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Voucher assistance in Palestine: More Than Just Food for food insecure Palestinians

26/06/2017
Badria Totah
Repeated conflict and ten years of a crippling blockade have created persistent food insecurity in the Gaza Strip, where 46 percent of the...
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Afghanistan: Treating trauma and the wounds of war in Helmand

23/06/2017
Nurse Zahra checks on a patient
Sixty year-old Nazo stands at the bedside of his grandson Rahmatullah, 19, who was badly injured by a roadside bomb in Lashkar Gah, the capital of...
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Refugee children in Greece visit the dentist for the first time

16/06/2017
Refugee Children in Greece learn about dental hygiene
Though Syria had a good dentistry service before its civil war broke out, many children who have escaped since 2011 have never had the chance to...
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Disease surveillance key to controlling outbreak of Lassa in Nigeria

15/06/2017
Lassa Outbreak Nigeria by WHO
As an epidemiologist with 20 years of experience working in some of the most challenging places in the world, I have seen my fair share of desperate...
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No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.

06/06/2017
Turkey -  No dreamer is ever too small
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey with a population of 1.7 million; the city is host to more than 200 000 refugees fleeing the Syrian crisis...

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IRC community health worker
28/06/2017
In June 2012, widespread violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine State led to the displacement of 145 000 people.

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Medair emergency response plan in South Sudan
22/06/2017
For the first time in six years, a famine has been declared. This questionable honour falls to South Sudan, the world’s youngest country where war...

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South Sudan Child malnutrition UNICEF
13/06/2017
Ongoing insecurity, combined with an economic crisis that has pushed inflation above 800% has created widespread food insecurity, with malnutrition...

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Philippines Mindanao Ashran baker
07/06/2017
The Philippines’ southern region of Mindanao has been riddled by a series of overlapping conflicts for decades, taking a huge toll on the local...

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Measles vaccination in Guinea by ALIMA
02/06/2017
In response to an epidemic of measles in Guinea, the EU has provided humanitarian funding to contribute to the nation-wide vaccination campaign.

/echo/file/cash-transfers-provide-choice-central-african-refugees-cameroon_enCash transfers provide choice for Central African refugees in Cameroon

Cash transfers provide choice for Central African refugees in Cameroon
27/06/2017
Since December 2013, 274 000 people have fled the Central African Republic (CAR) to Cameroon, escaping horrific violence in their home country. Their...

/echo/file/helping-iraqi-women-and-children-deal-trauma_enHelping Iraqi women and children to deal with trauma

Helping Iraqi women and children to deal with trauma
21/06/2017
Hundreds of thousands of desperate people are fleeing ongoing clashes between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in West Mosul. To help the many...

/echo/file/essn-stability-millions-refugee-families-turkey_enESSN: Stability for millions of refugee families in Turkey

ESSN: Stability for millions of refugee families in Turkey
20/06/2017
Turkey is home to the largest refugee population in the world, hosting over 3.2 million refugees and migrants primarily from Syria, Iraq, and...

/echo/file/parallel-lives-adrian-refugee-tanzania_enParallel Lives: Adrian, a refugee in Tanzania

Parallel Lives: Adrian, a refugee in Tanzania
19/06/2017
Refugees often live in a state of limbo, waiting for governments to change or conflicts to end. In the meantime, time seems to stands still. But life...

/echo/file/helping-gazas-women-get-businesses-and-running_enHelping Gaza's women to get businesses up and running

Helping Gaza's women to get businesses up and running
12/06/2017
This year marks ten years of the Gaza blockade. Action Against Hunger (ACF), an EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid partner, has documented the...