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Giving children in Malawi the best start in life

Aoife O'Grady | 20 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Tragically, more than 200 million children under five years of age in developing countries will never reach their developmental potential. Lustilla Mathew and her team of caregivers are determined to ensure that this won’t be the case for the children of Mbachundu, Malawi.

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Topics: malawi

One family’s struggle to survive in South Sudan

Kieran McConville | 17 January 2017 | 0 Comments

In the context of continued conflict and a looming food crisis, mere survival is challenging for many in South Sudan. On a recent trip to the world’s newest nation, Concern’s Kieran McConville spoke to mother of four, Atuil Chok, about her struggle to feed her young family.

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Topics: south sudan, ECHO, malnutrition

From beneficiary to customer: paying for water services in DRC

Maedhbh McDonald | 13 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Learn how villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have become paying customers of a local water source to ensure the sustainability of the service.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, wash, DRC

Four million people on “edge of disaster” in South Sudan

Kristin Myers | 11 January 2017 | 0 Comments

The world’s youngest nation, besieged by conflict, is in the grips of its worst hunger crisis in years.

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Topics: south sudan

What is stunting?

Kristin Myers | 09 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Significantly stunted growth and development, caused by chronic undernutrition, threatens almost a quarter of children around the world. We’re exploring the condition and its impacts on children’s lives and futures as healthy, productive human beings.

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Topics: hunger, malnutrition, Stunting

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

The Central African Republic: a crisis unfolding under the radar

Dominic MacSorley | 04 January 2017 | 0 Comments

In the first week of the New Year, Concern’s CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on the global humanitarian challenges before us in 2017, with a focus on the often under-reported conflict in the Central African Republic.

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Topics: Central African Republic, CAR

Six tips for a happier, healthier new year

Aoife O'Grady | 23 December 2016 | 2 Comments

2016 was a fraught year. Dramatic international events – from ongoing crisis in Syria, terrorist attacks and climate change to unprecedented political upheaval in the USA and UK – left many of us at a loss. We felt powerless and small in the face of hate speech, conflict, fake news and division. As individuals, we can’t solve geopolitical crises, but we can carve out spaces of peace and positivity – in ourselves, our homes and our communities. Here are just a few tips for nourishing ourselves and our world in 2017.

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Topics: Active Citizenship, Community fundraising, volunteer

Our year in moments: editor's choice 2016

Concern Worldwide | 23 December 2016 | 0 Comments


It’s a time of year for reflection, so we’ve asked a few members of our team to select images that stood out to them this year: moments that reminded us, as individuals who work for Concern, why we feel so passionate about the organisation, and the work we’re doing worldwide.

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Topics: malawi, lebanon, ethiopia, Niger

Play the Concern Lotto and help save lives

Jennifer Hoey | 19 December 2016 | 0 Comments

Interested in donating to Concern and also being in with a chance of winning up to €5,000? The Concern Lotto might just be the perfect opportunity for you! Learn how to play the Concern Lotto and hear from past winner Phyllis van der Zee.

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Topics: Concern Lotto

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