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Mali: "European humanitarian aid treats 80 000 children each year whose lives are threatened by malnutrition."

23/05/2018
expert Marion Saurel gives a presentation on malnutrition
What are the different types of malnutrition?Several forms of malnutrition exist between growth deficits and micronutrient deficiencies. But the two...
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Cash as a lifeline for Syrian families in Lebanon

02/05/2018
Aman left Syria in 2012 with her children. They crossed the border, registered with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and took their papers...
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Back to School in Jordan

20/04/2018
Munir Ahmed al-Mahmoud, a volunteer teacher
Muddy shoes pile up at the entrance of the small tent as morning classes are about to begin. A group of children, all Syrian refugees, listen...
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"Pen instead of a sword": education to overcome hardships

09/04/2018
Luay, young zorro by Unicef Turkey
Luay and his family fled the war in Syria. He says that he "will never return to Syria. There are planes there.” He hates the sounds of planes. Life...
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Bringing reproductive health care to Syria’s underserved Al-Tabqa

06/04/2018
Reproductive health team in Syria by UNFPA
Since May 2017, the population has grown by some 200 per cent, according to a joint UN assessment mission conducted there in December 2017. There...

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Learning to walk again in Democratic Republic Congo
22/05/2018
The past year has been one of the most violent in DRC’s recent history. A new conflict in the Kasaï region was particularly brutal and threw the...

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DRC Marie
27/04/2018
Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forced more than 1.7 million people from their homes in 2017, an average of 5500 people per day.

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Afghanistan by WHO
16/04/2018
As conflict escalates in many parts of Afghanistan, the number of internally displaced people in need of assistance soars.

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Pakistan Thar desert by Concern Worldwide
05/04/2018
Due to inadequate and erratic rain patterns, the Thar Desert, in south-eastern Pakistan’s Sindh province, is a drought-prone region.

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23/03/2018
Since 2009, the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations have spearheaded a response to nutritional crises in the...

/echo/file/conditional-cash-transfer-education-ccte-programme-refugee-children-turkey_enConditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Programme for Refugee Children in Turkey

Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Programme for Refugee Children in Turkey
08/05/2018
The aim of the CCTE programme is to encourage school enrolment and improve pupils' attendance. The programme has two main components; families...

/echo/file/growing-uganda-away-violence-south-sudan_enGrowing up in Uganda away from the violence in South Sudan

Growing up in Uganda away from the violence in South Sudan
19/04/2018
Steven is 12 years old, he loves football. Steven is also a refugee from South Sudan who fled to Uganda with his parents where he has the chance to...

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Rising from the rubble: helping victims of Ecuador's 2016 earthquake reclaim their lives
17/04/2018
On 16 April 2016, the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador since 1949 devastated the country's north coast. The 7.8 magnitude tremor killed 671 people...

/echo/file/scaling-treatment-severe-malnutrition-kahemba-drc-s-kwango-province_enScaling up treatment of severe malnutrition in Kahemba, DRC’s Kwango province

Scaling up treatment of severe malnutrition in Kahemba, DRC’s Kwango province
13/04/2018
Two million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In a country about two thirds the size of...

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DRC: Manginza’s story
12/04/2018
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4.2 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. It is a silent crisis of staggering proportions....