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Myanmar/Burma: "There is ability in disability"

“I am very interested!” These were the words of U Khin Maung when we asked him about how he feels to be a part of our disaster risk reduction...

Syrians surviving in Lebanon – thanks to cash assistance

Syrian refugee and father-of-five, Khalid, lives with his family in the densely populated Palestinian camp of Shatila, in southern Beirut, Lebanon....

Treating physical and psychological wounds of Syria’s war victims

At the age of just fourteen, Arifa’s world changed forever when she was badly injured during bombings that destroyed her family’s home in Aleppo,...

Displaced children in Niger benefit from EU support

When there is a crisis, wherever it takes place, children are among those who pay the highest price. Food crises and under-nutrition stunt their...

A father’s tale from Turkey: “Keeping my family together means everything”

It’s midday in Kilis, a village in south-east Turkey, and the searing sun has pushed most of the locals under the awnings of shops and plastic...


Humanitarian needs are still high in Ukraine, especially in villages and towns close to the contact line where fighting has taken place until...


© UNHCR/Michael Prendergast
© UNHCR/Michael Prendergast
The recent conflict in Iraq has caused over 3.2 million people to flee from their homes. For displaced children, a birth certificate means accessing...


Kakuma camp, along the border with South Sudan, hosts 180 000 refugees. In Kenya’s arid north, possibilities to earn a living or obtain food are...


Humanitarian needs continue to be vast in Somalia. According to the UN, 4.9 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and livelihood...


Basic health services hardly exist in Somalia. At the same time, violence and insecurity are an everyday threat. Pregnant women, mothers and young...

/echo/file/malian-refugees-water-life_enMalian refugees: Water is life

Malian refugees: Water is life
Water plays a fundamental role beyond just that of consumption: it prevents the spread of disease, contributes to good health via hygiene, ensures...

/echo/file/ukraine-protecting-children-affected-conflict_enUkraine: Protecting children affected by conflict

Ukraine: Protecting children affected by conflict
Twelve-year-old Victoria* fled her home in eastern Ukraine when her town was shelled. She now lives in Sloviansk and attends a Save the Children’s '...

/echo/file/malian-refugees-mauritania-involving-community_enMalian refugees in Mauritania: Involving the community

Malian refugees in Mauritania: Involving the community
The Malian refugees at the M'berra camp, Mauritania have begun to take responsibility for their own resources. They have set up committees for water...

/echo/file/ebola-heroes-guinea_enEbola heroes in Guinea

Ebola heroes in Guinea
"We say a Scout for a day, a Scout forever. I’m proud as Scout to have contributed to the training of many young boys who are today giving a lot to...

/echo/file/malian-refugees-providing-water-and-facilities_enMalian refugees: Providing water and facilities

Malian refugees: Providing water and facilities
There are eight water storage tanks at the M'berra camp, Mauritania that serve 140 public tap stands. This is enough to supply running water to...