Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

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Acting to stop gender-based violence: Interview with ECHO's Global Gender Specialist

Why are gender considerations important in humanitarian action?The term gender refers to the social differences between females and males throughout the life cycle. Gender roles are very different within and between cultures. Gender has a direct...

Three Ethiopian women climbing out of the abyss: Clean water within walking distance

Bugaletch Kora is a 27-year-old mother of three boys who lives in Chereche, a mountainous kebele (ward) of Kindo Koyisha woreda in southern Ethiopia. She has lived her whole life in the remote hillside village of Yanda Arbe, in a house built of mud...

Birthing centre an island of peace amid conflict in South Sudan

Anjelina James, 32, gazed at her husband’s final gift quietly sleeping on her lap. Her seventh child, a healthy baby girl, had been born 12 hours before in a birthing clinic inside the Malakal protection of civilian site. “I am glad the baby is...

Supporting community resilience in the South Caucasus

In Armenia, we carry out many activities with local partners in the regions of Tavush and Vayots Dzo. The activities target diverse community groups and individuals...

Slovenian basketball star helps children in Chad: Part III

On Sunday morning we paid the nine year-old Moussa another visit. In our opinion, his story best depicts the problem of orphans here in the town of Mao.He lives in a very modest home, built out of cement, stone and sand. We had met his family on...