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Helping aid reach the people in need during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus prevention and control measures were locking down the transport of much-needed aid, personal protective equipment, and humanitarian...

Rescued Rohingya grateful for local support after 120 days stranded at sea

Malaysian officials have also reported that at least 300 are on a vessel off the Coast of Koh Adang Island in Thailand. No further details are...

Martino Roberto Chiappa: EU Aid Volunteer helping the coronavirus response in Mozambique

By the beginning of this year, coronavirus had started spreading in Europe.  As soon as the pandemic started affecting Italy, my home country, I...

Providing Free Healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo and preparing Communities for Coronavirus

Children in the Lemera Health Zone are struggling as well; nearly 10 percent of children under the age of five suffer from acute undernutrition, and...

Welcome to Mbera

At the Mbera Camp Health Centre (in Mauritania’s Malian refugee camp), Aminata is in charge of the maternal health unit. She admires her co-workers...


The EU supports Member States in organising the repatriation of EU citizens from across the world, wherever they may be.


On 25 August 2017, Myanmar’s military launched a brutal crackdown on the minority Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state following attacks...


Peru was among the first countries in South America to implement a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is set up to enhance cooperation between its Member and Participating States in the prevention, preparedness and...


The coronavirus pandemic has a major health, social and economic impact on societies around the globe, in particular on the poorest countries facing...
After years of displacement, Abbas returns to his hometown Mleha in Eastern Ghouta, only to find his house completely damaged. He used to be a...
European Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, has opened the “Food crises and COVID-19” side-event organised by the Global Network...
During the coronavirus lockdown in Jordan, a pillar of refugee protection - access to registration and documentation – came to a sudden halt. With...
“I don’t want to think about you, you have hurt me a lot, but I would never hurt you back…” are some of the lyrics to a song written by Ali and...
They are not the heroes of a fictional world. They are humanitarians, stepping up to save lives and help others, everyday, and without superpowers....