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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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A digital window to breathe from

02/04/2021
Amani is a single mother from Idlib, northwest Syria. She fled the war in her country and came to Hatay, Turkey’s southernmost province, with her 4...
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Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar rise from the ashes

31/03/2021
“The fire was so massive that no one could extinguish it. Everything turned to ashes,” recalled Shofiqul Islam, a Rohingya volunteer working with...
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Meet Mehtap: survivor, mother and designer

26/03/2021
Mehtap* is 25 years old. She is a mother to a 10-year-old daughter. After she was married off as a young girl in Afghanistan, Mehtap lived through...

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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...

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06/04/2021
Imagine you have no identity documents and you are sheltering as a refugee in a strange country. You can’t go to a public hospital, apply for...

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29/03/2021
On 14 February, Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak in the rural community of Gouéké, part of N’Zérékoré prefecture in the southern...

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24/03/2021
Due to rapid urbanisation and growth, several cities in Nepal are vulnerable to multi-hazard risks and their impacts. Fires and earthquakes are the...

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22/03/2021
After 10 years of conflict, Syria’s water infrastructure is badly damaged. During the coronavirus pandemic, access to clean water is of utmost...
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...
22/03/2021
For people who had to flee their homes, even getting the necessities for life, such as clean, drinkable water, can be a struggle. Each year, the EU...
19/03/2021
When COVID-19 forced the schools to close in Iran, millions of students were left without access to education, especially vulnerable Afghan refugees...