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Jordan: a refugee’s digital story
24/09/2018 - Video
Around 5.6 million Syrians have been forced to take refuge in neighbouring countries. Many challenges await them as they start their new lives, not least getting their civil and legal documentation in order. These crucial documents enable refugees...

/echo/file/new-health-clinics-help-rohingya-refugees-and-local-people-stay-healthy_enNew health clinics help Rohingya refugees and local people to stay healthy

New health clinics help Rohingya refugees and local people to stay healthy
19/09/2018 - Video
With the help of European Union humanitarian aid funding, Save the Children is building new health clinics in Bangladesh to help Rohingya refugees and local families. Each clinic can treat around 100 people every day. Monsoon rains bring the risk of...
Central African Republic regional crisis. © ICRC
18/09/2018 - News
The European Commission has committed €26.5 million in emergency aid for vulnerable families affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic and its neighbouring countries.


17/09/2018 - Photo story
Seven years after the world’s youngest nation gained independence, fighting, sexual violence and human rights abuses continue unabated in South Sudan.

/echo/file/prepared-love-one-man-s-plan-surprise-his-wife-his-culinary-skills_enPrepared with love: one man’s plan to surprise his wife with his culinary skills

Prepared with love: one man’s plan to surprise his wife with his culinary skills
05/09/2018 - Video
Paind Khan, a refugee from Afghanistan who now lives in Greece, has been perfecting his biryani for months. It will be the first dish he cooks for his wife when they are reunited in Germany. The dish takes three hours to cook, plenty of garlic, and...


Vocational training gives Sudanese refugees in Chad a livelihood and autonomy
30/08/2018 - Photo story
Farchana refugee camp in eastern Chad measures 1.7 square kilometres, about the size of 19 football pitches.


Mobile health clinic
28/08/2018 - Photo story
In some of northwest Syria’s most remote areas, Relief International (RI) runs an EU-funded health programme which aims to save lives and reduce the suffering of people affected by the country’s long-standing civil war.


24/08/2018 - Photo story
In August 2017, a military crackdown was launched in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, historically home to a population of Rohingya Muslims, following attacks on border posts by an insurgent group.
16/08/2018 - News
The European Commission has allocated €2 million in humanitarian aid funding to provide life-saving assistance to those most in need in the conflict-prone southern province of Mindanao.
07/08/2018 - News
Following the widespread flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rains in the Philippines, the European Commission is allocating €150 000 in humanitarian funding to bring emergency assistance to affected communities.