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/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 - Video
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 (...
Commissioner Stylianides in Serbia
09/10/2017 - News
The announcement of additional aid comes as Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is currently on his fourth visit to Serbia, where he is assessing the humanitarian situation on the ground and discussing the EU...
Photo credit Said Penda Mbombo
27/09/2017 - News
At a time when conventional humanitarian responses are struggling to address a mounting number of deep and seemingly interminable crises across the globe, the Commission is hosting the "International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts...
Families in Turkey by Maria del Mar Marais
22/09/2017 - Blog post
Refugees in Turkey face many challenges, from shelter, to food, to providing for all needs of their families. Due to the language barrier, many refugees do not know the rights they have in Turkey and what services they can access. With EU...
Binta Seydou
28/08/2017 - Blog post
The Diffa region of Niger, located in the Lake Chad Basin, has been plagued by the violence of the Boko Haram insurgency for many years.

/echo/file/beyond-words-how-deaf-mute-amaboua-escaped-boko-haram-and-survived_enBeyond words: how deaf-mute Amaboua escaped Boko Haram and survived

Beyond words: how deaf-mute Amaboua escaped Boko Haram and survived
28/07/2017 - Video
What if you have to escape Boko Haram, and you couldn't even scream? That’s the story of Amaboua, a 15-year-old deaf-mute girl from Cameroon and her long journey towards recovery. A UNICEF project funded by the EU has helped her get the support...

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

Protecting and educating Honduras’ children
24/07/2017 - Video
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...
Democratic Republic of Congo
05/07/2017 - News
The European Commission has announced new humanitarian aid of €5 million to help scores of people in urgent need of assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo's conflict-torn provinces of Kasaï.


Refugee children go to school in Greece by IOM
30/06/2017 - Photo story
Since October 2016, the European Commission has helped the Greek authorities to facilitate access to education for refugee children in Greece.
Iraq Mosul by DRC
29/06/2017 - Blog post
Shielding her eyes from the bright Iraqi sun, 80-year-old Firja struggled to stand and greet us outside her new tent in the sprawling Qayyarah Airstrip emergency site some 100 km south of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul.