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A disaster in slow motion: Interview with ECHO Head of West Africa office about Ebola

Ever since the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in March this year, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has been greatly involved. Cyprien Fabre, head of ECHO's West Africa office reflects in this...

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...