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One year after Beirut blast: fighting not to go under

“Fear is controlling our lives,” says Ghofrane, who lives with her husband and 3 daughters in Bourj Hammoud. This bustling neighbourhood southwest...

Refugees: EU humanitarian support to those forced to flee

At the end of 2020, 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced as a result of conflict, violence, human rights violations, persecution and natural...

Think green to stay warm: support for displaced families from Nagorno-Karabakh

Heavy fighting in and around Nagorno-Karabakh took a heavy toll in late 2020. The hostilities resulted in thousands of casualties, including...

‘ANA’: the comic about a brave migrant girl from Honduras

This comic has been produced thanks to EU humanitarian funding and the generous support of Guillermo Arriaga – best known for having written the...

Edging closer to dreams of becoming a doctor – Fardowsa’s story

Seated in the middle of her class, 17-year-old Fardowsa Gedi tries to catch up with an ongoing lesson on her favourite subject: mathematics. In...


Almost 900,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence and persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State and now live in huge camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.


On 24 July, a large fire broke out on the Italian island of Sardinia. With strong winds, high temperatures and dry vegetation, the blaze spread...


After a decade of war in Syria, neighbouring Turkey still hosts over 3.6 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country. Even though refugees...


Berhan and Azmera fled violence in Tigray to seek refuge in Sudan. “We had a decent livelihood back home,” they say. “We had freedom and lived a good...


Learning through play can bring smiles to children living in the world’s toughest places. Supported by the EU with humanitarian funds, the...
After fighting Ebola in North Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo) for 18 months, EU humanitarian partner ALIMA stayed on the ground. The NGO...
Mleha, in southern Syria, was heavily damaged during the war. In 2018, families were allowed to return after 6 years of displacement. They now...
There are over 500,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central America worldwide. Esperanza is one of them. She fled her country, Nicaragua, due to...
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,...
Traditionally, the World Food Programme (WFP) – a long-standing EU humanitarian partner – provides in-kind assistance to refugees. However, the...