May 2015 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Kathmandu, Nepal's historic capital city lies in rubble. A catastrophic 7.9 earthquake followed by powerful aftershocks on Sunday toppled thousands of homes, claimed more than 3,000 lives and injured nearly 7,000 victims in the valley surrounding Kathmandu. Rescue workers are racing against time to find people believed to be ...

Winter Weather Exposes Syrian Refugees

Feburary 2014 Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Warm winter clothing is a welcome sight to Manal, 5, whose family lost everything when rocket fire struck their home in Homs, Syria, and burned it to the ground.  The family escaped and fled to Jordan, but Manal suffered second- and third-degree burns over her entire left side.  The little ...

Illegal Lease of Armenian Church in Occupied Cyprus Revoked

7/2/13 NICOSIA—Officials at Near East University in Occupied Cyprus announced that they were backtracking from the illegal lease of the historic 14th St. Mary’s Church and Monastery after protests from the US, the Milliyet newspaper reported. The 10-year lease, which was unfairly granted by an organization for religious foundations in Occupied Cyprus to Near East University was ...

UNDP restorers dismayed by plans for historic Armenian church

10/11/2012 An organization for religious foundations in the north has leased an historic and beautifully restored Armenian site through an unfair and opaque tender procedure, the United Nations Development Program-Action for Cooperation and Trust (UNDP-ACT) program have said, the Cyprus Mail reports. EVKAF, that oversees religious foundations in the north, leased in August the 14th century Armenian ...