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ESSN: Stability for 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 80 0

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Greek locals welcome refugee families
Description: In Kilkis, a small town in northern Greece, refugee families uprooted by conflict in Syria are welcomed by locals, volunteers, and members of the voluntary association Omnes. The families are gradually becoming part of the local community that once welcomed refugees of Greek origin. The Omnes association, with the support of the European Commission, and in collaboration with UNHCR’s partner Iliaktida, provides dignified accommodation in apartments for more than 300 children, women, and men. Video by UNHCR
  18 Jul 2017   4m2s 0 28 0
Emergency Social Safety Net: giving refugees choice
Description: The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), the EU's biggest humanitarian aid programme, helps vulnerable refugees living in Turkey by providing them with a debit card which is loaded every month to meet their most pressing basic needs. The most important advantage of this way of delivering aid, in addition to the cost efficiency of the cash transfer, is the freedom it provides people in need in deciding how to use the money they receive to cover essential needs like food, rent and bills. The ESSN was launched on 28 November 2016 and has already benefitted more than 750 000 refugees. This regular income makes a huge difference in the lives of very vulnerable people who left everything they had behind and fled Syria to seek refuge. Aysel is one of them. She applied for the ESSN and received her card with monthly top-ups of 120 Turkish Lira (roughly €30) per household member. The flexibility of the usage of this assistance is very important for her as a mother of two who takes care of her children alone. She does not feel as helpless as she used to be thanks to this regular income. Video by EU
  13 Jul 2017   1m56s 1 16 0
What is the Emergency Social Safety Net?
Description: The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. With approximately 3 million registered Syrian refugees, the number of refugees in Turkey has reached over 3.2 million. Most of these refugees, who lost everything they had in the war, live outside of camps under very challenging circumstances with very few means to cover the basic cost of living. In order to support the Government of Turkey, local authorities and host communities, the European Union mobilised an initial grant of €348 million for its flagship humanitarian programme, the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN). The programme is implemented by World Food Programme (WFP), the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and Turkish authorities. So far with the ESSN, over 750 000 refugees have been assisted with a debit card which is loaded every month with 120 Turkish Lira (roughly €30) per household member to meet their most pressing basic needs. The ESSN is innovative and revolutionary in terms of delivering humanitarian aid because it brings together humanitarian expertise and the reach of government services in order to meet people's needs in a cost-effective and quick manner. Video by EU
  13 Jul 2017   2m40s 1 16 0
Cash assistance for vulnerable families hit by drought in Kenya
Description: Over 3 million people in Kenya face starvation after three consecutive failed rains left almost half of the country’s counties in need of food assistance. Most of the affected populations live in pastoralist lands where livestock is the main source of livelihood. Since the beginning of the year, many families have lost all or almost all of their livestock. In February 2017, the Kenyan government declared the drought a "national disaster" and appealed for international help to deal with the crisis. In an emergency response to the crisis, the European Commission allocated €29 million in funding to humanitarian partners, providing cash assistance for food and providing critical nutrition supplies for infants and lactating women. With part of this funding, the Kenya Red Cross rolled out a cash transfer programme to the most vulnerable people in the arid north, giving out €30 per month to needy families. In recent years, the European Commission in Kenya, while strengthening coordination between humanitarian and development departments, has supported partners to help communities and authorities prepare for and respond to disasters Video by EU
  06 Jul 2017   2m54s 4 56 0
Building disaster-resilient communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Description: Considered one of the most disaster-prone areas in Myanmar/Burma, the coastal state of Rakhine is no stranger to natural disasters ranging from floods, cyclones, landslides to earthquakes. More often than not, these events have a larger impact on those already highly vulnerable and who are least equipped to cope, such as the elderly, women, children, and people with disabilities. With the aim of helping at-risk communities in preparing and responding to disasters, the Myanmar Consortium for Community Resilience (MCCR), a consortium of humanitarian organisations formed with the support of the European Commission, has introduced an inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) programme to include the most vulnerable groups in disaster preparedness activities. With knowledge and skills obtained during the programme, they are now able to protect themselves, their families and livelihoods. Video by ACF
