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Making up for lost learning time in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Alphonse* is 17 years old, and for a period of his life, he was a soldier in an armed group.Alphonse now lives in the Walungu territory of South...

In South Sudan, a child’s journey from fighter to footballer

At only 15 years of age, Medan* has seen a lot more than most people have in their entire lives. While his friends were focused on school and...

A warm winter for Pema’s family in Nepal's Himalayas

On a chilly December afternoon, we took a half-an-hour ride along a bumpy road to the remote Lokil primary school in Rasuwa district, located...

Myanmar/Burma: "There is ability in disability"

“I am very interested!” These were the words of U Khin Maung when we asked him about how he feels to be a part of our disaster risk reduction...

Syrians surviving in Lebanon – thanks to cash assistance

Syrian refugee and father-of-five, Khalid, lives with his family in the densely populated Palestinian camp of Shatila, in southern Beirut, Lebanon....


Humanitarian needs are still high in Ukraine, especially in villages and towns close to the contact line where fighting has taken place until...


© UNHCR/Michael Prendergast
© UNHCR/Michael Prendergast
The recent conflict in Iraq has caused over 3.2 million people to flee from their homes. For displaced children, a birth certificate means accessing...


Kakuma camp, along the border with South Sudan, hosts 180 000 refugees. In Kenya’s arid north, possibilities to earn a living or obtain food are...


Humanitarian needs continue to be vast in Somalia. According to the UN, 4.9 million people are in need of life-saving assistance and livelihood...


Basic health services hardly exist in Somalia. At the same time, violence and insecurity are an everyday threat. Pregnant women, mothers and young...

/echo/file/together-we-can-do-it-inspiring-people-increase-disaster-resilience_en"Together we can do it" – Inspiring people to increase disaster resilience

"Together we can do it" – Inspiring people to increase disaster resilience
Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world – particularly when it comes to extreme weather events. With 80% of the land...

/echo/file/malian-refugees-water-life_enMalian refugees: Water is life

Malian refugees: Water is life
Water plays a fundamental role beyond just that of consumption: it prevents the spread of disease, contributes to good health via hygiene, ensures...

/echo/file/ukraine-protecting-children-affected-conflict_enUkraine: Protecting children affected by conflict

Ukraine: Protecting children affected by conflict
Twelve-year-old Victoria* fled her home in eastern Ukraine when her town was shelled. She now lives in Sloviansk and attends a Save the Children’s '...

/echo/file/malian-refugees-mauritania-involving-community_enMalian refugees in Mauritania: Involving the community

Malian refugees in Mauritania: Involving the community
The Malian refugees at the M'berra camp, Mauritania have begun to take responsibility for their own resources. They have set up committees for water...

/echo/file/ebola-heroes-guinea_enEbola heroes in Guinea

Ebola heroes in Guinea
"We say a Scout for a day, a Scout forever. I’m proud as Scout to have contributed to the training of many young boys who are today giving a lot to...