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Nutrition in Niger: “It’s a joy to help children get better”

05/05/2021
With his weight becoming much healthier, the spark has returned to his eyes and he is much livelier. Aminata says she would like all her children to...
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From Iran to Afghanistan: Rabia’s difficult homecoming

28/04/2021
Since the beginning of the year, at least 695,000 undocumented Afghans have returned from Iran either forcibly or spontaneously. “My husband is not...
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Potable water for villages in Southern Ethiopia

19/04/2021
Although the situation is improving, many people in remote indigenous communities still lack access to safe drinking water. The limited availability...
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Haiti: supporting deportees in times of coronavirus

14/04/2021
The Dominican Republic has been one of the hardest-hit countries in the Caribbean and monitoring the border is imperative to avoid an uncontrolled...
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This Yemeni doctor has proven her critics wrong

09/04/2021
“Other doctors told me that ‘Bushra, you are freshly graduated, you can’t cope with all this’,” she says, explaining her decision to move away from...

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05/05/2021
The conflict in the Tigray region in Ethiopia broke out early November 2020. It is estimated that thousands of fighters and civilians have died, and...

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04/05/2021
A generation of Syrians has grown up abroad after their families fled the war that erupted 10 years ago in their home country. Sadly, many Syrian...

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23/04/2021
Burkina Faso, a fragile West African country among the 10 poorest in the world, is affected by an armed conflict that uprooted more than 1 million...

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21/04/2021
The Caribbean region is regularly battered by an array of natural hazards, which are becoming more frequent and intense year on year. Cuba makes no...

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16/04/2021
Turkey currently hosts some 4 million refugees, more than any other country in the world. Many refugee families don’t speak the language or cannot...
30/04/2021
Home means comfort, love, safety, the certainty of what we know and are familiar with. Faced by conflict, danger or disasters, many people are left...
26/04/2021
Every day, thousands of Haitians cross into the neighbouring Dominican Republic to look for work, visit their families or simply to purchase goods at...
07/04/2021
Cevahir fled the war in Syria and works from dusk till dawn to provide for her three children. Selma is a nurse whose passion is to help people. In...
04/04/2021
8 years into the armed conflict, eastern Ukraine has become one of the most mine-contaminated areas in the world. Thanks to EU humanitarian funding...
30/03/2021
The war in Syria has reached 10 year anniversary. It has forced millions to flee for safety and leave their homes and belongings behind. Neighbouring...