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Stories from Central African Republic: the cost of sectarian conflict

Daniel Gray | 10 June 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether Muslim or Christian, sectarian fighting in the Central African Republic has had devastating effects on struggling farmers. Bloodshed, displacement and destruction have left the population traumatised and vulnerable.

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Topics: Central African Republic

Off the road: the challenges of distributing relief to rural Nepal

Daniel Gray | 03 June 2015 | 0 Comments

Wind down the B.P Koirala highway to Sindhuli Madi and you’ll find an energetic town that seems to have entirely escaped the destruction of Nepal’s recent earthquake.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Nepal earthquake: one month on

Daniel Gray | 25 May 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been one month since the ground began violently shaking across Nepal – today, the streets of Kathmandu still sporadically tremor.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Nepal Earthquake: from predictions to preparations

Simon Starling | 22 May 2015 | 0 Comments

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise, and with millions affected by the earthquakes, Simon Starling asks what we need to do to be better prepared for recurrent disasters.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, disaster risk reduction

Distributing emergency supplies in the mountains of Nepal

Crystal Wells and Kieran McConville | 19 May 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide is distributing shelter and supplies to families in some of the hardest-hit districts of Nepal. In the last few days, distributions have taken place in mountainous villages across Dolakha and Sindhupalchok Districts.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Sustainable solutions, not just band-aids of rescue and resettlement

Dominic MacSorley | 18 May 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley writes about the importance of addressing the root causes of the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean with sustainable political solutions.

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon

Terror in the hillsides: eyewitness to the second earthquake

Crystal Wells | 13 May 2015 | 0 Comments

A second major earthquake struck Nepal yesterday causing significant damage to the already devastated country. Concern’s Crystal Wells reports first-hand on her experience of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Bhirkot, Dolakha district yesterday.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Second earthquake hits Nepal

Sadhbh Goodhue | 12 May 2015 | 0 Comments

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal today about 300km north of Kathmandu, in a remote area near Mount Everest.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Empty nests: Nepal’s elderly struggle in the remote countryside

Daniel Gray | 07 May 2015 | 0 Comments

Even before the earthquake struck, Nepal’s rural communities suffered from stark isolation. In this series of portraits, we find out how the women of Nepal’s countryside villages are coping with terrible destruction in their small communities.

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Topics: Nepal

Concern Worldwide's #NepalEarthquake response explained

Caoimhe Gaskin | 06 May 2015 | 0 Comments

Co-ordinating an emergency response is a difficult and challenging task. Concern is working with local partner organisations, Rural Reconstruction Nepal and Nepal Water for Health, to assess the situation in Nepal and to distribute aid as quickly as possible to those who need it most. Here are answers to some common questions that have arisen as a result of the 7.8 magnitude Nepal earthquake.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

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