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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...


Set up to enhance cooperation between its Member and Participating States in the prevention, preparedness and response to emergencies, the EU’s Civil...


Sharing its border with Afghanistan, Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is home to the largest Afghan refugee population, who...


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


In 2018, a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest shook Nicaragua. People took to the streets to protest against a government´s proposal to reduce...


Providing cash to refugee families to buy their own food has consistently proved to be a more cost-efficient method of delivering humanitarian food...
Many women in Mali are threatened by armed conflicts and have no choice but to flee their homes, leaving everything behind. They rely on humanitarian...
The conflict in eastern Ukraine has now entered its 7th year, and 430,000 children are affected by it. 14-year-old Dima from Toshkivka, a young...
Tanya is a nurse in eastern Ukraine. Thanks to EU humanitarian aid, she received a bicycle and medical equipment. Now, she can reach more people to...
Imagine children running and playing, without having to worry about catching a potentially fatal disease. In most countries it seems the most normal...
EU Aid Volunteers brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects. It...