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From Colombia to Ecuador: What access to education means to refugee families

15/09/2014
At the old wooden house we are met at the front door by two girls*, smiling. They greet us and show us up a wide staircase that leads to the first...
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Preparing child refugees for an uncertain future in South Sudan

12/09/2014
It has been almost three years since 17 year-old Walid Awad Majir and his two brothers settled in neighbouring South Sudan, fleeing conflict at home...
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Dancing for peace: refugee children in Quito demonstrate their vitality

10/09/2014
They get restless, excited, they scream and shout, play, sing, dance and run. Children, like Jesenia, Ivette, María, Daniel, Pipe, Michael and Danny...
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Bringing smiles to children in a Myanmar IDP camps

08/09/2014
It was wonderful to see smiles of the primary school students, as they received the EU and Finn Church Aid (FCA) education kits on a sunny day. In...
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Failed rains and a worsening drought in Somalia

03/09/2014
We flew direct from Nairobi to Hiraan Province and landed in Belet Weyne, which is a remote town in Central Somalia near the Ethiopian border. From...
12/09/2014
Since 2013, more than 50 000 people have fled Darfur due to intercommunal clashes to take refuge in southeastern Chad. Of these, 9 000 children had...
11/09/2014
There are today around 833,000 registered Syrians seeking refuge in Turkey, about 150,000 of them live in Hatay, a southern Turkish province...
10/09/2014
Escalating violence and the advance of Boko Haram in the northeast of Nigeria have prompted a massive exodus. The militant group has intensified its...
26/08/2014
A staggering 2.2 million children under the age of five are acutely malnourished in Bangladesh. What's more, natural disasters, which occur with...
25/08/2014
Children account for half of the victims of conflicts across the world and are among the most vulnerable victim groups and are often hardest hit by...
21/09/2014
On International Day of Peace, we remember the over 1 billion children around the world affected by conflict! With kind financial contributions from...
11/09/2014
Sierra Leone is among the countries recording the largest number of cases and deaths from Ebola. Watch how a medical treatment centre operated by...
11/09/2014
Dejene and his donkey show just how extraordinary the impact can be and how it can be overcome. With Ethiopia facing the danger of drought every year...
09/09/2014
Meet Kefah, one of sixty of Syrian and Lebanese women we are working with partners to train in traditional fabric printing -- helping to sustain...
08/09/2014
Since the start of the latest Gaza conflict on 7 July 2014, codenamed "Protective Edge", the water and waste water infrastructure in Gaza...