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Helping refugees cope with winter in Greece

19/01/2017
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Over the past week temperatures across the Greek mainland plummeted to levels not seen in a decade. Many areas were blanketed with snow: more than a...
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No Time to Lose: Delivering Emergency Vaccinations in South Sudan

18/01/2017
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It’s hot, boiling hot. Sweat drips from the face of the driver onto his shirt but his eyes remain fixed on the road, avoiding the potholes and muddy...
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Cash-based Aid Gives Refugees in Turkey Dignity and Choice

17/01/2017
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With the harsh winter weather life is hard for many of the poorest refugees trying to make a living in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. The bitter cold is...
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Somalia: Saving 50 000 Children from Severe Malnutrition

12/01/2017
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The staff at the Garasbaley Health Centre found he was severely malnourished. He was treated for the diarrhoea and enrolled in the Outpatient...
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Philippines: Rising After the Storm

10/01/2017
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Rebuilding after a major disaster is a huge hurdle to overcome. But for Edna Pelayo, a 27-year-old mother of three from Nueva Ecija in the...

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20/01/2017
The Sahel has one of the highest acute under-nutrition rates in the world. Chad is among the most affected countries: 727 857 children are facing...

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Chlidren in Fiji After Typhoon Winston
16/01/2017
In February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall northeast of Suva, the capital of Fiji, as a Category 5 storm – the strongest category...

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Children in DRC
13/01/2017
The eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has known little else but conflict for the past 20 years. Violence among numerous armed groups...

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09/01/2017
Through its humanitarian department, the European Commission provides a vital lifeline to the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS).

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04/01/2017
Over the last half century, Colombia has been devastated by conflict. Despite the recent peace agreement between the Government and the country’s...

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Bangladesh: Building Resilient Livelihoods in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
03/01/2017
Chittagong Hill Tracts is an area located in a remote, hilly region in eastern Bangladesh. The impact of a past conflict, the scarcity of...

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Shaimah and the Safe Space
09/12/2016
Shaimah is 15 years old and has been living in the Cherso refugee camp in Northern Greece for over six months with her aunt and uncle, having been...

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#EmergencyLessons: School in Emojis
06/12/2016
The 2015 earthquake in Nepal killed 9000 people. The lives of thousands of children were shaken apart in a matter of seconds. #EmergencyLessons...

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#EmergencyLessons: Boštjan Nachbar goes back to school to meet children in Guinea
02/12/2016
Boštjan Nachbar is a Slovenian basketball player and an Ambassadors for #EmergencyLessons, a campaign seeking to increase awareness, understanding...

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Vietnam: An inclusive approach to better disaster preparedness
02/12/2016
With a coastline of stretching more than 3 200 kilometres, Vietnam is exposed to a wide variety of natural disasters, including typhoons, floods and...