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The murder and mayhem caused by ISIS and other terrorist groups ruin the lives of those who must flee in more ways than one.In October, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency – which is responsible for 5 million Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and whose core activities largely rely on donations – praised a coalition of five international Muslim charities for relief efforts in Gaza and a $500,000 donation.Charities banned in one nation still operate in others.Since the conference in November, the UAE banned more than 80 groups, including Al-Qaeda and ISIS, but also civic groups and charities such as Islamic Relief U.K., Islamic Relief Worldwide and the Muslim American Society – though the three are not banned in their home countries. The British government advised donors concerned about the Gaza conflict this year to donate through registered charities and the official Disasters Emergency Committee, including Islamic Relief Worldwide.Islamic Relief U.S.A. works in about 35 countries, often in partnership with the U.N. and other diverse faith-based groups.New charities emerge with new disasters.The U.N. anticipates 27 percent more funding is needed for humanitarian aid in its 2015 budget over 2014, with the bulk of that to be spent in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and Sudan.
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