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Cash-based Aid Gives Refugees in Turkey Dignity and Choice

17/01/2017
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With the harsh winter weather life is hard for many of the poorest refugees trying to make a living in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. The bitter cold is just the latest challenge for 42-year old Dalal Issa al-Kasem. Her family lost everything when they...
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Somalia: Saving 50 000 Children from Severe Malnutrition

12/01/2017
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The staff at the Garasbaley Health Centre found he was severely malnourished. He was treated for the diarrhoea and enrolled in the Outpatient Therapeutic Programme (OTP), which meant that his mother was given a regular supply of nutritious peanut...
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Philippines: Rising After the Storm

10/01/2017
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Rebuilding after a major disaster is a huge hurdle to overcome. But for Edna Pelayo, a 27-year-old mother of three from Nueva Ecija in the Philippines, it is possible....
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Helping Syrian refugees deal with new stresses, far from home

06/01/2017
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Fatima and Zahed escaped Syria to Turkey in the fall of 2014, after war destroyed their homes in Kobane, Syria. Zahed, 34, had been a primary school teacher in Kobane. Fatima, 28, was also interested in teaching.  “I was in my first year at the...
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Democratic Republic of Congo: The Road to Limangi

05/01/2017
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Bisika Sadiki never believed this day would come. He had lived his whole life in the isolated village of Limangi, home to 6000 people, tucked deep in the jungle of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.If anyone wanted to get anywhere in Limangi...
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The Threat of Malnutrition for Somali Children Living in IDP camps

22/12/2016
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Mohamed’s family have been on the move, fleeing from conflict and drought in Merka, 120 kilometres away. Now they live in a makeshift shelter in a camp for the internally displaced in Somalia’s capital. Conditions are basic and children often fall...
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Camp Communities in Lesvos Learn Life-saving Skills

21/12/2016
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Nazim travelled to Greece from Pakistan and took part in the training. He says “After learning all this I feel really good and confident that I can help the others.” Nazim is one of 12 people from five different countries trained by Hellenic Red...
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Filling the Skills Gap to Rebuild Nepal

21/12/2016
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In Makawanpur, Central Nepal, 35-year-old stonemason Rajendra Tamang, is participating in a training session on how to build safer and earthquake-resilient houses. "One of the houses that I had just finished building collapsed in the last...
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Healthcare for Syrian Refugees in Rural Turkey

19/12/2016
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Izmir is the third biggest city in Turkey and the capital of Aegean region, an area known for its fertile lands, and a city famous for its sea, sun, and popular holiday resorts. However, in recent years this booming city has also become host to...
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"This is the most rewarding job" - EU Civil Protection experts in the aftermath of Haiti’s hurricane

14/12/2016
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The EU Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCPM) was established in 2001 to enhance cooperation among national civil protection authorities across Europe. Any country affected by a...

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