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Shattered Lives: protecting civilians in war-torn Syria

Sadhbh Goodhue | 08 March 2017 | 0 Comments

“We were very scared,” remembers Sameh as she recounts the night her husband Jalal was killed. “I asked him to go see what was happening outside on the street.”

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Topics: syria, refugees, Syrian Crisis

Bridging the gap: helping Syrian children in Turkey return to school

Sadhbh Goodhue | 02 February 2017 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not enrolled in the formal education system. With the support of the European Union, we have opened six new informal education centres in south eastern Turkey to help out-of-school children catch up.  

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Topics: refugees, turkey, education, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

Refugees: the faces behind the statistics

Maedhbh McDonald | 31 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost every day we hear reports of families fleeing their homes in an attempt to escape conflict and brutality. Each report begins to merge with the next, until stories start to lose meaning and blur into faceless statistics. But it's important to remember that there are real people behind these numbers - here are some of their stories. 

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Topics: syria, refugees, south sudan, lebanon, World Refugee Day, uganda

Spiralling towards catastrophe in South Sudan

Kieran McConville | 06 January 2017 | 0 Comments

A serious humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the world’s youngest nation – beyond the glare of the international media spotlight. Concern is working to hold back the tide in a remote, forgotten region.

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Topics: refugees, south sudan, malnutrition, uganda

EU providing vital support for Syrian families in Turkey

Sadhbh Goodhue | 28 July 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Union is providing millions in funding for our education and e-voucher programmes in southeast Turkey, enabling vital lifelines of support for Syrian refugee familes and children in the region.

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Topics: refugees, turkey, Syrian Crisis

EU-Turkey deal won’t address root causes of the refugee crisis

Dominic MacSorley | 04 April 2016 | 0 Comments

The recent EU deal with Turkey regarding Syrian migrants has been met with considerable backlash from aid agencies working with refugees on the Greek islands. Many aid agencies have argued that the deal is unethical, illegal and impractical.

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Topics: syria, refugees, turkey, Syrian Crisis

Tackling malnutrition in Rwandan refugee camp

Maedhbh McDonald | 18 March 2016 | 0 Comments

Learn how a community-led approach to healthcare and nutrition is positively impacting malnutrition levels in a Burundian refugee camp in Rwanda.

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Topics: refugees, nutrition, Rwanda, malnutrition

Syria: five years of war

Sadhbh Goodhue | 11 March 2016 | 0 Comments

The Syrian conflict is now five years old, and with no end in sight, we assess the growing humanitarian crisis in the region.

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

Infographic: Costs of Conflict in Syria

Aeri Wittenbourgh | 11 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

New Year brings new challenges for Syrians in Lebanon

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 January 2016 | 0 Comments

The New Year brought new challenges for Syrian families living in northern Lebanon as Storm Vladimir drove heavy rain, winds and snow across the region wreaking havoc in the informal tented settlements where many refugees live.

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Topics: refugees, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

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