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Food and solidarity: helping displaced people from Cameroon’s Far North overcome grief

24/02/2021
Originally from a small village in Magdemé, in Cameroon’s Far North region, 48-year-old Elizabeth fled her home in 2015. In Cameroon’s Far North region, villages are randomly looted and burned, cattle stolen from farmers, and villagers kidnapped....
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Fleeing the conflict in eastern Ukraine: 3 mothers tell their stories

17/02/2021
‘We have passed the circle of hell.’ Tatiana is a mother of 3 who was forced to leave her hometown of Mariupol in Ukraine due to hostilities in 2015. “When the conflict began, we no longer had the strength to endure these horrors, we were afraid...
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Helping landslide victims in Nepal

12/02/2021
For Magar, the landslide in Sindhupalchowk has become a living nightmare. Magar was on his way to the forest when it happened. “The landslide swept me away before I could run to my friends,” Magar recalls. “I froze for a moment, but I knew I had to...
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After the Beirut explosion: Neji’s story

05/02/2021
On 4 August 2020, Beirut was devastated by a massive explosion. On this day, Neji and others in his neigbourhood saw smoke rising from the port, less than 1 km away from where he lives. Soon they were in the middle of the worst explosion in the...
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Cameroon: a humanitarian crisis through the eyes of Maliatou

29/01/2021
Maliatou is now a 20-year-old young woman. She lives in a host community to internally displaced people in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Before the crisis, unlike most parents in the community, Maliatou’s parents believed in education and...
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Philippines: helping people before disaster strikes

27/01/2021
She used the project’s cash assistance for transportation expenses so that her family could move to her in-laws, where it was safer. Unlike previous occasions when she felt that she was burdening her relatives, Sahara used the money to buy rice and...
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When a rapid response saves lives

21/01/2021
“The EU has a range of tools in its humanitarian emergency funding to help the timely delivery of short-term relief aid to those affected by natural or man-made hazards,” said Karolina Andrzejewska, the officer responsible for the Emergency Toolbox...
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Syria: a woman and her family's constant search for safety

13/01/2021
Um Ali's greatest challenge was when her husband died in 2013 and she became responsible for her young family. “My husband was a farmer. We had no income to buy food and pay for other expenses our town was witnessing a lot of chaos,” she says....
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Fighting for equality in Afghanistan

09/12/2020
“At the beginning of my marriage, my in-laws were against my job. My stepbrother believed that women should stay indoors and do housework. It was very difficult, but even though I was constantly being threatened, I didn’t leave the job. Eventually...
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Guatemala: helping rural indigenous communities tackle malnutrition

02/12/2020
“We sow our plants every year, but when the time of flowering comes, droughts dry them up and kill them,” says 59-year-old farmer Mariano. Every year, local farmers plant their seeds and see the plants grow only to die in front of their eyes when...

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