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Greece: refugee integration through education
Description: Abbas is 10 years old. He goes to school every day from 1.30 pm to 6.00 pm. Education for him has been a battle. He is Afghan and arrived at the Malakasa refugee camp in north-eastern Greece with his family a year and a half ago. He is one of 2 500 children living in camps who have started formal education in Greek schools. “I’ve been going to school for three months. It’s really important to study, it’s important for my future,” he tells us. Abbas and the other young refugees have been accepted in 93 schools across mainland Greece thanks to a transport scheme funded by EU Humanitarian Aid and implemented by the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM). The project started in October 2016 and now covers 32 camps. Video by Euronews
  23 Jun 2017   5m1s 3 16 0
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Clean water for Iraqis
Description: Hundreds of thousands of desperate people are fleeing ongoing clashes between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in West Mosul. To help the many displaced, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, with support from EU Humanitarian Aid, is offering a host of services. In this video, the French Red Cross show how they are providing displaced civilians with clean drinking water and essential items such as jerry cans, plastic sheeting and hygiene kits. All told, an estimated 90 000 people have received humanitarian assistance. Video by Finnish Red Cross
  21 Jun 2017   1m45s 2 32 0
Helping Iraqi women and children to deal with trauma
Description: Hundreds of thousands of desperate people are fleeing ongoing clashes between Islamic State and the Iraqi army in West Mosul. To help the many displaced, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, with support from EU Humanitarian Aid, is offering a host of services. In this video, the Danish Red Cross organises psychosocial support services for the many people who are traumatised by their experiences. All told, an estimated 90 000 people have received assistance. Video by Finnish Red Cross
  21 Jun 2017   2m21s 2 64 0
Helping drought affected communities in Sindh, Pakistan
Description: In Sindh, a province in southeast Pakistan, two towns - Umerkot and Tharparkar - have been affected by recurring droughts in recent years. With funding from EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), Concern in partnership with WHH, is implementing an integrated project on nutrition, food security and water & sanitation. Keeping in view the acute needs of drought affected communities, projects such as these help the nutritional status of the extremely poor and vulnerable. Video by Concern
  21 Jun 2017   2m5s 2 8 0
Improving the lives of western Colombia’s indigenous Emberra communities
Description: Colombia’s ongoing conflict and violence has caused 345 271 new forced displacements in the past 2 years alone. Indigenous communities are often the first victims. The EU and its humanitarian partner the Lutheran World Federation are providing assistance to the Emberra Dovida indigenous community – from western Colombia’s Chocó rainforest – which lives in remote villages that can only be reached by an 11-hour boat trip. Emberra communities live on the banks of the isolated Bebara river, and have suffered from both the armed conflict and from floods which recurrently destroy crops and settlements. The Lutheran World Federation is supporting the Emberra Dovida in designing new ways to prevent the damage of floods and the loss of crops, so as to improve food security. This Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project ensures families have enough food to last the entire year, regardless of the region’s extreme weather patterns. The project contributes to the communities' resilience so that they remain in their ancestral territories despite the ongoing violence, and get better access to safe drinking water and improved food crops. Video by World Lutheran Federation
  21 Jun 2017   3m17s 4 61 0
Protecting and educating Honduras’s children
Description: Not including current warzones, Honduras is the country with the highest rate of homicides in the world. The Violence Observatory of Honduras's National Autonomous University (UNAH) put the figure at 14 homicides every single day of 2016: a rate of 60 murders per 100 000 inhabitants, in a country of less than 9 million. Children and women are particularly affected by the violence. They risk murder, sexual violence, forced displacement and severe restrictions on mobility in neighbourhoods controlled by armed groups. The humanitarian needs of these vulnerable groups are similar to those of a “conventional” armed conflict. In cooperation with its humanitarian partners, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children, the European Union runs Education in Emergencies projects to provide protection and education to children affected by urban violence in Honduras. Video by NRC
  21 Jun 2017   4m1s 1 13 0
Life-saving EU food aid in the isolated region of La Guajira, Colombia
Description: La Guajira, Colombia, is the remote desert region home to the indigenous Wayuu people. A humanitarian crisis has resulted from seven years of drought; in 2016, 86 children lost their lives to hunger and malnutrition. The Wayuu people are battling to survive: they face severe food and water shortages. The EU and its humanitarian partner Action Against Hunger are delivering life-saving food assistance, assessing the nutritional status of the most vulnerable, and providing health care for those at risk no matter how isolated they are. Video by EU/ECHO
  21 Jun 2017   3m56s 10 204 0
ESSN: Stability for millions of refugee families in Turkey
