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/echo/file/meet-khalil-refugee-baby-born-greece_enMeet Khalil: a refugee baby born in Greece

Meet Khalil: a refugee baby born in Greece
12/05/2017
This is the story of baby Khalil*. He was born in Greece and has spent his first few months of life in a refugee camp. His family arrived in Greece last year after fleeing Afghanistan when heavy fighting broke out between extremist groups in their...

/echo/file/food-children-syria_enFood for the children of Syria

Food for the children of Syria
10/05/2017
After six years of devastating conflict in Syria, almost half of the country's population struggles to put enough food on their plates. For kids like Ro'a, a 13-year old girl living inside Syria, a daily meal and fresh milk helps sustain hope for a...

/echo/file/afghanistan-providing-emergency-education-returning-refugee-children_enAfghanistan: Providing emergency education to returning refugee children

Afghanistan: Providing emergency education to returning refugee children
08/05/2017
Decades of conflict and insecurity have forced countless Afghan families to flee from their homes, stripping children of their right to access education. In 2016, the country saw a staggering number of refugees -- the vast majority of whom were...

/echo/file/30-000-litres-happiness-water-children-paraguay_en30 000 litres of happiness: water for children in Paraguay

30 000 litres of happiness: water for children in Paraguay
03/05/2017
A joint project of UNICEF and EU Humanitarian Aid Operations helped in several communities affected by El Niño phenomenon in Paraguay. The project improved water connections, sanitation facilities, and installed new public water points. With the...

/echo/file/ex-child-soldiers-learn-new-skills_enEx-child soldiers learn new skills

Ex-child soldiers learn new skills
26/04/2017
Conflict is ever-present in Somalia where armed groups continue to recruit young boys and girls. Recently released, 900 children are being taught new skills such as mechanics, tailoring and carpentry in an effort to help them integrate back into...

/echo/file/nepal-path-recovery_enNepal: A path to recovery

Nepal: A path to recovery
24/04/2017
In April 2015, central Nepal was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake and several major aftershocks which killed more than 9 000 people. More than half a million homes were reduced to rubble, and countless roads, bridges and other infrastructure...

/echo/file/library-greece-opens-new-chapter-refugees-lives_enA library in Greece opens a new chapter in refugees’ lives

A library in Greece opens a new chapter in refugees’ lives
10/04/2017
With the support of EU Humanitarian Aid, UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency - assisted the refugee community in Philippiada, western Greece, to create a library for children and adults alike. The library is stocked with a few hundred books, in German,...

/echo/file/turkey-overcoming-language-barriers-health-care-syrian-refugees_enTurkey: Overcoming language barriers in health care for Syrian refugees

Turkey: Overcoming language barriers in health care for Syrian refugees
07/04/2017
Access basic health care is one of the major concerns of the over 3 million refugees in Turkey. While emergency hospital treatment in Turkey is free of charge, many Syrian and refugees are reluctant to use these facilities due to language and...

/echo/file/training-health-workers-combat-under-nutrition-mali_enTraining health workers to combat under-nutrition in Mali

Training health workers to combat under-nutrition in Mali
07/04/2017
How do you fight a disease if you do not have medical staff properly trained on how to treat it? In many areas of the vast Sahelian band, this is an everyday problem. In this region, under-nutrition is responsible for the deaths of nearly half a...

/echo/file/delivering-measles-vaccines-children-guinea_enDelivering measles vaccines for children in Guinea

Delivering measles vaccines for children in Guinea
06/04/2017
Thousands of children are being vaccinated in Guinea, where a measles epidemic has been declared by the authorities. EU Humanitarian Aid reacted swiftly and provided funding to international medical non-governmental organisation ALIMA to carry out...

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