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Back to School in Jordan

20/04/2018
Munir Ahmed al-Mahmoud, a volunteer teacher
Muddy shoes pile up at the entrance of the small tent as morning classes are about to begin. A group of children, all Syrian refugees, listen...
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"Pen instead of a sword": education to overcome hardships

09/04/2018
Luay, young zorro by Unicef Turkey
Luay and his family fled the war in Syria. He says that he "will never return to Syria. There are planes there.” He hates the sounds of planes. Life...
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Bringing reproductive health care to Syria’s underserved Al-Tabqa

06/04/2018
Reproductive health team in Syria by UNFPA
Since May 2017, the population has grown by some 200 per cent, according to a joint UN assessment mission conducted there in December 2017. There...
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Shot in Kasaï. Civilians bearing the brunt of fresh conflict in DRC

23/03/2018
17 year old Marie
Kananga's wide avenues and art deco buildings hint at a more prosperous past. Its streets bustle with activity and belie the trauma inflicted on its...
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Workshops help children in eastern Ukraine cope with conflict

20/03/2018
Mykyta Kondratenko
"I remember very well what children were like in the beginning of the war," says 10A’s teacher Natalia Tsenkova. "They were like mice – quiet and...

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Afghanistan by WHO
16/04/2018
As conflict escalates in many parts of Afghanistan, the number of internally displaced people in need of assistance soars.

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Pakistan Thar desert by Concern Worldwide
05/04/2018
Due to inadequate and erratic rain patterns, the Thar Desert, in south-eastern Pakistan’s Sindh province, is a drought-prone region.

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23/03/2018
Since 2009, the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations have spearheaded a response to nutritional crises in the...

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DRC malnutrition
16/03/2018
Due to extreme poverty and a crumbling health care system, DRC’s population is highly vulnerable to acute malnutrition: 4.2 million children in...

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Tonga cyclone Gita
13/03/2018
Tropical Cyclone Gita swept across the small archipelago nation of Tonga in mid-February. With winds of up to 285 kilometres per hour, the cyclone...

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Growing up in Uganda away from the violence in South Sudan
19/04/2018
Steven is 12 years old, he loves football. Steven is also a refugee from South Sudan who fled to Uganda with his parents where he has the chance to...

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Rising from the rubble: helping victims of Ecuador's 2016 earthquake reclaim their lives
17/04/2018
On 16 April 2016, the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador since 1949 devastated the country's north coast. The 7.8 magnitude tremor killed 671 people...

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Scaling up treatment of severe malnutrition in Kahemba, DRC’s Kwango province
13/04/2018
Two million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In a country about two thirds the size of...

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DRC: Manginza’s story
12/04/2018
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4.2 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. It is a silent crisis of staggering proportions....

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Teaming up to help South Sudanese refugee children overcome the trauma of war
10/04/2018
More than two million South Sudanese have taken refuge in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. Uganda currently hosts more than one million South...