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02/05/2018 - Blog post
Once a bustling transport link to Syria, the 400 kilometre Lebanese train system was a vital thoroughfare, but since the Lebanese civil war in the 70's, the country’s train tracks serve no function.

/echo/file/multipurpose-cash-grants_enMultipurpose Cash Grants

Multipurpose Cash Grants
12/04/2018 - Basic page
Why is this important?In certain humanitarian disasters, the supply of goods to markets and shops is sustained, yet the affected population loses the means to buy the goods or to access services. In such cases, cash-based assistance ensures...
02/04/2018 - News
Greece bore the weight of responsibility at the height of the Mediterranean refugee and migrant crisis which at its peak saw 10 000 men women and children arriving in the country in one day.

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5 things you need to know about cash assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece
02/04/2018 - Video
As part of the European Commission's flagship programme Emergency Support to Integration & Accommodation (ESTIA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is implementing a cash card assistance programme in Greece to help all refugee and asylum...

/echo/file/rebuilding-life-iraq-after-isis-thanks-cash-based-assistance_enRebuilding life in Iraq after ISIS thanks to cash-based assistance

Rebuilding life in Iraq after ISIS thanks to cash-based assistance
22/03/2018 - Video
Khalid and his family returned to their village after the defeat of ISIS in Anbar province, Iraq. Like many others who fled the war, they came home to a destroyed house and shattered livelihoods. With support from the European Commission, the...

/echo/file/cash-assistance-gives-syrian-refugee-families-lebanon-freedom-address-their-own-needs_enCash assistance gives Syrian refugee families in Lebanon the freedom to address their own needs

Cash assistance gives Syrian refugee families in Lebanon the freedom to address their own needs
27/02/2018 - Video
To respond to the increasing vulnerability and the myriad needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, the EU and UK fund a multi-purpose cash programme through the World Food Programme (WFP). Using an innovative electronic card, the most vulnerable refugee...
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26/01/2018 - Blog post
In Democratic Republic of Congo where 3.9 million people are now displaced, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has, with the help of the EU humanitarian funds, introduced a new distribution system for assistance to people displaced by conflict.
Shayesta and his daughter Sidiqa by PIN
25/01/2018 - Blog post
Fighting between the army and armed opposition groups regularly forces many people across Afghanistan to flee their homes in search of safety. In the eastern province of Paktia, most of the displaced families have sought refuge in the provincial...

/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 - Video
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...
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19/01/2018 - Blog post
Over the past two years, EU humanitarian support has been instrumental to the World Food Programme’s work in Djibouti.

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