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Ten years ago, I was deployed to the tsunami-hit city of Banda Aceh

23/12/2014
Ten years ago, I landed in Aceh, at the northern tip of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It was two weeks after the 2004 tsunami had struck this...
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Flood waters recede, but could unlock a new wave of South Sudanese refugees

12/12/2014
Leitchour refugee camp has been underwater since the rains began this past June. Now the rains are over, bringing some reprieve to the more than 47...
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Displaced in Ukrainian winter: The story of Tatiana's family

11/12/2014
Tatiana was forced to leave her home town in Donetsk Region in Eastern Ukraine due to the on-going fighting there. After moving twice, she is now...
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Cartagena+30 addresses new displacement challenges in Latin America

10/12/2014
What is Cartagena+30? Thirty years ago, in 1984, governmental institutions and jurists of Latin America met in Cartagena, Colombia, to debate the...
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Life for refugees in Turkey, Part II: A changed landscape

09/12/2014
In villages and towns across Suruc district, in south-eastern Turkey, there's almost nowhere you can travel these days without encountering a Syrian...
23/12/2014
Four months ago, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) brought 66 Syrian women and children together around a table ornamented with all kinds of...
23/12/2014
The continued displacement of Palestine refugees as a result of the armed conflict in Syria has deepened their vulnerability and weakened their...
23/12/2014
With the highest number of recorded cases between its Ebola affected neighbours Guinea and Liberia, the Ebola virus continues to spread...
22/12/2014
Winter time in Lebanon can be very harsh, especially for families who have fled conflict in Syria and are living in unheated and makeshift shelters...
19/12/2014
Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) looks back on how its contribution...
15/12/2014
A crisis that has been drawn out over a year. People of the world's youngest country should not still be facing the repercussions of the...
10/12/2014
No refugee camps have existed in Latin America since the mid-1990s. As opposed to other continents, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)...
09/12/2014
The EU Children of Peace initiative has had further funding thanks to the the kind contributions of Luxembourg and Austria. Austrian Foreign Minister...
03/12/2014
No refugee camps have existed in Latin America since the mid-1990s. As opposed to other continents, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)...
02/12/2014
The way Latin American governments will honour the 1984 'Cartagena Declaration' to protect refugees and displaced populations in the 21st...