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Trauma care in Afghanistan
Considered one of the epicentres of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, the southern province of Helmand has for decades suffered violent fighting, which has resulted in a number of civilian victims. Despite high numbers of war-wounded casualties,...


Famine in Northeast Nigeria by Crystal Wells, IMC
An unprecedented 20 million people are currently on the precipice of famine. At the heart of this crisis is Nigeria, where a seven-year-long conflict triggered by the insurgent group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc on the north-eastern corner of the...


Education in conflict torn DRC
In the Mpati area in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is implementing an assistance programme funded by the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations...


Clean water at Santiago de Cuba
More than 1 million people have been affected by a severe and prolonged drought in Cuba since 2014. Seventy-five percent of the island has been negatively impacted with direct consequences on the economy and the lives and livelihoods of the majority...


South Sudan by PAH
In March 2016, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) started another water, sanitation and hygiene project, funded by EU Humanitarian Aid.


Mothers against malnutrition by Alima
The Sahel has one of the world’s highest rates of acute child malnutrition: every year, 1.4 million children suffer from the most severe form of the disease in the semi-arid band below the Sahara desert that stretches across Africa.


Flash floods in Malawi by Coopi
In February 2017, after a year of severe drought linked to the El Nino weather phenomenon, Salima district in central Malawi experienced flash floods which forced thousands of people to abandon their homes.


Refugee children go to school in Greece by IOM
Since October 2016, the European Commission has helped the Greek authorities to facilitate access to education for refugee children in Greece.


IRC community health worker
In June 2012, widespread violence between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine State led to the displacement of 145 000 people.


Medair emergency response plan in South Sudan
For the first time in six years, a famine has been declared. This questionable honour falls to South Sudan, the world’s youngest country where war and economic collapse have left one million people on the brink of starvation.