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Another chance to be a child in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has already cost the lives of close to 3 million children. Apart from this catastrophic figure it has left many thousand others traumatised, suffering, and in need for help. Providing...

More and more are fleeing Somalia's Lower Shabelle

Having recently visited some of the many settlements for internally displaced people (IDP) dotting the outskirts of Mogadishu, Concern Worldwide Somalia Director met newly displaced families, most fleeing the worsening food security and fighting in...

Algeria: How can we bring fresh food to Sahrawi refugees in the heart of the desert?

Providing fresh and nutritious food to the Sahwari refugee community, in the heart of the Sahara desert, is a great logistical challenge. Our humanitarian partners at Oxfam describe the creative solution they found for ensuring the Sahrawi's are...

Containing Ebola: Interview with ECHO epidemiologist in the field Jorge Castilla

Declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ebola outbreak is far from under control. In between preparations for his visit to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, ECHO epidemiologist Jorge...

South Sudan: With fear in their hearts, even the trivial is overwhelming

Tom White, Chief of UNICEF South Sudan field office in Jonglei State It is Wednesday 23rd July in Gorwai, a small village of Ayod County in northern Jonglei State, South Sudan.  We – a team comprised of UN agencies and NGOs that had been dropped...