  06 Jul 2017   3m24s 2 15 0
DRC: Displaced by conflict
Description: “We are hungry. We don’t have proper clothes to protect us from the rain. We feel naked. The place we came from is still not safe,” says Saidi Olivier, one of the 3.7 million Congolese displaced by fighting. The scale of the displacement crisis in DRC is massive: 2 million people have been uprooted by long-term conflict in the east of the country, and 1.3 million people have been newly displaced since August 2016 in the Kasaï region. The EU supports partners in rapid response to population movements brought on by both old and new conflicts The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is one such humanitarian partner and provides education, legal assistance and emergency aid to the displaced and host communities in the Kivu region. In July 2017, the EU allocated an extra €5 million to step up emergency assistance to the victims of the Kasaï conflict. Video by NRC
  05 Jul 2017   4m9s 2 30 0
Améliorer l’aide humanitaire grâce aux nouvelles technologies
Description: Du téléphone portable aux réseaux sociaux, de l’imagerie satellite aux vols de drones, les nouvelles technologies sont omniprésentes et ont le potentiel de révolutionner le secteur humanitaire. La Commission européenne encourage déjà l’utilisation d’outils technologiques innovants lors d’interventions humanitaires, notamment via ses fonds de Capacité de réponse renforcée (CER). Une aide ciblée, via des mécanismes de financement comme l’ERC, peut progressivement permettre l’établissement de nouveaux – et durables – instruments et pratiques renforçant l’efficacité de tous les acteurs humanitaires. Vidéo de EU / ECHO
  28 Jun 2017   51s 0 12 0
Proposer davantage d’outils de soutien et de financement aux intervenants locaux et nationaux
Description: Les ONG locales et nationales sont de précieux partenaires sur le terrain, en contexte de crise : elles sont bien souvent les premières à se mobiliser lorsqu’une catastrophe a lieu, elles sont aussi ancrées dans les communautés locales et donc plus perspicaces dans leur approche, puisqu’elles tiennent compte du contexte politique et culturel des zones où elles interviennent. Vidéo de EU / ECHO
  28 Jun 2017   52s 0 5 0
Renforcer l’utilisation et la coordination des programmes d’aide en espèces
Description: En contexte d’urgence, l’aide humanitaire fournie sous forme de transferts d’argent constitue une alternative fiable aux méthodes plus traditionnelles. Non seulement elle offre plus de flexibilité de réponse aux besoins des bénéficiaires, mais en plus elle permet de réduire les coûts logistiques et alimente l’économie locale. Les signataires de la Grande Négociation s’engagent donc à davantage mobiliser ce type d’aide. Vidéo de EU / ECHO
  28 Jun 2017   47s 0 12 0
Efficacité de l’aide
Description: Lors du Sommet humanitaire mondial de mai 2016, les principaux bailleurs de fonds et organisations humanitaires dans le monde ont signé la Grande Négociation – un accord visant à améliorer la façon dont l’aide humanitaire est allouée. Vidéo de EU / ECHO
  28 Jun 2017   49s 0 6 0
Renforcer l’engagement réciproque entre acteurs humanitaires et du développement
Description: L’aide humanitaire est cruciale au lendemain d’une urgence et permet d’organiser des secours vitaux, allant d’un approvisionnement en eau potable à un assainissement, en passant par des livraisons de médicaments, ou encore l’organisation d’un hébergement et d’une aide alimentaire. La coopération au développement, quant à elle, propose des solutions à plus long terme aux problèmes structurels que connaissent les pays en développement, en implémentant des mesures visant par exemple à réduire la pauvreté, garantir un développement durable sur le plan socioéconomique et environnemental, ou encore promouvoir la démocratie et la bonne gouvernance. En travaillant plus étroitement ensemble, ces deux approches de l’aide sont capables d’améliorer les conditions de vie des populations les plus vulnérables au monde, de renforcer leur résilience et, en conséquence, à plus long terme, de diminuer les besoins humanitaires. Vidéo de EU / ECHO
  28 Jun 2017   1m1s 0 3 0
Increasing the use and coordination of cash-based programming
Description: In emergency situations, humanitarian assistance delivered through cash transfers offers an alternative to more traditional forms of aid. Not only does cash provide more flexibility to address beneficiaries' needs, it also reduces delivery costs and fuels the local economy. Video by EU/ECHO
  28 Jun 2017   47s 2 19 0