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Through Amira’s Eyes: the resilience to stay strong

17/10/2017
Amira by UNHCR
In March 2015, Amira fled her hometown in the Aleppo region, embarking on a long journey that took her and her two children to Istanbul. Amira’s...
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Bangladesh: fighting climate change with potatoes and pumpkins

16/10/2017
Rabeya by Zahangir Alam - CARE
Life is not easy in Kurigram, one of Bangladesh’s poorest districts, located in the north west of the country. The levels of food insecurity in the...
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An entire village in Kenya bears the brunt of drought

16/10/2017
Kame Sake Happi with her child
Umbate, a small village in northern Kenya of about 600 inhabitants, sits on a hot and bone dry plain, with hardly any crop cover. It sits on the...
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Ecuador: risk assessment saving lives in the aftermath of an earthquake

13/10/2017
Demolishing buildings assessed as unsafe
Just two days after the earthquake, a group of specialists was deployed to the most affected provinces (Manabi and Esmeraldas) to conduct rapid...
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Ethiopia: Reclaiming Young Lives in Times of Drought

12/10/2017
Maritu and her father in Ehtiopia by UNICEF
Looking drowsy and barely active for a two-and-a-half-year-old, Maritu is sitting on a hospital bed next to her father, Sultan Lentata. Two days ago...

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DRC e-vouchers by NRC
16/10/2017
DR Congo tops the list of countries with the most internally displaced people. Of the 3.8 million who are displaced, more than half a million live in...

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Supporting drought resilience in Cuba
13/10/2017
Cuba has been fighting the worst drought in a century. Caused by the weather phenomenon of El Nino, the drought has depleted the island’s reservoirs...

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Warchild education
04/10/2017
An estimated 7 million children inside the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are denied a chance to learn.

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Sahelian belt in Chad by WFP
02/10/2017
In the Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) more than 7 million people need food assistance, up from 3 million last year. As...

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Protecting Palesinians in the West Bank by Peter Biro
02/10/2017
This year marks 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. As the low-intensity conflict between...

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Preparing for an earthquake in the freezing capital of Mongolia
13/10/2017
Mongolia has a population of roughly three million people, of which 45% live in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. The city is facing rapid urbanisation,...

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Turkey: EU-funded training enables Syrian medical personnel to contribute to their community
11/10/2017
Access to health care is one of the major concerns of the over 3.4 million refugees in Turkey. While emergency hospital treatment in Turkey is free...

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How e-vouchers are transforming market shopping in DRC
10/10/2017
DR Congo has the sad honour of topping the list of countries with the most internally displaced people. More than half a million of the 3.8 million...

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Emergency food assistance to the refugees in Southern Serbia
05/10/2017
Since May 2015, Serbia and other countries in the Western Balkans have been facing an unprecedented refugee crisis. In 2015 and in the first quarter...

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Electronic cash aid helping Somali families in need
28/09/2017
Like 750 000 other Somalis, Sadia and her neighbours were displaced by the severe drought that is affecting the Horn of Africa region. She was...