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Guatemala: helping rural indigenous communities tackle malnutrition

“We sow our plants every year, but when the time of flowering comes, droughts dry them up and kill them,” says 59-year-old farmer Mariano. Every...

A lifeline for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Turkey

“In the beginning, I struggled to provide for my children. Thanks to the cash assistance, we live in better and safer conditions now. I can pay our...

Mali: a mobile healthcare unit to reach people in need in Mopti region

In the region of Mopti, up to a third of the population needs humanitarian assistance. That is close to a million people, according to the United...

EU Aid Volunteers initiative: have your say!

The European Commission is currently evaluating the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. The programme brings together volunteers and organisations from...

Eastern Ukraine: “We can’t let them die of thirst”

Daily incidents across the frontline are still causing damage to civilian infrastructures such as housing, electricity supply, schools, and health...


For the past 3 years, Burkina Faso has seen a quick deterioration of its security situation. Over 1 million people are displaced by violence, while...


The coronavirus pandemic has particularly affected women and children across Afghanistan. Protection and healthcare services that can provide...


After 5 years of war, some 3.6 million people have been displaced within Yemen.


In May 2020, amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Uganda temporarily reopened its borders for 3 days to provide refuge to asylum seekers fleeing fresh...


Turkey currently hosts the largest refugee population in the world – close to 4 million. The coronavirus outbreak has added new challenges to their...
Lebanon hosts the highest proportion of refugees of any country in the world. This figure includes some 1.5 million displaced people from Syria –...
In Chad, poor nutrition, also linked to poverty and lack of access to food, is one of the causes of severe acute malnutrition among children. One way...
In Chad, poor nutrition – also linked to poverty and lack of access to food – is one of the causes of severe acute malnutrition among children. One...
More than 3.7 million people require humanitarian aid in Niger, which is the last-ranking country in the Human Development Index. The number of...
In the most isolated areas of Colombia, like the southern department of Nariño, access to healthcare is often limited, and medical facilities are...