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When a rapid response saves lives

21/01/2021
“The EU has a range of tools in its humanitarian emergency funding to help the timely delivery of short-term relief aid to those affected by natural...
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Syria: a woman and her family's constant search for safety

13/01/2021
Um Ali's greatest challenge was when her husband died in 2013 and she became responsible for her young family. “My husband was a farmer. We had no...
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Fighting for equality in Afghanistan

09/12/2020
“At the beginning of my marriage, my in-laws were against my job. My stepbrother believed that women should stay indoors and do housework. It was...
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Guatemala: helping rural indigenous communities tackle malnutrition

02/12/2020
“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...
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A lifeline for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Turkey

25/11/2020
“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...

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18/01/2021
Since the conflict in eastern Ukraine started more than 6 years ago, around 2.7 million people have continued to live in settlements close to the...

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11/01/2021
On 29 December 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the central part of Croatia. It killed several people, injured many more and caused extensive...

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18/12/2020
Chad faces complex, interlinked humanitarian crises: food and nutrition insecurity, forced displacement, natural hazards, and epidemics.

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16/12/2020
In November, 2 hurricanes hit Central America only 15 days apart. Category-4 hurricane ETA made landfall in Nicaragua on 3 November, causing floods,...

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11/12/2020
Turkey currently hosts the largest refugee population in the world – close to 4 million. Most refugees in Turkey live outside camps, with growing but...
15/01/2021
For children like Abdel Baset, school is much more than just a place to learn. It is where they feel safe, especially when they are miles away from...
08/01/2021
Amal has her own YouTube channel and regularly publishes cooking videos with delicious recipes. Her speciality is hummus without garlic and with lots...
23/12/2020
The war in Syria, now in its 10th year, has forced millions to flee for safety and leave their homes and belongings behind. Neighbouring Turkey...
22/12/2020
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...
07/12/2020
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...