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/echo/file/life-beyond-camps-refugees-greece_enA life beyond camps for refugees in Greece

A life beyond camps for refugees in Greece
26/07/2017
"We risked our lives through the sea, all this in the name of a better life for my children," says Asad Bairam, a refugee from Syria. His voice is just one of the thousands of refugees who have similar stories, who have found themselves in Greece....

/echo/file/nepal-stitch-stitch-earthquake-survivors-take-charge-their-recovery_enNepal: Stitch by stitch – Earthquake survivors take charge of their recovery

Nepal: Stitch by stitch – Earthquake survivors take charge of their recovery
25/07/2017
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake which struck central Nepal in April 2015 left more than 9 000 people killed and flattened more than half a million homes, taking away belongings and livelihoods. To help the most affected families to get back on their feet...

/echo/file/protecting-and-educating-honduras-children_enProtecting and educating Honduras’ children

Protecting and educating Honduras’ children
24/07/2017
Not including current warzones, Honduras is the country with the highest rate of homicides in the world. The Violence Observatory of Honduras' National Autonomous University (UNAH) put the figure at 14 homicides every single day of 2016: a rate of...

/echo/file/harvesting-desert-strengthening-food-security-colombia-s-indigenous-people_enHarvesting the Desert – Strengthening food security for Colombia’s indigenous people

Harvesting the Desert – Strengthening food security for Colombia’s indigenous people
11/07/2017
La Guajira is a desert stretching into the Caribbean Sea, covering north-eastern Colombia and north-western Venezuela, both countries with acute humanitarian needs. A remote, destitute region, La Guajira has suffered a seven-year drought worsened by...

/echo/file/parallel-lives-rhoda-refugee-uganda_enParallel Lives: Rhoda, a refugee in Uganda

Parallel Lives: Rhoda, a refugee in Uganda
10/07/2017
Refugees often live in a state of limbo, waiting for governments to change or conflicts to end. In the meantime, time seems to stands still. But life doesn't stop when a person becomes a refugee - both the young and the old struggle to make it...

/echo/file/cash-assistance-vulnerable-families-hit-drought-kenya_enCash assistance for vulnerable families hit by drought in Kenya

Cash assistance for vulnerable families hit by drought in Kenya
07/07/2017
Over 3 million people in Kenya face starvation after three consecutive failed rains left almost half of the country’s counties in need of food assistance. Most of the affected populations live in pastoralist lands where livestock is the main source...

/echo/file/drc-displaced-conflict_enDRC: Displaced by conflict

DRC: Displaced by conflict
05/07/2017
“We are hungry. We don’t have proper clothes to protect us from the rain. We feel naked. The place we came from is still not safe,” says Saidi Olivier, one of the 3.7 million Congolese displaced by fighting. The scale of the displacement crisis in...

/echo/file/clean-water-iraqis_enClean water for Iraqis

Clean water for Iraqis
04/07/2017
Hundreds of thousands of desperate people are fleeing ongoing clashes between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in West Mosul. To help the many displaced, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, with support from EU Humanitarian Aid,...

/echo/file/education-cant-wait-end-conflict-syria_enEducation can't wait for an end to the conflict in Syria

Education can't wait for an end to the conflict in Syria
30/06/2017
Summer often means exam season for children worldwide. Exams are always difficult, but it's even worse when you've lost your school, your friends, and teachers. In 2016, with the help of EU funding, UNICEF supported 12 600 children in Syria who...

/echo/file/cash-transfers-provide-choice-central-african-refugees-cameroon_enCash transfers provide choice for Central African refugees in Cameroon

Cash transfers provide choice for Central African refugees in Cameroon
27/06/2017
Since December 2013, 274 000 people have fled the Central African Republic (CAR) to Cameroon, escaping horrific violence in their home country. Their plight is often forgotten. From the beginning of this crisis, EU Humanitarian Aid has provided...

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