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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.

Six months ago, as violence escalated near their home, Abdullah and his family were faced with another challenge. Together with his parents and six...

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

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...

Cash as a lifeline for Syrian families in Lebanon

Aman left Syria in 2012 with her children. They crossed the border, registered with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and took their papers...

Back to School in Jordan

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...

"Pen instead of a sword": education to overcome hardships

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...


Over 3 million Venezuelans have now fled their homeland*, hoping to escape a staggering 87 percent poverty rate, dire scarcity of food and essential...


Idyllic as their location may seem, Madagascar and Mozambique are regularly battered by cyclones and other extreme weather. New drone technology has...


Ongoing conflicts in central and eastern Africa continue to displace thousands of people, a majority of whom are women and children.


Volcan de Fuego eruptions in Guatemala
On 3 June 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano blew up in one of the most violent series of eruptions in a century.


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

/echo/file/rasha-syrian-mother-who-gave-birth-safely-thanks-eu-funded-healthcare_enRasha: the Syrian mother who gave birth safely thanks to EU funded healthcare

Rasha: the Syrian mother who gave birth safely thanks to EU funded healthcare
Jordan hosts more than 660 000 people who fled the ruthless war in neighbouring Syria. International Medical Corps (IMC), an EU humanitarian partner...

/echo/file/stop-rape-war_enStop rape in war!

Stop rape in war!
#OrangeTheWorld – 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign aimed to prevent and end violence against women and...

/echo/file/making-difference-children-rohingya-refugee-camps_enMaking a difference for children in Rohingya refugee camps

Making a difference for children in Rohingya refugee camps
Noor is not just any girl, she is one of 700 000 Rohingyas who fled violence in Myanmar. Young girls are particularly vulnerable in the sprawling...

/echo/file/accurate-weather-forecasting-nomadic-mongolian-herders_enAccurate weather forecasting for nomadic Mongolian herders

Accurate weather forecasting for nomadic Mongolian herders
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...

/echo/file/venezuelans-road-better-future_enVenezuelans on the road for a better future

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