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20/09/2021
The impact of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on 14 August worsened the already fragile situation of the country. With more than 2,200 people dead, over 12,000 left injured by the catastrophe and vital infrastructures severely damaged, the...
17/09/2021
Taraji, a single mother who lives with her daughters and grandchildren near Israel’s perimeter fence in Gaza, has made many sacrifices to put her daughters through university. EU-funded cash grants allowed her to breathe a little, buy essentials...
10/09/2021
Children in the central Sahel – Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – are bearing the brunt of a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Extreme poverty, climate change and conflict are having a devastating impact on children’s lives across the region....
24/08/2021
This is not the story of a regular working mother. This is the story of a strong-willed and empowered woman and her desire to help others despite the curve-balls life has thrown at her. For Dareen and her colleagues, providing lifesaving services...
16/08/2021
‘I was not safe in Syria. I was very scared when I was there,’ says 11-year-old Nour, who lives with a disability. Together with her parents, she fled the war and found safety in Gaziantep, Turkey. When they first arrived, Nour was struggling to...
06/08/2021
8-year-old Fatima has a dream: to become a doctor to help people in her community. “I feel very happy when I come to school,” says Fatima. 5 years ago, Fatima’s dreams were threatened when armed groups attacked her home in the outskirts of Maiduguri...
30/07/2021
After fighting Ebola in North Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo) for 18 months, EU humanitarian partner ALIMA stayed on the ground. The NGO continued to help the local communities get back on their feet after a deadly epidemic. With EU...
16/07/2021
Mleha, in southern Syria, was heavily damaged during the war. In 2018, families were allowed to return after 6 years of displacement. They now heavily rely on humanitarian aid. Ebad reopened his shop when he returned 2 years ago. "I think cash...
30/06/2021
There are over 500,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central America worldwide. Esperanza is one of them. She fled her country, Nicaragua, due to conflict. This is the story of Esperanza. The story of hope. Thousands of refugees in Central...
21/06/2021
7 months into the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, hundreds of civilians have fled their homes to escape the violence, including more than 60,000 people who have fled across the border into Sudan. The EU is working with partners like the...

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