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/echo/file/using-technology-child-protection-kenya_enUsing technology for child protection in Kenya

Using technology for child protection in Kenya
08/02/2018
With the help of EU humanitarian funds, UNICEF, in partnership with Lutheran World Federation (LWF), uses a Child Protection Information Management System – CPIMS+, to capture and manage cases of children at risk in Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei...

/echo/file/responding-perus-worst-floods-30-years_enResponding to Peru's worst floods in 30 years

Responding to Peru's worst floods in 30 years
07/02/2018
In 2017, the "coastal Niño" phenomenon caused the worst floods in Peru in three decades. The scale of destruction was immense: 348 000 houses were damaged, of which 55 000 were entirely destroyed. Over 40 000 km of roads, 2 915 schools,...

/echo/file/displaced-children-cameroon-go-online-first-time_enDisplaced children in Cameroon go online for the first time

Displaced children in Cameroon go online for the first time
29/01/2018
Meet Waibai. Waibai is 12 years old. Like thousands of other children, she has been displaced as a result of the conflict with Boko Haram. Most of the children attending Waibai's school in Cameroon have fled violence. Thanks to EU humanitarian...

/echo/file/stepping-aid-avert-famine-somalia_enStepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia

Stepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia
22/01/2018
Famine has so far been averted in Somalia. Still today, after unrelenting drought in certain areas and erratic rains in others, relief efforts are needed more than ever. Half the population requires assistance and more than one million Somalis are...

/echo/file/first-steps-new-life-greece_enThe first steps to a new life in Greece

The first steps to a new life in Greece
08/01/2018
Refugees and asylum seekers living in Greece need support to settle in and become part of the local community. With support from the European Commission, the Red Cross offers them Greek and English language courses, computer classes, access to legal...

/echo/file/agricultural-projects-cash-assistance-help-abdel-rebuild-life-gaza_enAgricultural projects & cash-assistance help Abdel rebuild life in Gaza

Agricultural projects & cash-assistance help Abdel rebuild life in Gaza
05/01/2018
2017 marked 10 years of Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, which restricts access to food, water, electricity, and other necessities. The crisis, exacerbated by the continued division between the Palestinian groups, has caused a deteriorating...

/echo/file/getting-back-school-despite-colombia-s-conflict_enGetting back to school despite Colombia’s conflict

Getting back to school despite Colombia’s conflict
04/01/2018
A six decade-long armed conflict in Colombia has caused the most prolonged and serious humanitarian crisis in the Americas. Despite government peace accord with the country’s largest guerrilla group, the FARC, civilians continue to suffer the...

/echo/file/gaza-food-vouchers-help-mohamad-and-his-wife-get-back-their-feet_enGaza: food vouchers help Mohamad and his wife get back on their feet

Gaza: food vouchers help Mohamad and his wife get back on their feet
18/12/2017
2017 marked 10 years of Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip, which restricts access to food, water, electricity, and other necessities. The crisis, exacerbated by the continued division between the Palestinian groups, has caused a deteriorating...

/echo/file/eu-aid-volunteers-marie-elodie-senegal_enEU Aid Volunteers: Marie-Elodie in Senegal

EU Aid Volunteers: Marie-Elodie in Senegal
05/12/2017
Launched in 2015 by the European Union, the EU Aid Volunteers initiative enables volunteers and organisations from different countries to work together on humanitarian projects around the world. Its purpose is to help build the local capacity and...

/echo/file/eu-aid-volunteers-caroline-africa_enEU Aid Volunteers: Caroline in Africa

EU Aid Volunteers: Caroline in Africa
04/12/2017
Caroline is one of over 200 EU Aid Volunteers sent out to countries outside of the EU, since the autumn of 2016. Listen to her experience about living and working as an EU Aid Volunteer in southern Africa. She describes volunteering as an...

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