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Helping aid reach the people in need during the coronavirus pandemic

16/07/2020
The coronavirus prevention and control measures were locking down the transport of much-needed aid, personal protective equipment, and humanitarian workers to critical areas. Against this background, the EU Humanitarian Air Bridge initiative was...
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Rescued Rohingya grateful for local support after 120 days stranded at sea

03/07/2020
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 available but roughly, 1,400 Rohingya have been stranded at sea during the 2020 sailing season, which...
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Martino Roberto Chiappa: EU Aid Volunteer helping the coronavirus response in Mozambique

05/05/2020
By the beginning of this year, coronavirus had started spreading in Europe.  As soon as the pandemic started affecting Italy, my home country, I thought about going back home, to be closer to my family and friends. However, when it became clear...
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Providing Free Healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo and preparing Communities for Coronavirus

27/04/2020
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 a staggering 34 percent who seek treatment never recover. To help improve these conditions, People...
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Welcome to Mbera

07/04/2020
At the Mbera Camp Health Centre (in Mauritania’s Malian refugee camp), Aminata is in charge of the maternal health unit. She admires her co-workers - the same ones she has had since 2016. In total, it is a team of 5 traditional birth assistants, 5...
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“Chaotic and serious”: An eyewitness account from the Philippines’ Taal Volcano disaster

17/01/2020
Arlynn Aquino who heads the EU’s humanitarian office in the Philippines, is monitoring the situation on the ground in Luzon. Below are a few of her impressions. What is the situation like now? I have just reached Ground Zero: the Municipality of...
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“I hate war and weapons. They took away my education.” The EU and UNICEF help thousands of children in Syria cope with years of conflict.

30/05/2018
Six months ago, as violence escalated near their home, Abdullah and his family were faced with another challenge. Together with his parents and six siblings, Abdullah had no choice but to flee Deir-ez-Zor and seek shelter in Mabrouka, a tented camp...
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Mali: "European humanitarian aid treats 80 000 children each year whose lives are threatened by malnutrition."

23/05/2018
expert Marion Saurel gives a presentation on malnutrition
What are the different types of malnutrition?Several forms of malnutrition exist between growth deficits and micronutrient deficiencies. But the two main forms are chronic malnutrition and acute malnutrition. Chronic malnutrition is stunted growth...
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Cash as a lifeline for Syrian families in Lebanon

02/05/2018
Aman left Syria in 2012 with her children. They crossed the border, registered with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and took their papers to Beirut, looking for work and wait until Syria was safe to return to. “We had nothing,” explained...
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Back to School in Jordan

20/04/2018
Munir Ahmed al-Mahmoud, a volunteer teacher
Muddy shoes pile up at the entrance of the small tent as morning classes are about to begin. A group of children, all Syrian refugees, listen attentively as Munir Ahmed al-Mahmoud, a 30-year-old volunteer teacher from the war-torn city of Hama,...

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