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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.

Six months ago, as violence escalated near their home, Abdullah and his family were faced with another challenge. Together with his parents and six...

Mali: "European humanitarian aid treats 80 000 children each year whose lives are threatened by malnutrition."

expert Marion Saurel gives a presentation on malnutrition
What are the different types of malnutrition?Several forms of malnutrition exist between growth deficits and micronutrient deficiencies. But the two...

Cash as a lifeline for Syrian families in Lebanon

Aman left Syria in 2012 with her children. They crossed the border, registered with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and took their papers...

Back to School in Jordan

Munir Ahmed al-Mahmoud, a volunteer teacher
Muddy shoes pile up at the entrance of the small tent as morning classes are about to begin. A group of children, all Syrian refugees, listen...

"Pen instead of a sword": education to overcome hardships

Luay, young zorro by Unicef Turkey
Luay and his family fled the war in Syria. He says that he "will never return to Syria. There are planes there.” He hates the sounds of planes. Life...


Landmines and shelling. Damaged schools and houses. Limited access to healthcare, water and electricity.


The World Health Organization has declared the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a public health emergency of...


In August 2017, following attacks on border posts by an insurgent group, Myanmar’s military cracked down on the minority Rohingya Muslims in the...


Despite new and positive political changes, in the last 2 years, Ethiopia has also had to grapple with large-scale internal displacements.


Behind the figures and percentages on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are people whose lives are broken apart by the epidemic.
Bashira Om Ismael is 45 years old. Her husband passed away in 2011, leaving her as the sole provider for her children. She often struggles to make...
Fatima wears her pink jacket, her cute headband and her hair up in a ponytail as she heads out to school. With her innocent smile and exuberant...
Lost in Refuge: Jameela’s story
Displaced by one of the most severe conflicts in recent history, more than 3.6 million Syrians have fled to Turkey, where they decided to seek refuge...
Worldwide nearly 75 million children have limited or no access to school because of conflicts or natural disasters. Education is a fundamental human...
Lost in Refuge: Hasan’s story
Life in Halab for Hasan and his family was interrupted when the Syria war broke out. Their little daughter, Mayyar, was also diagnosed with a rare...