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Education: Small investment, big impact for Syrian refugees

"It was like a festival," says Raid Ramadan, a Syrian teacher now teaching Syrian refugees in Turkey.Raid is referring to the day he and his colleagues went to the local post office to draw out their first payments under a new incentive scheme. "...

When a country opens its doors to a refugee, it saves a life

Every year, thousands of children and teenagers from the Northern Triangle of Central America (Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala) cross the southern Mexican border with the dream of finding a better future. Many of them flee violent situations...

‘Teaching in a kind of desert’, in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Aimée la Rose is in the first year of primary school. When the AVSI official asks her what she wants to do when she grows up, she puts her books to one side ceremoniously. “I'm going to be a teacher”, she replies proudly.Philippe Lukoo, also in the...

A milestone, not an endpoint: World Humanitarian Summit's European consultation

Open, innovative and forward-thinking is how I would describe the European consultation of the World Humanitarian Summit, which I attended just two weeks ago.When EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides and UN Emergency Response Coordinator Valerie...

Eradicating malnutrition in Mauritania: a challenging but achievable target

"I’ve received several babies in a critical condition, but we managed to save them. Yet we wouldn’t have obtained these results if it weren’t for the Red Cross volunteers who work round the clock to detect new cases. They also provide meals for the...