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19/08/2016
One month after hundreds died in fighting between government and opposition forces that broke out on 8 July, 2016 in Juba, South Sudan, thousands of families continue to shelter in UN displacement sites.

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09/08/2016
Mongolia: Helping herder families following the harsh 'Dzud' winter Mongolia witnessed a strong 'Dzud' climatic phenomenon between November 2015 and April 2016.

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A lifeline for refugees from the Central African Republic
05/08/2016
Waves of refugees fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) have found shelter in Cameroon. In 2015, total EU humanitarian funds to Cameroon reached €25.2 million, of which €7.9 million went to assist Central African refugees. Through...

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Ethiopia: When food assistance arrives on time
22/07/2016
More than thirty years ago, Ethiopia was struck by a severe famine caused by extreme drought, which killed an estimated 1 million people and triggered mass migration. Today, a scarcity of rainfall is hitting the country again. The drought is...

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19/07/2016
2016 has been the third year of consecutive drought in Haiti, worsened by the influence of the El Niño weather phenomenon. According to the Haitian National Coordination for Food Security, one third of the population – some 3.6 million people – are...

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A mother feeds her child therapeutic milk to help her recover from undernutrition.   In all of Chad, some 177 000 undernourished children are expected to be treated in 2016, according to the latest country-wide nutrition survey.  © European Union/ECHO
A mother feeds her child therapeutic milk to help her recover from undernutrition. In all of Chad, some 177 000 undernourished children are expected to be treated in 2016, according to the latest country-wide nutrition survey. © European Union/ECHO
15/07/2016
Over 183 000 children under five have died in Chad in the past five years and more than 40% of these deaths were linked to undernutrition. Malnutrition rates are above emergency threshold in all regions of the Sahelian belt.

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14/07/2016
The Lake Chad basin is currently the scenario of one of the most serious and rapidly unfolding humanitarian crisis, affecting four countries. Attacks by insurgent group Boko Haram and military operations in response have forced hundreds of thousands...

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29/06/2016
Violence in the Central African Republic has killed and injured thousands of people while displacing hundreds of thousands. As a bordering country, Cameroon is one of the major destinations for refugees seeking security and stability.

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Walking with Ali: Making life easier for refugees with disabilities Story: © MEDAIR/Bethany Williams/Kate Kardol
Walking with Ali: Making life easier for refugees with disabilities Story: © MEDAIR/Bethany Williams/Kate Kardol
28/06/2016
The crisis in Syria has displaced millions over more than five years. While thousands of Syrian refugees have fled to Europe, the vast majority of more than 4.8 million displaced Syrians have remained in the Middle East, seeking refuge in...

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From Burundi to Tanzania: The route to safety © WFP/ Tala Loubieh
27/06/2016
In April 2015, election-related violence in Burundi sparked an exodus to Tanzania and other countries in the region. During the initial influx, more than 50 000 refugees arrived in just one month.

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