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Tackling The Next Crisis In Syria: Winter

Local organizations have been working day and night over the past two months to prepare Syrians for the winter cold. Nearly a dozen people died there last January due to a fatal combination of inadequate shelter and freezing weather.

At a UNHCR refugee camp in Homs, Syria
At a UNHCR refugee camp in Homs, Syria
Tamer Osman

ALEPPO As harsh winter weather descends on Syria, local aid organizations and councils are working around the clock to ensure that the country's poor and displaced will survive the cold temperatures.

More than 80 local relief organizations, local councils and civil defense groups have been working under the banner "Before the Disaster Strikes" to prevent a repeat of the cold-weather fatalities that occurred last year. The situation is further complicated, they say, by unaffordable fuel prices and mass power outages.

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Napalm Girl, 50 Years Ago: This Happened, June 8

It's been exactly 50 years since the photograph was taken that many say is the most powerful image of innocent war victims ever. "Napalm Girl," which was captured at the height of the Vietnam War in 1972, is also the story of that girl at the center of the image.

Taken exactly 50 years ago, “Napalm Girl” has become a timeless symbol of the horrors of war as Vietnamese civilians flee their village after it had been hit by airstrikes.

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