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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...


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...


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,...


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...


South Sudan by PAH
In March 2016, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) started another water, sanitation and hygiene project, funded by EU Humanitarian Aid.


Mothers against malnutrition by Alima
The Sahel has one of the world’s highest rates of acute child malnutrition: every year, 1.4 million children suffer from the most severe form of the disease in the semi-arid band below the Sahara desert that stretches across Africa.


Flash floods in Malawi by Coopi
In February 2017, after a year of severe drought linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon, Salima district in central Malawi experienced flash floods which forced thousands of people to abandon their homes.


Refugee children go to school in Greece by IOM
Since October 2016, the European Commission has helped the Greek authorities to facilitate access to education for refugee children in Greece.