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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...
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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...
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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...
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‘ANA’: the comic about a brave migrant girl from Honduras

19/07/2021
This comic has been produced thanks to EU humanitarian funding and the generous support of Guillermo Arriaga – best known for having written the...
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Edging closer to dreams of becoming a doctor – Fardowsa’s story

14/07/2021
Seated in the middle of her class, 17-year-old Fardowsa Gedi tries to catch up with an ongoing lesson on her favourite subject: mathematics. In...

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02/08/2021
Almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and now live in huge camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

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29/07/2021
On 24 July, a large fire broke out on the Italian island of Sardinia. With strong winds, high temperatures and dry vegetation, the blaze spread...

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22/07/2021
After a decade of war in Syria, neighbouring Turkey still hosts over 3.6 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country. Even though refugees...

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12/07/2021
Berhan and Azmera fled violence in Tigray to seek refuge in Sudan. “We had a decent livelihood back home,” they say. “We had freedom and lived a good...

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05/07/2021
Learning through play can bring smiles to children living in the world’s toughest places. Supported by the EU with humanitarian funds, the...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
11/06/2021
Traditionally, the World Food Programme (WFP) – a long-standing EU humanitarian partner – provides in-kind assistance to refugees. However, the...