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Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Canada

Canada

A wildfire has engulfed an enormous part of Alberta Canada. The fire beginning on May 1st grew with such rapidity that it required the evacuation of the entire city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Thousands have sought refuge in area shelters to include: arenas, hockey rinks, and school gymnasiums.  Read More

Syria

Syria country profile

Syria country profile

Syria lies between Lebanon and Turkey, along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. It is roughly the size of Missouri. The capital of Damascus - located at an oasis fed by the Barada River - is thought to be one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Aleppo is the largest of Syria's cities (population 3.5 million); Damascus is the second largest city; the other main cities are: Hims, Hamah, and Lattakia.  Read More