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EU support enables UNFPA to deliver aid to an area previously unreached in Aleppo, Syria

arrival in Sheikh Maqsoud
There are an estimated 65 000 people in need in Sheikh Maqsoud, the majority of them women, children and elderly persons. This number is expected to...

In Turkey, the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education programme increases school attendance of Syrian and other refugee children

The children of the Reshid family, Melek, Zeynep, Silva, and Ahmed, doing their homework
Ahmad is one of the more than 180 000 girls and boys who have benefitted from the extension of the conditional cash transfer for education (CCTE)...

Meet the villagers in Tajikistan who are putting disaster risk knowledge into practice

Living dangerously close to an avalanche prone slope
Father of four AbduRahman Mahmadiev lives with his family in Qosht Tegirmen, a small village located high up in the mountains above the Rasht Valley...

Providing hope in times of need in South Sudan: how emergency support from the European Union helps people stave off hunger during tough times

Cecilia was working on her farm in Taban village, when fighting broke out and the distant sound of gunfire galvanized her into action.“I didn’t know...

Changing lives with one swipe in DRC

e-Vouchers by NRC Christian Jepsen
As the mid-day sun appears between the clouds, Kahanbu Mastayabo, 26, unfolds an umbrella to protect her five-month-old daughter, Esther, tied to...


Maternal health by ALIMA


Cameroon: displaced people
Boko Haram has not only wreaked havoc in Nigeria; in neighbouring Cameroon, the armed group carries out regular attacks, which have resulted in...


Ethiopia by IOM Little Suns
In March and April 2017 alone, a seemingly endless drought forced 60 000 Ethiopians from their homes in the Somali region.


In April 2014, conflict between armed groups and government forces broke out in eastern Ukraine and continue to this day.


Nigeria cholera outbreak
Cholera is a waterborne disease which thrives in environments lacking proper sanitation and hygiene, therefore outbreaks often happen in conflict...

/echo/file/using-technology-child-protection-kenya_enUsing technology for child protection in Kenya

Using technology for child protection in Kenya
With the help of EU humanitarian funds, UNICEF, in partnership with Lutheran World Federation (LWF), uses a Child Protection Information Management...

/echo/file/responding-perus-worst-floods-30-years_enResponding to Peru's worst floods in 30 years

Responding to Peru's worst floods in 30 years
In 2017, the "coastal Niño" phenomenon caused the worst floods in Peru in three decades. The scale of destruction was immense: 348 000...

/echo/file/displaced-children-cameroon-go-online-first-time_enDisplaced children in Cameroon go online for the first time

Displaced children in Cameroon go online for the first time
Meet Waibai. Waibai is 12 years old. Like thousands of other children, she has been displaced as a result of the conflict with Boko Haram. Most of...

/echo/file/stepping-aid-avert-famine-somalia_enStepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia

Stepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia
Famine has so far been averted in Somalia. Still today, after unrelenting drought in certain areas and erratic rains in others, relief efforts are...

/echo/file/first-steps-new-life-greece_enThe first steps to a new life in Greece

The first steps to a new life in Greece
Refugees and asylum seekers living in Greece need support to settle in and become part of the local community. With support from the European...