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/echo/file/scaling-treatment-severe-malnutrition-kahemba-drc-s-kwango-province_enScaling up treatment of severe malnutrition in Kahemba, DRC’s Kwango province

Scaling up treatment of severe malnutrition in Kahemba, DRC’s Kwango province
13/04/2018 - Video
Two million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In a country about two thirds the size of western Europe, the town of Kahemba is reached by traveling 24 hours on mostly deserted roads from...

/echo/file/drc-manginza-s-story_enDRC: Manginza’s story

DRC: Manginza’s story
12/04/2018 - Video
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4.2 million children suffer from acute malnutrition. It is a silent crisis of staggering proportions. Manginza lives in Kahemba in Kwango province, a remote town 80 km from the Angolan border which has...


Pakistan Thar desert by Concern Worldwide
05/04/2018 - Photo story
Due to inadequate and erratic rain patterns, the Thar Desert, in south-eastern Pakistan’s Sindh province, is a drought-prone region.


23/03/2018 - Photo story
Since 2009, the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations have spearheaded a response to nutritional crises in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC).
Sharing a family meal in Northern Chad.
22/03/2018 - Basic page
The Commission's European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department is fully committed to providing humanitarian food assistance to victims of food crises around the world and is investing massively in the response to the...
Christos Stylianides visiting EU aid projects in Colombia
17/03/2018 - News
During an official visit to Colombia to visit EU aid projects and meet with government officials, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Christos Stylianides has announced today €31 million for humanitarian aid and disaster...


DRC malnutrition
16/03/2018 - Photo story
Due to extreme poverty and a crumbling health care system, DRC’s population is highly vulnerable to acute malnutrition: 4.2 million children in Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) suffer from acute malnutrition, a silent crisis of staggering proportions...
Yemen © ICRC
12/03/2018 - Blog post
"The first time I visited Yemen was when I was still a student in Arabic language and literature at university in The Netherlands. During the summer of 1998 I took a language course in one of the language institutes in Sanaa. Ever since then, I...
09/03/2018 - Blog post
Mali faces an extremely challenging situation this year: an ongoing conflict, along with the overall country's fragility, lack of development progress, and extreme weather conditions have resulted in poor harvests for farmers and lost grazing...
Ukraine Demining
28/02/2018 - News
Nearly four and a half million people have been caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Today the European Commission announced €24 million in humanitarian assistance to address the basic needs of those most badly affected by the crisis.