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Meet Omar: footballer, philosopher, dreamer

In 2012, when Omar was 8 years old, he fled his home in conflict-torn Afghanistan together with his family, in search of a safer life. Today, he is...

Together again: Juana finally reunites with her grandchildren

Brazil is one of the hosting countries. Some 265,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants live there, according to government statistics. Juana is one...

Economics for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness

Disasters can have devastating physical, social, and financial effects. According to the European Environmental Agency, between 1980 and 2020,...

The paralegals giving their neighbours a helping hand

“Before the conflict, I was a social worker, helping elderly people. And life always takes me in that direction,” says Svitlana, 51. She used to...

Ethiopia: dealing with a desert locust invasion

“When the desert locusts suddenly invaded, we were horrified,” she explains. “The rustling swarms were so enormous that the sky gradually darkened,...


Since 2012, Mali has been torn by conflict that is part of a wider regional crisis affecting the Central Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger)....


In Somalia, for more than 3 million children, getting a good education is out of reach. Poverty, distance to the school, and the lack of security...


For the last 50 years, Colombia’s civilian population suffered the humanitarian consequences of an internal armed conflict that internally displaced...


Rayan, a 19-year-old high school student in Turkey, first discovered her passion for cooking when a strict lockdown was introduced to battle the...


In Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, more than 3 million children are out of school – almost 14% of the national total....
Traditionally, the World Food Programme (WFP) – a long-standing EU humanitarian partner – provides in-kind assistance to refugees. However, the...
Reyan loves to share and inspire others through her artwork and poetry. She fled the decade-long war in Syria and found safety in Turkey together...
Niger suffers from food shortages and undernourishment in children. The availability of food becomes even scarcer between harvests. There is an...
Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes due to conflict, violence, human rights violations, persecution, and natural hazards...
In 2019, 6.6 million people were living in extreme poverty in Zimbabwe – double the number from 2011. With EU humanitarian funding, 'Action...