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/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...

/echo/file/eu-aid-volunteers-sarah-malawi_enEU Aid Volunteers: Sarah in Malawi

EU Aid Volunteers: Sarah in Malawi
04/12/2017
Ever wondered about the difference between volunteering and "voluntourism"? In this video, Sarah Buss, a German EU Aid Volunteer explains the difference. Sarah is one of over 200 EU Aid Volunteers stationed outside of the EU since the...

/echo/file/helping-displaced-people-overcome-violence-colombia_enHelping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia

Helping displaced people overcome violence in Colombia
27/11/2017
For decades, Colombia has faced the consequences of an armed conflict that has left 7.3 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) – the world's largest caseload. Despite the 2016 peace agreement with one of the largest guerrillas, violence...

/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...

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