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Life on the Ecuadorian northern border

02/09/2015
Jazmin*, her spouse Freddy, and seven-year-old Dayana live in an illegal settlement in the outskirts of a city on the northern border of Ecuador....
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Youth in Aleppo educate their communities on health and hygiene

31/08/2015
The Community Mobilization Team in Aleppo consists of 24 young and enthusiastic mobilisers who are trained to disseminate critical information on...
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Testing readiness for emergencies in Cambodia

28/08/2015
The village chief stretches above his head to point at a layer-cake series of stains on the wooden staircase. These are the high-water marks from...
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Yemen: The struggle for survival intensifies as the conflict rages on

27/08/2015
The corners of any city have faces, memories, stories to tell. I lived in Sana’a for three years and learned to recognise many of its corners. But...
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Palestine: What if your school is demolished tomorrow?

26/08/2015
On 12 July 2015, Israel announced that it would seek to carry out demolition orders of structures in the Palestinian village of Susiya in what is...
31/08/2015
Colombia’s 50-year-old conflict has displaced more than 6.4 million persons since 1985 - the world's second largest number of cases after Syria...
28/08/2015
An arid land on the fringes of the Sahara, suffering from frequent droughts, Diffa, in Niger, is among the poorest regions in the world. It is an...
25/08/2015
In early August, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was struck by a major storm causing floods and mudslides. Made up of vast mountain chains...
14/08/2015
The EU Aid Volunteers initiative will provide opportunities to European citizens to get involved in humanitarian aid projects and support the...
11/08/2015
Guatemala is one of the world’s most food-insecure nations. In the northern region of San Marcos – home to more than a million, mostly indigenous,...
02/09/2015
Albrecht Broemme, President of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief of Germany, speaks about the added value of joint emergency management...
27/08/2015
With the signing of a peace agreement in South Sudan this week, a crucial step has been taken towards ending 20 months of civil war in the country,...
19/08/2015
The European Union is committed to protecting humanitarian work and - every year - supports the World Humanitarian Day. 19 August marks the day in...
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...