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Education: Small investment, big impact for Syrian refugees

25/02/2015
"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...
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When a country opens its doors to a refugee, it saves a life

24/02/2015
Every year, thousands of children and teenagers from the Northern Triangle of Central America (Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala) cross the...
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‘Teaching in a kind of desert’, in the Democratic Republic of Congo

20/02/2015
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...
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A milestone, not an endpoint: World Humanitarian Summit's European consultation

19/02/2015
Open, innovative and forward-thinking is how I would describe the European consultation of the World Humanitarian Summit, which I attended just two...
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Eradicating malnutrition in Mauritania: a challenging but achievable target

13/02/2015
"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...
18/02/2015
In the Sahel, an estimated 570 000 children die every year of malnutrition related causes. Fortunately, more and more children receive life-saving...
17/02/2015
In Niger, almost 1 in 4 children suffers from severe malnutrition. As in other countries of the Sahel, population growth outstrips food production...
14/02/2015
During 1 000 days, from the beginning of the pregnancy until the child’s second birthday, the health and nutrition of both mother and child are...
12/02/2015
While all eyes are on the Minsk negotiations, the suffering of people forced to flee their homes due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues....
12/02/2015
Heavy flooding has left parts of southern Malawi devastated. The districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe and Zomba are the most affected. According...
27/02/2015
As the international humanitarian community prepares to meet in Sendai, Japan, at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, this video...
26/02/2015
When conflict escalated in Gaza last summer, it had devastating consequences. More than 2 000 people were killed and tens of thousands of...
23/02/2015
The NGO Première Urgence - Aide Médicale Internationale (PU-AMI) was one of the first to bring assistance to Palestinian families affected by the...
16/02/2015
In Niger, almost one in four children suffers from severe malnutrition. With EU support, Alima and its partner BEFEN train mothers to screen their...
10/02/2015
Heavy flooding has again hit the Balkans. Continuous rainfall is currently forcing people to evacuate their homes and causing considerable material...