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Helping aid reach the people in need during the coronavirus pandemic

07/08/2020
The coronavirus prevention and control measures were locking down the transport of much-needed aid, personal protective equipment, and humanitarian...
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Rescued Rohingya grateful for local support after 120 days stranded at sea

03/07/2020
Malaysian officials have also reported that at least 300 are on a vessel off the Coast of Koh Adang Island in Thailand. No further details are...
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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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15/09/2020
The EU supports Member States in organising the repatriation of EU citizens from across the world, wherever they may be.

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25/08/2020
On 25 August 2017, Myanmar’s military launched a brutal crackdown on the minority Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state following attacks...

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11/08/2020
Peru was among the first countries in South America to implement a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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20/07/2020
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is set up to enhance cooperation between its Member and Participating States in the prevention, preparedness and...

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13/07/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has a major health, social and economic impact on societies around the globe, in particular on the poorest countries facing...
18/09/2020
After years of displacement, Abbas returns to his hometown Mleha in Eastern Ghouta, only to find his house completely damaged. He used to be a...
15/09/2020
European Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, has opened the “Food crises and COVID-19” side-event organised by the Global Network...
10/09/2020
During the coronavirus lockdown in Jordan, a pillar of refugee protection - access to registration and documentation – came to a sudden halt. With...
31/08/2020
“I don’t want to think about you, you have hurt me a lot, but I would never hurt you back…” are some of the lyrics to a song written by Ali and...
20/08/2020
They are not the heroes of a fictional world. They are humanitarians, stepping up to save lives and help others, everyday, and without superpowers....