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Eastern Ukraine: “We can’t let them die of thirst”

Daily incidents across the frontline are still causing damage to civilian infrastructures such as housing, electricity supply, schools, and health...

Helping aid reach the people in need during the coronavirus pandemic

HAB Beirut
The coronavirus prevention and control measures were locking down the transport of much-needed aid, personal protective equipment, and humanitarian...

Rescued Rohingya grateful for local support after 120 days stranded at sea

Malaysian officials have also reported that at least 300 are on a vessel off the Coast of Koh Adang Island in Thailand. No further details are...

Martino Roberto Chiappa: EU Aid Volunteer helping the coronavirus response in Mozambique

By the beginning of this year, coronavirus had started spreading in Europe.  As soon as the pandemic started affecting Italy, my home country, I...

Providing Free Healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo and preparing Communities for Coronavirus

Children in the Lemera Health Zone are struggling as well; nearly 10 percent of children under the age of five suffer from acute undernutrition, and...


The coronavirus pandemic has a major health, social and economic impact on societies around the globe, in particular on the poorest countries facing...


The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is set up to enhance cooperation between its Member and Participating States in the prevention, preparedness and...


The Central America Dry Corridor is a 1,600-kilometre arid stripe of land extending from Southern Mexico to Panama. More than 10 million people live...


The EU supports Member States in organising the repatriation of EU citizens from across the world, wherever they may be.


On 25 August 2017, Myanmar’s military launched a brutal crackdown on the minority Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state following attacks...
Rosa Elvira and her family live in Guatemala in the Central America Dry Corridor. For them and more than 10 million people living in this area, life...
“Yardim seven ol” means “be someone who loves helping” in Turkish. This is a mantra Kevser lives by. While trying to rebuild her own life after...
2 months ago, the Beirut explosion shocked the world. The blast cost lives, destroyed homes, damaged properties and impacted thousands of people....
After years of displacement, Abbas returns to his hometown Mleha in Eastern Ghouta, only to find his house completely damaged. He used to be a...
European Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, has opened the “Food crises and COVID-19” side-event organised by the Global Network...