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EU humanitarian aid reaches survivors after Ecuador’s earthquake

04/05/2016
Less than 48 hours after the disaster, two humanitarian experts from the European Commission's  Humanitarian  Aid  and  Civil  Protection department...
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A warm reception at Azraq camp, Jordan

02/05/2016
In the middle of the rugged, rocky expanse of the Jordanian desert, row upon row of white shelters stretch across the landscape. This is Azraq camp...
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Providing emergency support to Ecuador's earthquake survivors

28/04/2016
As the EU’s civil protection convoy makes its way from the capital Quito to the regions worst affected by the devastating earthquake which hit...
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Helping Syrian families with the 'Cash for work' programme

27/04/2016
People in Need’s 'Cash for work' programme in Syria is intended to directly support those people who have lost their sources of livelihood due to...
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Enhancing construction skills to help Nepali earthquake victims ‘build back better’

22/04/2016
Bhagwati Tamang was busy making mortar and working with stone when we first arrived in Majimtar in Dhading, a central district located approximately...

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26/04/2016
Just ten days ago, 16 April 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the northern coast of Ecuador. The most powerful earthquake in the country since...

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12/04/2016
For more than a year, a lingering cholera outbreak has affected nearly half of all counties in Kenya.

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07/04/2016
Almost half of Malagasy children below five years of age are affected by chronic malnutrition. This situation has remained unchanged for 25 years....

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05/04/2016
Myanmar’s western coastal state of Rakhine is no stranger to inter-communal tensions. The ethnically-divided region witnessed one of the worst bouts...

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31/03/2016
Conflict and insecurity have a direct impact on access to populations in need. In Mali, accessing the northern regions – the area most affected by...

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Assisting people trapped in Syria
04/05/2016
  Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) has been working in Syria since 2012 providing relief through projects focused on water, sanitation and hygiene (...

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Fighting hunger with innovation in Madagascar
29/04/2016
David Rizzi, European Commission's regional nutrition expert for the Great Lakes and eastern and southern Africa explains how using innovation can...

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Nepal 1year
27/04/2016
A devastating earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015 – killing over 9 000 people and injuring more than 23 000. Over 700 000 houses were destroyed...

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Mali: a fall of over 50% in malaria cases, through chemoprevention
22/04/2016
Malaria, an infectious disease that can be fatal, is a real scourge in the countries of the Sahel region. According to the World Health Organisation...

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Nepal: One year of bringing relief to earthquake victims
22/04/2016
On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake which resulted in nearly 9 000 deaths and more than 23 000 injuries. The worst...