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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...
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Preparándose para la erupción del volcán Cotopaxi

26/08/2015
¿Qué características presenta el Cotopaxi? El Cotopaxi es un volcán que queda a unos 50 km al sur de Quito, la capital de Ecuador. Es uno de los...
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Ecuador: Preparing for a volcano eruption

26/08/2015
Can you introduce the mighty Cotopaxi? Cotopaxi is a volcano located 50 km south of Quito, Ecuador’s capital. It’s one of the highest active...
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Finding a place of safety in northern Iraq

25/08/2015
A small white piece of paper with a name in Arabic characters changes hands. Dozens of eyes are nailed on this piece of paper, eagerly watching its...
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,...
08/08/2015
The number of cases of Ebola is decreasing. Yet, efforts in Sierra Leone continue on all fronts to achieve the objective of reducing cases to zero....
05/08/2015
Guatemala is recurrently affected by devastating droughts which destroy the food reserves that rural communities would normally expect to build up to...
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...
09/07/2015
On 9 July 2015, the youngest state in the world, South Sudan, turns four years old. South Sudan today faces one of the world's worst humanitarian...