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Afghanistan: supporting the evacuation of national Afghan EU staff while ensuring continued aid delivery

22/09/2021
Raffaella joined a complex operation with the European External Action Service (EEAS) to get all EU staff and families out of the country. To do...
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DR Congo: EU-funded health and nutrition collaboration helps thousands

15/09/2021
For the people of the Uvira highlands of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), life has been difficult for a long time. Since 2015,...
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Education and psychosocial support for Syrian refugee children

08/09/2021
Huge billboard posters with idyllic scenery of green open spaces and modern cities adorn the walls of Solaaf’s tent in a refugee settlement in Chaat...
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“What we experienced during the war has made me who I am today”

01/09/2021
When Nezila first arrived, people from the neighbourhood pulled together to help. “We were poor, we had no money. A supermarket owner started...
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Hurricanes ETA and IOTA: 6 months later

26/08/2021
What is it like for people living in isolated rural areas to go through a catastrophic hurricane, or, even worse, two of them, like it was in the...

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24/09/2021
On 14 August 2021, a massive earthquake struck Haiti. In aid of Haiti, the EU swiftly mobilised lifesaving support, including rescue operations and a...

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13/09/2021
9 years ago, Zahraa and her family escaped the war in Syria and came to Turkey in search of peace, safety and a better life. Thanks to EU...

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07/09/2021
For several years, the province of North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been torn apart by conflict. It is estimated...

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30/08/2021
COVID-19 brought school closures across the country in Cameroon. However, the pandemic was not the only threat to education families had to contend...

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19/08/2021
Since escaping genocide in Rakhine, almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees have been settled by the Bangladesh government in Teknaf and Ukhiya sub-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...