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

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...

DR Congo: EU-funded health and nutrition collaboration helps thousands

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,...

Education and psychosocial support for Syrian refugee children

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...

“What we experienced during the war has made me who I am today”

When Nezila first arrived, people from the neighbourhood pulled together to help. “We were poor, we had no money. A supermarket owner started...

Hurricanes ETA and IOTA: 6 months later

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...


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


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...


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...


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


Since escaping genocide in Rakhine, almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees have been settled by the Bangladesh government in Teknaf and Ukhiya sub-...
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...
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...
Children in the central Sahel – Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – are bearing the brunt of a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis. Extreme poverty...
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...
‘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...