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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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29/06/2020
The Syrian war, now in its 10th year, has forced millions to flee their homes. Neighbouring Turkey currently hosts 3.6 million Syrian refugees, over 1...

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26/06/2020
The coronavirus pandemic has a major health, social and economic impact on societies around the globe, in particular on the poorest countries facing...

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22/06/2020
The conflict in eastern Ukraine started in 2014 and some 3.4 million people are still in dire need of humanitarian aid. The EU continues to support...

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02/06/2020
Yemen has entered its sixth year of conflict, one of the hardest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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01/06/2020
The conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its seventh year.
30/06/2020
Mahmoud is 12 years old and lives in Syria. An accident with an unexploded shell killed his cousin. He lost his left leg, but that didn't stop...
25/06/2020
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...
24/06/2020
The European Union and the World Health Organization (WHO) successfully delivered a substantial supply of personal protective equipment and medical...
16/06/2020
The conflict in eastern Ukraine has now entered its seventh year, affecting around 430,000 children. Daryna from Nyzhnie is one of them. Like other...
09/06/2020
“I like to play ball during the break,” says Anton. The 6-year-old lives in Zolote, eastern Ukraine, where the conflict has now entered its 7th year...