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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...

“Chaotic and serious”: An eyewitness account from the Philippines’ Taal Volcano disaster

Arlynn Aquino who heads the EU’s humanitarian office in the Philippines, is monitoring the situation on the ground in Luzon. Below are a few of her...

“I hate war and weapons. They took away my education.” The EU and UNICEF help thousands of children in Syria cope with years of conflict.

Six months ago, as violence escalated near their home, Abdullah and his family were faced with another challenge. Together with his parents and six...


The Syrian war, now in its 10th year, has forced millions to flee their homes. Neighbouring Turkey currently hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, over 1...


The coronavirus pandemic has a major health, social and economic impact on societies around the globe, in particular on the poorest countries facing...


The conflict in eastern Ukraine started in 2014 and some 3.4 million people are still in dire need of humanitarian aid. The EU continues to support...


Yemen has entered its sixth year of conflict, one of the hardest due to the coronavirus pandemic.


The conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its seventh year.
Mahmoud is 12 years old and lives in Syria. An accident with an unexploded shell killed his cousin. He lost his left leg, but that didn't stop...
The war in Syria, now in its 10th year, has forced millions to flee for safety and leave their homes and belongings behind. Neighbouring Turkey...
The European Union and the World Health Organization (WHO) successfully delivered a substantial supply of personal protective equipment and medical...
The conflict in eastern Ukraine has now entered its seventh year, affecting around 430,000 children. Daryna from Nyzhnie is one of them. Like other...
“I like to play ball during the break,” says Anton. The 6-year-old lives in Zolote, eastern Ukraine, where the conflict has now entered its 7th year...