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


The conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its seventh year.


Set up to enhance cooperation between its Member and Participating States in the prevention, preparedness and response to emergencies, the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism coordinates offers in response to countries’ requests for assistance in the...


Sharing its border with Afghanistan, Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is home to the largest Afghan refugee population, who fled violence and insurgency in search of safety in the neighbouring country.


The EU supports Member States in organising the repatriation of EU citizens from across the world, wherever they may be.


In 2018, a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest shook Nicaragua. People took to the streets to protest against a government´s proposal to reduce pension benefits to strengthen the country´s budget.


Providing cash to refugee families to buy their own food has consistently proved to be a more cost-efficient method of delivering humanitarian food assistance, not to mention the dignity and freedom it gives to refugees to choose what they eat from...


Chronic malnutrition among children is a serious public health issue in Mali, affecting more than 26% of all the children under 5 years of age. According to UNICEF, nearly half of all deaths of children under five in the country are linked to...


Few things are more essential than clean water. In the Gaza Strip, only 1 in 10 Palestinian families has access to safe drinking water, down from 60% a decade ago. Water infrastructure has deteriorated to the point that clinics have frequently had...


EU Aid Volunteers brings together volunteers and organisations from different countries, providing practical support to humanitarian aid projects. Millions are affected by natural and man-made disasters each year. In the aftermath of a disaster,...