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/echo/file/jordan-refugee-s-digital-story_enJordan: a refugee’s digital story

Jordan: a refugee’s digital story
24/09/2018
Around 5.6 million Syrians have been forced to take refuge in neighbouring countries. Many challenges await them as they start their new lives, not least getting their civil and legal documentation in order. These crucial documents enable refugees...

/echo/file/new-health-clinics-help-rohingya-refugees-and-local-people-stay-healthy_enNew health clinics help Rohingya refugees and local people to stay healthy

New health clinics help Rohingya refugees and local people to stay healthy
19/09/2018
With the help of European Union humanitarian aid funding, Save the Children is building new health clinics in Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees and local families. Each clinic can treat around 100 people every day. Monsoon rains bring the risk of...

/echo/file/drones-humanitarian-action-0_enDrones in humanitarian action

Drones in humanitarian action
19/09/2018
Malawi is a small country in southern Africa with a population of 14 million people who mainly rely on agriculture as a means of subsistence. In 2017, drought in the country affected more than half the population. EU humanitarian support enables...

/echo/file/communities-malawi-take-control-against-effects-climate-change_enCommunities in Malawi take control against the effects of climate change

Communities in Malawi take control against the effects of climate change
07/09/2018
Communities in Malawi have come together to fight the effects of climate change and ensure they don't go hungry when hit by floods and drought. COOPI, with funding from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid...

/echo/file/prepared-love-one-man-s-plan-surprise-his-wife-his-culinary-skills_enPrepared with love: one man’s plan to surprise his wife with his culinary skills

Prepared with love: one man’s plan to surprise his wife with his culinary skills
05/09/2018
Paind Khan, a refugee from Afghanistan who now lives in Greece, has been perfecting his biryani for months. It will be the first dish he cooks for his wife when they are reunited in Germany. The dish takes three hours to cook, plenty of garlic, and...

/echo/file/humanitarian-worker-explains-what-drives-her-help-those-need_enA humanitarian worker explains what drives her to help those in need

A humanitarian worker explains what drives her to help those in need
17/08/2018
“You do this job by choice, out of conviction.” Rose Etame is a humanitarian worker with the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). She is currently based in Cameroon. Being a humanitarian worker means she...

/echo/file/refugees-find-safety-and-new-home-greece_enRefugees find safety and a new home in Greece

Refugees find safety and a new home in Greece
25/07/2018
In 2015, one million refugees and migrants arrived in Greece to seek safety in Europe. Most of those making the journey were fleeing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Many refugees sought to cross Greece to reach north European countries....

/echo/file/cash-assistance-efficient-and-dignified-aid-refugees-jordan_enCash assistance: efficient and dignified aid for refugees in Jordan

Cash assistance: efficient and dignified aid for refugees in Jordan
13/07/2018
In Jordan, over 80 percent of the 750 000 refugees from Syria and other countries reside outside of the main refugee camps. The majority of them live below the national poverty line of €80 per month. To meet the basic needs of refugees in the most...

/echo/file/how-eu-funded-emergency-cash-project-helps-somali-refugees_enHow the EU-funded emergency cash project helps Somali refugees

How the EU-funded emergency cash project helps Somali refugees
04/07/2018
More than 1.1 million people fled their homes in Somalia due to drought and conflict in 2017, adding to the one million people who were already displaced within the country from previous years. Beyond Somalia’s borders, an additional one million...

/echo/file/football-bringing-refugees-and-host-communities-together-serbia_enFootball bringing refugees and host communities together in Serbia

Football bringing refugees and host communities together in Serbia
27/06/2018
Peace Football Cup is a football tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, which fosters interaction between refugees and host communities. More than 250 people came to see 16 teams which brought together refugees of various ethnicities from eight refugee...

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