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Mozambique floods by WFP
19/03/2019 - News
Severe flooding and tropical cyclone Idai have caused large numbers of casualties and damage to homes and infrastructue in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.
30/11/2018 - Photo story
Idyllic as their location may seem, Madagascar and Mozambique are regularly battered by cyclones and other extreme weather. New drone technology has the potential to help communities in both countries better withstand these disasters. EU...
07/11/2018 - Country page
Africa is scene to multiple conflicts, drought, and a looming famine, all factors which fuel mass displacement of people. Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has caused the biggest displacement crisis in Africa; meanwhile Uganda is the...

/echo/file/communities-malawi-take-control-against-effects-climate-change_enCommunities in Malawi take control against the effects of climate change

Communities in Malawi take control against the effects of climate change
07/09/2018 - Video
Communities in Malawi have come together to fight the effects of climate change and ensure they don't go hungry when hit by floods and drought. COOPI, with funding from the European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid...

/echo/file/education-emergencies-when-teachers-go-back-school_enEducation in Emergencies: When teachers go back to school

Education in Emergencies: When teachers go back to school
05/10/2016 - Video
As a teacher, how do you treat children who have experienced war, heard gunshots and explosions, and maybe lost a loved one due to unspeakable violence? Are teachers equipped to deal with children coping with the trauma of displacement? In northern...
27/09/2016 - Photo story
Every refugee who crosses an international border in search for safety hopes to return home soon. In protracted conflicts, years go by and certain refugee crises receive diminishing media and donor attention.

/echo/file/responding-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-needs-south-sudan_enResponding to water, sanitation and hygiene needs in South Sudan

Responding to water, sanitation and hygiene needs in South Sudan
02/09/2016 - Video
Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have been forced to flee their homes due to intense fighting and food shortages. With its vast swamplands and uprooted population South Sudan is a country where water-related diseases such as cholera and...
31/08/2016 - Blog post
The latest flare-up of violence in South Sudan has dampened any hopes of an improvement of the humanitarian situation in the world’s youngest nation. Almost 90 000 people have fled to neighbouring Uganda while thousands have been newly displaced...
20/06/2016 - News
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, the following statement is issued by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President for Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Federica Mogherini, High...
© EU/Ozan Kose
24/05/2016 - News
At the World Humanitarian Summit taking place this week in Istanbul, the EU has committed to strengthen prevention and preparedness, improve the international response and help find solutions to support an overstrained humanitarian system.