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Myanmar/Burma: "There is ability in disability"

05/02/2016
“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...
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Syrians surviving in Lebanon – thanks to cash assistance

04/02/2016
Syrian refugee and father-of-five, Khalid, lives with his family in the densely populated Palestinian camp of Shatila, in southern Beirut, Lebanon....
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Treating physical and psychological wounds of Syria’s war victims

03/02/2016
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,...
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Displaced children in Niger benefit from EU support

29/01/2016
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...
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A father’s tale from Turkey: “Keeping my family together means everything”

28/01/2016
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...

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01/02/2016
Humanitarian needs are still high in Ukraine, especially in villages and towns close to the contact line where fighting has taken place until...

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© UNHCR/Michael Prendergast
25/01/2016
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...

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21/01/2016
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...

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20/01/2016
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...

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20/01/2016
Basic health services hardly exist in Somalia. At the same time, violence and insecurity are an everyday threat. Pregnant women, mothers and young...

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Malian refugees: Water is life
09/02/2016
Water plays a fundamental role beyond just that of consumption: it prevents the spread of disease, contributes to good health via hygiene, ensures...

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Ukraine: Protecting children affected by conflict
08/02/2016
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 '...

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Malian refugees in Mauritania: Involving the community
02/02/2016
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...

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Ebola heroes in Guinea
27/01/2016
"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
26/01/2016
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...