European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

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DRC e-vouchers by NRC
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 the North Kivu province, where numerous armed groups continue to terrorise the population.


Supporting drought resilience in Cuba
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, destroyed thousands of crops and affected more than one million people across the country.


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


Protecting Palesinians in the West Bank by Peter Biro
This year marks 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. As the low-intensity conflict between Palestinians and Israelis continues, an estimated two million people—out of a total population of 4.8 million...


Sahelian belt in Chad by WFP
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 malnutrition rates rise to alarming levels in all four countries, over half a million children are suffering...


Trauma care in Afghanistan
Considered one of the epicentres of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, the southern province of Helmand has for decades suffered violent fighting, which has resulted in a number of civilian victims. Despite high numbers of war-wounded casualties,...


Child refugees in Shagrab camp
Thirteen years have passed since conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region made the headlines. Darfur remains troubled, but conflicts have also taken hold elsewhere and more than half a million refugees from neighbouring Eritrea and South Sudan have sought...


Famine in Northeast Nigeria by Crystal Wells, IMC
An unprecedented 20 million people are currently on the precipice of famine. At the heart of this crisis is Nigeria, where a seven-year-long conflict triggered by the insurgent group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc on the north-eastern corner of the...


Education in conflict torn DRC
In the Mpati area in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is implementing an assistance programme funded by the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations...


Clean water at Santiago de Cuba
More than 1 million people have been affected by a severe and prolonged drought in Cuba since 2014. Seventy-five percent of the island has been negatively impacted with direct consequences on the economy and the lives and livelihoods of the majority...