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Life on Ukraine's frontline: Losing a son and home within four days

17/02/2017
Valentina Petrovna lost her son and her home in the space of four days
Before conflict broke out, Valentina Petrovna worked as a cook in Donetsk. There she lived with her relatives and but would return home to...
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Delivering Critical Aid to Vulnerable Somalis

15/02/2017
Biometric data is used to ensure that registered people receive entitlements
Khadija Maalliim Ali is 25, divorced, jobless and singlehandedly raising six children. She lives with her sister, also a single mother with 4...
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Women and girls need safe and peaceful spaces in Greece

07/02/2017
Female safe spaces provide women with an environment which is free from prejudice and harm.
Living in close quarters with other men means that women’s movement and behaviour is closely scrutinised and if their reputation is perceived of...
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Caring for the Most Vulnerable: Protection in Latin America

01/02/2017
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Maria explains that “Latin America and the Caribbean is a region which highlights three main topics in terms of protection. The first one would be...
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More than Onion and Bread: E-Food Cards for Syrian Refugees in Turkey

31/01/2017
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Şanliurfa province in south-eastern Turkey is home to some 400 000 Syrian refugees. This makes it the region with the largest population of Syrian...

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Afghan girls are now given the opportunity to attend school thanks to an education in emergencies initiative
14/02/2017
For many years, scores of Afghan children have been deprived of their right to education due to the longstanding conflict and the displacement of...

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EU firefighters attend a ceremony of thanks in Santiago, Chile, before returning to Europe.
13/02/2017
On Sunday 12 February, the Chilean government offered an act of recognition to the firefighters of the European Union who collaborated in the fight...

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EU deploys a team to fight the worst forest fires in 50 years
10/02/2017
The European Union activated its European Civil Protection Mechanism (EUCP) to assist Chile with the worst forest fires in 50 years, responding to...

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The EU humanitarian and civil protection teams closely cooperate with the United Nations Office of the Coordinator of Humanitarians Affairs (UN-OCHA).
08/02/2017
More than three months after the start of the Mosul offensive, the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003, Iraqi army...

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03/02/2017
Six years since the conflict erupted in Syria, one of the bitter challenges arising each year for Syrians, whether refugee or displaced, is coping...

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Kawther: “We abandoned everything it took us 25 years to build.”
16/02/2017
Fifty-year-old Kawther Jahwani was forced from her home in Homs, Syria by airstrikes that threatened her family. She escaped to Reyhanli in Turkey –...

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Nizar: “When I wear my costume I feel strong.”
10/02/2017
For many, the moment they had to flee their homes amidst the fighting in Syria was one of choices: what to bring with them. For 5-year-old Nizar...

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EU teams help bring Chile's worst wildfires in 50 years under control
09/02/2017
An exceptionally warm, dry and windy summer in the southern hemisphere caused a spate of forest fires in Chile. Since July 2016, there have been 3177...

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Helping Bangladesh Better Prepare for Natural Disasters
06/02/2017
When it comes to natural disasters, few countries are as exposed as Bangladesh. From floods to cyclones and earthquakes, the country is among the...

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Rolling Out Winter Aid in Greece
24/01/2017
Winter brought in a new set of challenges for refugees in Greece, staying warm became the number one priority. With funding from the European...