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“I hate war and weapons. They took away my education.” The EU and UNICEF help thousands of children in Syria cope with years of conflict.

30/05/2018
Six months ago, as violence escalated near their home, Abdullah and his family were faced with another challenge. Together with his parents and six...
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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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Volcan de Fuego eruptions in Guatemala
05/10/2018
On 3 June 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano blew up in one of the most violent series of eruptions in a century.

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sexual_violence_south_sudan_eu
17/09/2018
Seven years after the world’s youngest nation gained independence, fighting, sexual violence and human rights abuses continue unabated in South Sudan.

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Ukraine_People_in_need_European_Unions
14/09/2018
The conflict in eastern Ukraine is in its fifth year with no end in sight. Although media attention has shifted and the conflict no longer features...

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Northeast Nigeria Education in Emergencies
04/09/2018
Nine years into the conflict wreaking havoc in northeast Nigeria, about 1.7 million people remain uprooted and depend heavily on humanitarian...

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Vocational training gives Sudanese refugees in Chad a livelihood and autonomy
30/08/2018
Farchana refugee camp in eastern Chad measures 1.7 square kilometres, about the size of 19 football pitches.

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Accurate weather forecasting for nomadic Mongolian herders
14/11/2018
Dzud is a Mongolian term for an extreme weather phenomenon characterised by a very harsh winter. During a dzud, livestock are unable to graze and...

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Venezuelans on the road for a better future
07/11/2018
Once South America’s richest nation sitting on the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela’s deepening economic collapse is sending millions on the...

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Somalia: “Water is everything to me”
26/10/2018
In 2017, the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) department and the international community provided...

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Surviving the drought in Mauritania, a real nutritional challenge
15/10/2018
This year, the Sahel faces a serious crisis due to a combination of erratic rains, price inflation and insecurity. The number of people in a...

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Jordan: a refugee’s digital story
24/09/2018
Around 5.6 million Syrians have been forced to take refuge in neighbouring countries. Many challenges await them as they start their new lives, not...