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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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South Sudan refugees
17/07/2018
With over 900 000 refugees, Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa after Uganda. About half are people who have fled brutal...

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Darfur’s forgotten refugees
05/07/2018
Since 2003, twelve refugee camps in the eastern part of Chad have hosted over 300 000 people who fled Sudan’s Darfur conflict.

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Sahrawi refugees Algeria
15/06/2018
As a leading global humanitarian donor, the European Union is at the forefront of identifying and intervening in crises that have escaped...

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Ukraine: a day at school for children living on the frontline
11/06/2018
Ukraine is now in its fourth year of conflict. Thousands of civilians have lost their lives and 3.4 million people are in need of humanitarian...

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ESSN card
25/05/2018
Almost half of the 3.5 million refugees currently living in Turkey are children.

/echo/file/cash-assistance-efficient-and-dignified-aid-refugees-jordan_enCash assistance: efficient and dignified aid for refugees in Jordan

Cash assistance: efficient and dignified aid for refugees in Jordan
13/07/2018
In Jordan, over 80 percent of the 750 000 refugees from Syria and other countries reside outside of the main refugee camps. The majority of them live...

/echo/file/how-eu-funded-emergency-cash-project-helps-somali-refugees_enHow the EU-funded emergency cash project helps Somali refugees

How the EU-funded emergency cash project helps Somali refugees
04/07/2018
More than 1.1 million people fled their homes in Somalia due to drought and conflict in 2017, adding to the one million people who were already...

/echo/file/football-bringing-refugees-and-host-communities-together-serbia_enFootball bringing refugees and host communities together in Serbia

Football bringing refugees and host communities together in Serbia
27/06/2018
Peace Football Cup is a football tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, which fosters interaction between refugees and host communities. More than 250...

/echo/file/south-sudanese-refugees-forge-friendships-and-new-life-uganda_enSouth Sudanese refugees forge friendships and a new life in Uganda

South Sudanese refugees forge friendships and a new life in Uganda
19/06/2018
In July 2016 violence broke out in Juba, South Sudan, forcing thousands of people to flee into Uganda. Uganda welcomes refugees and in Bidibidi...

/echo/file/invisible-refugees-indonesia-liaqat-and-rahilla-pakistan_enThe invisible refugees of Indonesia: Liaqat and Rahilla from Pakistan

The invisible refugees of Indonesia: Liaqat and Rahilla from Pakistan
18/06/2018
In several countries across Southeast Asia, the absence of a proper legal framework for refugees means that they are often considered as '...