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/echo/file/how-coloured-band-saving-children-s-lives-sahel_enHow a coloured band is saving children’s lives in the Sahel

How a coloured band is saving children’s lives in the Sahel
20/11/2017
Food insecurity, conflicts and instability make the Sahel one of the worst regions in the world to be a child. An estimated 461 250 children under 5 years of age die in the Sahel each year due to severe child undernutrition. On top of crucial...

/echo/file/humanitarian-assistance-forcibly-displaced-colombians-putumayo-southern-colombia_enHumanitarian assistance for forcibly displaced Colombians in Putumayo, southern Colombia

Humanitarian assistance for forcibly displaced Colombians in Putumayo, southern Colombia
16/11/2017
Sixty years of armed conflict in Colombia have caused one of the largest humanitarian crises in the Western Hemisphere. Colombia still records the largest number of internally displaced people (IDPs) worldwide. Despite the 2016 Government-FARC (...

/echo/file/responding-drought-somalia_enResponding to the drought in Somalia

Responding to the drought in Somalia
14/11/2017
For agropastoralists in Somalia losing their animals is a telltale sign of trouble ahead. In many parts of the country, rains have barely brought reprieve from the prolonged drought that is affecting the Horn of Africa region. Up to 75% of livestock...

/echo/file/jordan-life-saving-surgery-child-refugees_enJordan: life-saving surgery for child refugees

Jordan: life-saving surgery for child refugees
09/11/2017
There are almost 660 000 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan. The vast majority live in poor urban areas and are often unable to access healthcare and other vital services. Expensive medical care involving surgery is particularly difficult for them...

/echo/file/how-eu-helping-those-displaced-boko-haram-cameroon_enHow is the EU helping those displaced by Boko Haram in Cameroon?

How is the EU helping those displaced by Boko Haram in Cameroon?
08/11/2017
In the last four years, Boko Haram-related violence forced 2.5 million people from their homes across Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, turning it into Africa’s fastest-growing displacement crisis, with massive humanitarian consequences. From the...

/echo/file/accessible-education-all-refugee-children-greece_enAccessible education for all refugee children in Greece

Accessible education for all refugee children in Greece
26/10/2017
In Greece, the new academic year started for both Greek and refugee children in September. In order to support the integration process of refugee kids, Pavlos gives afternoon classes in Exarchia neighbourhood, Athens. "I don't consider...

/echo/file/preparing-earthquake-freezing-capital-mongolia_enPreparing for an earthquake in the freezing capital of Mongolia

Preparing for an earthquake in the freezing capital of Mongolia
13/10/2017
Mongolia has a population of roughly three million people, of which 45% live in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. The city is facing rapid urbanisation, exposing its inhabitants to a variety of hazards, especially earthquakes, as the area is prone to...

/echo/file/turkey-eu-funded-training-enables-syrian-medical-personnel-contribute-their-community_enTurkey: EU-funded training enables Syrian medical personnel to contribute to their community

Turkey: EU-funded training enables Syrian medical personnel to contribute to their community
11/10/2017
Access to health care is one of the major concerns of the over 3.4 million refugees in Turkey. While emergency hospital treatment in Turkey is free of charge, many Syrian and refugees are reluctant or unable to use these facilities due to language...

/echo/file/how-e-vouchers-are-transforming-market-shopping-drc_enHow e-vouchers are transforming market shopping in DRC

How e-vouchers are transforming market shopping in DRC
10/10/2017
DR Congo has the sad honour of topping the list of countries with the most internally displaced people. More than half a million of the 3.8 million displaced live in the North Kivu province, where a whole host of armed groups continue to terrorise...

/echo/file/emergency-food-assistance-refugees-southern-serbia_enEmergency food assistance to the refugees in Southern Serbia

Emergency food assistance to the refugees in Southern Serbia
05/10/2017
Since May 2015, Serbia and other countries in the Western Balkans have been facing an unprecedented refugee crisis. In 2015 and in the first quarter of 2016, more than 920 000 refugees and migrants - primarily from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq - have...

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