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Burundi: People are fleeing the violence, not the elections

30/07/2015
What is the state of affairs?Some 80 000 people have arrived from Burundi since May this year. They fled violence, linked primarily to the...
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Iraq: Delivering life-saving kits for displaced families

28/07/2015
Thi Al-Norain Mosque is a short drive from the dusty outskirts of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, down a narrow, unpaved street.It is mid-morning...
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Giving new life to shelter materials at Jordan’s Zaatari Syrian refugee camp

27/07/2015
With EU funding, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been able to provide 70 000 emergency tents to families who streamed across into Jordan's Zaatari...
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Protection in humanitarian crises: Interview with EU expert

24/07/2015
How do you define protection?Protection is about addressing the risks of human-generated violence, coercion, deprivation or abuse, within the...
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Mostafa's smile – Supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon

23/07/2015
Last November, eight-year-old Mostafa's house was bombed and his legs were seriously injured. He is now living in a shelter made from corrugated...
27/07/2015
While the humanitarian crisis in Iraq shows no sign of easing up, it’s a major challenge for agencies operating in the country to get help to those...
22/07/2015
With the conflict in Ukraine in its second year, communities in the eastern parts of the country are dealing with both the physical and mental scars...
20/07/2015
With 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world on its territory, Nepal is one of the most mountainous countries on the planet. While entire swathes of...

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Photo credit: UNHCR/Sara Hoibak
Photo credit: UNHCR/Sara Hoibak
09/07/2015
Out of the over 4 million Syrian refugees, more than 1.1 million now live in Lebanon – the world’s highest refugee population per capita. As the...

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Photo credit: UNICEF/2015/South Sudan/Rich
Photo credit: UNICEF/2015/South Sudan/Rich
09/07/2015
Since December 2013, the armed conflict in South Sudan has left thousands dead and over 2 million uprooted from their homes, including over half a...
24/07/2015
Margareta Wahlström is the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk...
17/07/2015
Patrick Meier, Co-Founder of the Digital Humanitarian Network, CrisisMappers and the Humanitarian UAV Network explains in an interview during the...
09/07/2015
On 9 July 2015, the youngest state in the world, South Sudan, turns four years old. South Sudan today faces one of the world's worst humanitarian...
08/07/2015
Israel’s military operation in Gaza last year left more than 2 000 people dead, damaged thousands of buildings, including schools and businesses, and...
30/06/2015
When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck the Philippines in November 2013, over four million people were displaced, their houses...