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Afghanistan: supporting the evacuation of national Afghan EU staff while ensuring continued aid delivery

22/09/2021
Raffaella joined a complex operation with the European External Action Service (EEAS) to get all EU staff and families out of the country. To do this, the evacuees had to cross the barrier of the Taliban security, to reach the gate where they could...
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DR Congo: EU-funded health and nutrition collaboration helps thousands

15/09/2021
For the people of the Uvira highlands of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), life has been difficult for a long time. Since 2015, proliferation of armed groups and relations between the 2 communities living in the area have...
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Education and psychosocial support for Syrian refugee children

08/09/2021
Huge billboard posters with idyllic scenery of green open spaces and modern cities adorn the walls of Solaaf’s tent in a refugee settlement in Chaat, past Baalbeck. Alongside her mother and younger siblings, she cuts a stylish figure in her bright...
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“What we experienced during the war has made me who I am today”

01/09/2021
When Nezila first arrived, people from the neighbourhood pulled together to help. “We were poor, we had no money. A supermarket owner started telling people about us. One woman let us live in her empty apartment. When she saw how bad our situation...
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Hurricanes ETA and IOTA: 6 months later

26/08/2021
What is it like for people living in isolated rural areas to go through a catastrophic hurricane, or, even worse, two of them, like it was in the case for ETA and IOTA in November 2020? There are not enough words to describe it and only people...
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Sahel: consequences of conflict and COVID-19 on children

12/08/2021
“All the schools are closed; we don’t have the opportunity to go and have fun. We are shut up at home. We have to forget about games, friends, I can’t see my teacher anymore. I feel so lonely.” The above are the words of a 14-year-old girl, who...
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Supporting stranded Rohingya in Thailand

10/08/2021
The pandemic has extended to Thailand’s refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers, who face compounded burdens. Migrant and mobile populations have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 as they are unable to implement prevention measures, such...
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One year after Beirut blast: fighting not to go under

03/08/2021
“Fear is controlling our lives,” says Ghofrane, who lives with her husband and 3 daughters in Bourj Hammoud. This bustling neighbourhood southwest of the port was ravaged when vast stocks of ammonium nitrate exploded on 4 August 2020, killing over...
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Refugees: EU humanitarian support to those forced to flee

28/07/2021
At the end of 2020, 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced as a result of conflict, violence, human rights violations, persecution and natural hazards. Of them, 26.4 million are refugees – people who crossed an international border to find...
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Think green to stay warm: support for displaced families from Nagorno-Karabakh

26/07/2021
Heavy fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh took a heavy toll in late 2020. The hostilities resulted in thousands of casualties, including civilian deaths and injuries, and pushed hundreds of thousands to leave their homes just before the winter...

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