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One year after Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul was retaken from ISIS by the Iraqi government, thousands of improvised explosive devices, unexploded aerial bombs and complex booby-traps litter the city, waiting to be triggered by the slightest...


South Sudan refugees
With over 900 000 refugees, Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa after Uganda. About half are people who have fled brutal conflict in the world’s newest country, South Sudan. A steady stream of refugees continues to...


Darfur’s forgotten refugees
Since 2003, twelve refugee camps in the eastern part of Chad have hosted over 300 000 people who fled Sudan’s Darfur conflict.


Sahrawi refugees Algeria
As a leading global humanitarian donor, the European Union is at the forefront of identifying and intervening in crises that have escaped international attention.


Ukraine: a day at school for children living on the frontline
Ukraine is now in its fourth year of conflict. Thousands of civilians have lost their lives and 3.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The most vulnerable of which are the more than 200 000 children who live and learn under the...


ESSN card
Almost half of the 3.5 million refugees currently living in Turkey are children.


Learning to walk again in Democratic Republic Congo
The past year has been one of the most violent in DRC’s recent history. A new conflict in the Kasaï region was particularly brutal and threw the lives of its population into disarray.


DRC Marie
Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) forced more than 1.7 million people from their homes in 2017, an average of 5500 people per day.


Afghanistan by WHO
As conflict escalates in many parts of Afghanistan, the number of internally displaced people in need of assistance soars.


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