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Martino Roberto Chiappa: EU Aid Volunteer helping the coronavirus response in Mozambique

05/05/2020
By the beginning of this year, coronavirus had started spreading in Europe.  As soon as the pandemic started affecting Italy, my home country, I...
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Providing Free Healthcare in the Democratic Republic of Congo and preparing Communities for Coronavirus

27/04/2020
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...
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Welcome to Mbera

07/04/2020
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...
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“Chaotic and serious”: An eyewitness account from the Philippines’ Taal Volcano disaster

17/01/2020
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...
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“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.

30/05/2018
Six months ago, as violence escalated near their home, Abdullah and his family were faced with another challenge. Together with his parents and six...

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13/05/2020
Set up to enhance cooperation between its Member and Participating States in the prevention, preparedness and response to emergencies, the EU’s Civil...

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12/05/2020
Sharing its border with Afghanistan, Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is home to the largest Afghan refugee population, who...

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08/05/2020
The EU supports Member States in organising the repatriation of EU citizens from across the world, wherever they may be.

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02/05/2020
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...

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22/04/2020
Providing cash to refugee families to buy their own food has consistently proved to be a more cost-efficient method of delivering humanitarian food...
26/05/2020
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...
19/05/2020
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...
07/04/2020
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...
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17/03/2020
Imagine children running and playing, without having to worry about catching a potentially fatal disease. In most countries it seems the most normal...
06/02/2020
EU Aid Volunteers brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects. It...