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Residents receive food aid at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus, March 18, 2014, in this handout released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

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Residents receive food aid at the besieged al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus in this handout released by Syria‘s national news agency SANA. Read more

People queue to receive aid near a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Bangui on December 13, 2013. Aid workers warned of a looming humanitarian crisis in the Central African capital as the UN said more than 600 people have been killed in sectarian violence in the past week and tens of thousands of residents desperate for protection have fled their homes.

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People queue to receive aid near a camp for internally displaced persons in Bangui on Friday. Aid workers warned of a looming humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic capital as the UN said more than 600 people have been killed in sectarian violence in the past week and tens of thousands of residents desperate for protection have fled their homes.

Typhoon Haiyan aftermath...epa03966913 Filipino young typhoon victims ask for help in the super typhoon devastated city of Palo, Leyte province, Philippines,  27 November 2013. The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has increased to 5,500, with 1,757 people still missing, the national disaster relief agency said 27 November. Authorities fear the number of fatalities will increase since emergency workers were retrieving more bodies as they cleared debris.More than 3.5 million people were displaced by the typhoon, which slammed into the eastern Philippines with record winds of more than 300 kilometres per hour on November 8. The disaster relief agency said more than 26,000 people were injured, while more than 1 million homes were destroyed. Damage to infrastructure and agriculture was estimated at more than 24.53 billion pesos (570.46 million dollars), it added.

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Jamal, an 11-year old Syrian refugee, left, points his toy gun as he plays with his friend, at a temporary refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon, Monday, May 20, 2013. Oxfam an international aid organization is appealing for more funds to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, saying warmer weather will increase health risks due to lack of shelter, water and basic sanitation. Oxfam says it needs $53 million dollars to improve access to water and proper sanitation for Syrian refugees. So far the aid group has received $10.6 million dollars.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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Jamal, an 11-year old Syrian refugee (left), points his toy gun as he plays with his friend at a temporary refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon on Monday. Read more

People cry as they bury a relative killed in Saturday's earthquake, in Longmen village, Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 22, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 200 people in southwest China pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER OBITUARY ENVIRONMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SA

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People mourn as they bury a relative killed in Saturday’s earthquake, in Longmen village, Lushan county, Ya’an, Sichuan province. Hundreds of survivors of the earthquake, which killed nearly 200 people in southwest China, pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. Read more