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Hunger: the other Sahel pandemic

23/06/2021
The Sahel is the African strip that stretches between Sahara and savannah, crossing the heart of the continent from east to west through 10...
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Meet Omar: footballer, philosopher, dreamer

16/06/2021
In 2012, when Omar was 8 years old, he fled his home in conflict-torn Afghanistan together with his family, in search of a safer life. Today, he is...
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Together again: Juana finally reunites with her grandchildren

09/06/2021
Brazil is one of the hosting countries. Some 265,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants live there, according to government statistics. Juana is one...
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Economics for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness

04/06/2021
Disasters can have devastating physical, social, and financial effects. According to the European Environmental Agency, between 1980 and 2020,...
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The paralegals giving their neighbours a helping hand

31/05/2021
“Before the conflict, I was a social worker, helping elderly people. And life always takes me in that direction,” says Svitlana, 51. She used to...

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25/06/2021
The conflict in eastern Ukraine is now in its 8th year. Although it is not making the headlines around the world anymore, the daily lives of...

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18/06/2021
Since 2012, Mali has been torn by conflict that is part of a wider regional crisis affecting the Central Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger)....
16/06/2021
Since 2012, Mali has been torn by conflict that is part of a wider regional crisis affecting the Central Sahel (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger)....

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14/06/2021
In Somalia, for more than 3 million children, getting a good education is out of reach. Poverty, distance to the school, and the lack of security...

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02/06/2021
For the last 50 years, Colombia’s civilian population suffered the humanitarian consequences of an internal armed conflict that internally displaced...
21/06/2021
7 months into the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, hundreds of civilians have fled their homes to escape the violence, including more than 60,...
11/06/2021
Traditionally, the World Food Programme (WFP) – a long-standing EU humanitarian partner – provides in-kind assistance to refugees. However, the...
04/06/2021
Reyan loves to share and inspire others through her artwork and poetry. She fled the decade-long war in Syria and found safety in Turkey together...
28/05/2021
Niger suffers from food shortages and undernourishment in children. The availability of food becomes even scarcer between harvests. There is an...
21/05/2021
Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes due to conflict, violence, human rights violations, persecution, and natural hazards...