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Colombia: the invisible consequences of a long-lasting conflict

27/04/2015
I just came back from Colombia where I saw first-hand the terrible humanitarian consequences of the protracted conflict between successive...
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Making early years education a priority for Tanzania’s refugee children

24/04/2015
“Many young children in here have no opportunity to learn, I see most of us going to primary schools’ buildings or gathering under a tree for doing...
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Cambodia: Smart technology, smarter wells

10/04/2015
Build a mobile application, train 80 district officials to use it, send the officials across Cambodia to map key wells with a smartphone or tablet,...
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Cambodia: “Rehabilitated wells are good for children’s health”

08/04/2015
At Kokor Primary School, children are eager to use their new well to water their cherished vegetable garden. “Since the well has been rehabilitated...
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Ebola survivor turns to help his community recover in Guinea

01/04/2015
Towards the end of 2014, the life of 26-year-old Sâa Yawo Koumassadouno, also known as 'Papus', was turned upside down not once, but twice.It all...
28/04/2015
Palestinian communities living in parts of the West Bank also known as 'Area C', currently under Israeli control, are among the most...

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Syria: Helping thousands with their daily bread
Syria: Helping thousands with their daily bread
21/04/2015
As the conflict in Syria continues into its fifth year, the devastating effects of the war continue to take a daily toll on millions of families who...

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Photo credit: EU/Ezequiel Scagnetti
Photo credit: EU/Ezequiel Scagnetti
16/04/2015
When a disaster strikes, every minute counts for saving lives. The EU is committed to providing disaster response in a timely and efficient manner...

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Since early 2014, over 7 000 children between the age of 3 and 17 benefitted from the EU Children of Peace project implemented by Finnish Church Aid and the Lutheran World Federation around the town of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, where violent e
Since early 2014, over 7 000 children between the age of 3 and 17 benefitted from the EU Children of Peace project implemented by Finnish Church Aid and the Lutheran World Federation around the town of Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, where violent ethnic clashes erupted in 2012. | Photo credit: EU/ECHO/Pierre Prakash
14/04/2015
In 2012, violence erupted between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Rakhine State of Myanmar/Burma, displacing thousands of families. To...
26/03/2015
As dozens of islands across Vanuatu remain cut off from the rest of the world following the landfall of super cyclone Pam on 13 March, Télécoms Sans...
27/04/2015
Over 150 000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda over the last 14 months – most are children and women. 20% of the refugee children were...
25/04/2015
With funding from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), UNICEF together with PLAN International has...
24/04/2015
They are there, but we do not see them. If they decided to set up a state, it would be the 26th most populous country on the planet. They would be...
23/04/2015
With funding from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), UNICEF together with PLAN International has...
23/04/2015
The conflict in South Sudan has hit children the hardest. Across this young country, they are facing hunger, disease, violence and displacement. In...