Description: Turkey is home to the largest refugee population in the world, hosting over 3.2 million refugees and migrants primarily from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The people and government of Turkey have made tremendous efforts to provide for the refugees and migrants in need. The EU and its Member States are also contributing €3 billion for projects to assist refugees in Turkey. The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) is the EU’s humanitarian flagship programme, providing an unconditional monthly cash transfer to hundreds of thousands of refugees in need. As we mark World Refugee Day, we reflect that behind every figure and every project, there are real people experiencing real tragedies but also finding real hope. This is the story of Nour and her family. Video by EU/WFP
  20 Jun 2017   1m50s 4 35 0
Parallel Lives: Sahra, a refugee in Somaliland
Description: Refugees often live in a state of limbo, waiting for governments to change or conflicts to end. In the meantime, time seems to stands still. But life doesn't stop when a person becomes a refugee - both the young and the old struggle to make it through the day and hope for a better future. The European Commission spends more than 70% of its humanitarian budget helping refugees and displaced people in over 30 countries around the world. In East Africa, where more than 4 million people have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring countries, the European Commission is present in the countries where refugees have settled, working with partners to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance. In Somalia, the crisis dates back to the early 1990s and today, over 1 million Somali people are refugees in neighbouring countries. The European Commission has been assisting the Somali people over these years with humanitarian aid and in 2017, has allocated €78 million to assist Somalis affected by conflict and natural disasters inside Somalia and in neigbouring countries. Sahra, is one of the many Somalis who took refuge in Europe. In this video, she traces her life back to when she had to flee the war and settle in France. Sahra has now returned to the now semi-autonomous region of Somaliland to help rebuild her country. This is Sahra’s story. Video by EU/ECHO
  14 Jun 2017   5m1s 7 89 0
Parallel Lives: Rhoda, a refugee in Uganda
Description: Refugees often live in a state of limbo, waiting for governments to change or conflicts to end. In the meantime, time seems to stands still. But life doesn't stop when a person becomes a refugee - both the young and the old struggle to make it through the day and hope for a better future. The European Commission spends more than 70% of its humanitarian budget helping refugees and displaced people in over 30 countries around the world. In East Africa, where more than 4 million people have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring countries, the European Commission is present in the countries where refugees have settled, working with partners to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance. Most of the refugee crises in East Africa have been going on for decades, but the refugee numbers have spiked in the last few years, especially from South Sudan. The majority of South Sudanese refugees in region are women and children. Since the South Sudan crisis erupted in 2013, the European Commission has allocated over €420 to help the displaced both inside the country and in neighbouring countries where more than a million South Sudanese have settled as refugees. Rhoda is one of recipients of EU funding. She dreams of becoming a doctor, but with war undiminishing back at home, she has put her dreams on hold, has taken a course in hairdressing and set up a business inside a refugee camp in Uganda. This is Rhoda’s story. Video by EU/ECHO
  14 Jun 2017   3m53s 1 29 0
Parallel Lives: Adrian, a refugee in Tanzania
Description: Refugees often live in a state of limbo, waiting for governments to change or conflicts to end. In the meantime, time seems to stands still. But life doesn't stop when a person becomes a refugee - both the young and the old struggle to make it through the day and hope for a better future. The European Commission spends more than 70% of its humanitarian budget helping refugees and displaced people in over 30 countries around the world. In East Africa, where more than 4 million people have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring countries, the European Commission is present in the countries where refugees have settled, working with partners to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance. In Tanzania where most of the Burundian refugees have settled, the European Commission has allocated €36 million for the refugees since 2015. Adrian is one of the Burundian refugees residing in a camp in Tanzania. He knows the pain of being separated from home and family. With the help of funding from the European Commission to partners, Adrian was reunited with his brother. Together, as they count long days at the refugee camp, they dream of going back home and starting life there afresh. This is Adrian’s story. Video by EU/ECHO
  14 Jun 2017   4m24s 1 62 0
Cash transfers provide choice for Central African refugees in Cameroon
Description: Since December 2013, 274 000 people have fled the Central African Republic (CAR) to Cameroon, escaping horrific violence in their home country. Their plight is often forgotten. From the beginning of this crisis, EU Humanitarian Aid has provided basic assistance to both refugees and host populations in terms of shelter, food, water and primary healthcare. As the situation drags on, assistance adapts too. Traditional emergency food distributions have been replaced by cash transfers, a method of aid much preferred by refugees themselves. For refugees who have had their lives torn apart by displacement, cash transfers provide the dignity of choice; having the option to choose what food they buy and eat each month brings back a sense of agency and normality. An EU humanitarian expert in Cameroon explains how it all works. Video by EU/ECHO
  13 Jun 2017   2m1s 2 23 0