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


Medair emergency response plan in South Sudan
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 and economic collapse have left one million people on the brink of starvation.


South Sudan Child malnutrition UNICEF
Ongoing insecurity, combined with an economic crisis that has pushed inflation above 800% has created widespread food insecurity, with malnutrition among children at emergency levels in most parts South Sudan.


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


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


Ritsona refugee camp
Health care is one of the key services provided by the Red Cross in camps across Greece where it operates. With support from EU Humanitarian Aid, the Red Cross provides medical services with doctors, midwives, vaccinations and referrals if special...


A girl carries a bundle of grass back home in the late afternoon at the Protection of Civilians site (PoC), near Bentiu, South Sudan, February 12, 2017. Some 200 000 internally displaced people are living in PoCs at UN Mission compounds across the country
War and a collapsing economy have left some 100 000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine has now been declared.


One of the inhabitants in the gloomy fortress-like building is Amina, 37. In 2015, she fled her village in Syria with her husband and three daughters. With the family savings running out, a cash grant of around $100 (USD) per month now allows her to stay
Iraq is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with 11 million people—nearly one-third of its population—in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.


Ebola survivors tell their tales
Guinea’s Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Ebola on March 23, 2014. The virus went on to infect more than 28,000 people across West Africa.


Children attend school in Assam, India
Home to a multitude of different tribes and ethnic groups, north-eastern India has witnessed multiple insurgencies and a series of ethnic conflicts over the past several decades.