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/echo/file/parallel-lives-sahra-refugee-somaliland_enParallel Lives: Sahra, a refugee in Somaliland

Parallel Lives: Sahra, a refugee in Somaliland
01/09/2017
Refugees often live in a state of limbo, waiting for governments to change or conflicts to end. In the meantime, time seems to stands still. But life doesn't stop when a person becomes a refugee - both the young and the old struggle to make it...

/echo/file/emergency-social-safety-net-giving-refugees-choice_enEmergency Social Safety Net: giving refugees choice

Emergency Social Safety Net: giving refugees choice
18/08/2017
The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), EU's biggest humanitarian aid project, helps vulnerable refugees living in Turkey by providing them with a family debit card on which credit is uploaded every month to meet their most pressing basic needs...

/echo/file/helping-drought-affected-communities-sindh-pakistan_enHelping drought affected communities in Sindh, Pakistan

Helping drought affected communities in Sindh, Pakistan
16/08/2017
In Sindh, a province in southeast Pakistan, two towns - Umerkot and Tharparkar - have been affected by recurring droughts in recent years. With funding from EU Humanitarian Aid, Concern in partnership with WHH, is implementing an integrated project...

/echo/file/refugee-children-lebanon-bust-move_enRefugee children in Lebanon bust a move!

Refugee children in Lebanon bust a move!
11/08/2017
Syrian refugees and the host community in Lebanon come together in community centres around the country to participate in activities and access services. Mona and Ahmad are outreach volunteers with UNHCR, and support their Syrian refugee community...

/echo/file/improving-lives-western-colombia-s-indigenous-emberra-communities_enImproving the lives of western Colombia’s indigenous Emberra communities

Improving the lives of western Colombia’s indigenous Emberra communities
09/08/2017
Colombia’s ongoing conflict and violence has caused 345 271 new forced displacements in the past 2 years alone. Indigenous communities are often the first victims. The EU and its humanitarian partner the Lutheran World Federation are providing...

/echo/file/greek-locals-welcome-refugee-families_enGreek locals welcome refugee families

Greek locals welcome refugee families
07/08/2017
In Kilkis, a small town in northern Greece, refugee families uprooted by conflict in Syria are welcomed by locals, volunteers, and members of the voluntary association Omnes. The families are gradually becoming part of the local community that once...

/echo/file/life-saving-eu-food-aid-isolated-region-la-guajira-colombia_enLife-saving EU food aid in the isolated region of La Guajira, Colombia

Life-saving EU food aid in the isolated region of La Guajira, Colombia
04/08/2017
La Guajira, Colombia, is the remote desert region home to the indigenous Wayuu people. A humanitarian crisis has resulted from seven years of drought; in 2016, 86 children lost their lives to hunger and malnutrition. The Wayuu people are battling to...

/echo/file/what-emergency-social-safety-net_enWhat is the Emergency Social Safety Net?

What is the Emergency Social Safety Net?
01/08/2017
The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. With approximately 3 million registered Syrian refugees, the number of refugees in Turkey has reached over 3.4 million. Most of these refugees, who lost...

/echo/file/beyond-words-how-deaf-mute-amaboua-escaped-boko-haram-and-survived_enBeyond words: how deaf-mute Amaboua escaped Boko Haram and survived

Beyond words: how deaf-mute Amaboua escaped Boko Haram and survived
28/07/2017
What if you have to escape Boko Haram, and you couldn't even scream? That’s the story of Amaboua, a 15-year-old deaf-mute girl from Cameroon and her long journey towards recovery. A UNICEF project funded by the EU has helped her get the support...

/echo/file/life-beyond-camps-refugees-greece_enA life beyond camps for refugees in Greece

A life beyond camps for refugees in Greece
26/07/2017
"We risked our lives through the sea, all this in the name of a better life for my children," says Asad Bairam, a refugee from Syria. His voice is just one of the thousands of refugees who have similar stories, who have found themselves in Greece....

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