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Watch Donal Skehan explore Malawi with Concern: Part 1

Aoife O'Grady | 02 December 2016 | 0 Comments

In the first of a two-part series, TV host and cook, Donal Skehan, shares his recent journey through Malawi with Concern. 

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Topics: malawi

AIDS complacency can kill

Breda Gahan | 01 December 2016 | 0 Comments

On World AIDS Day Breda Gahan – Concern’s Global Health and HIV Team Lead – reflects on the risks of complacency and the importance of ensuring that no-one is left behind in terms of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment.

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Topics: health, World AIDS Day, sexual health

Life inside Syria: Meeting basic needs in a country at war

Aoife O'Grady | 30 November 2016 | 0 Comments

The world sees the horrific images emerging from Aleppo and other flashpoints in Syria’s protracted war. But what of those other parts of the country struggling to function every day in a seemingly endless crisis? How are the millions trapped inside Syria meeting their basic needs in a country at war?

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Topics: syria, nutrition, wash, Syrian Crisis

Malawi tunes in to end violence against women and girls

Craig Burnett | 28 November 2016 | 0 Comments

A new series of interactive radio plays is set to tackle violence against women and girls in Malawi.

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Topics: malawi, 16 days of activism

Our week in Malawi: exhausting, overwhelming and utterly amazing

2016 Concern Debates winning team | 28 November 2016 | 0 Comments

Winners of the 2015-2016 Concern Debates Final from Cross and Passion school in Ballycastle, spent a life-changing week in Malawi during the summer. They report back on how the trip left even these champion orators struggling for words.  

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Topics: debates, debates final

Water brings life: stories from the Central African Republic

Maedhbh McDonald | 25 November 2016 | 0 Comments


Water brings life by Concern Worldwide on Exposure
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Topics: Central African Republic, CAR

Surviving against the odds: being a mother in Niger

Maedhbh McDonald | 24 November 2016 | 0 Comments

Being a mother is tough, but being a mother in Niger is unimaginably tough. Faced with daily dilemmas of how to source clean water, where your next meal will come from and if you can afford to send your child to school, motherhood can become one cripplingly difficult decision after the next. 

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Topics: malnutrition, Niger

Creating a kinder world at the Youth Summit

Maedhbh McDonald | 21 November 2016 | 0 Comments

On 17 November over 200 young people gathered in the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place for the annual Youth Summit. Organised by the NYCI and Concern Worldwide, the event took place during One World Week and focused on the topic of migration and the sustainable development goals.

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Topics: Active Citizenship, Youth Summit

We can’t wait: World Toilet Day 2016

Franck Flachenberg | 16 November 2016 | 2 Comments

Saturday 19 November is World Toilet Day. It’s time to stop being embarrassed about poo and start to talk dirty, says Franck Flachenberg, Concern’s Environmental Health Technical Advisor.

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Topics: sanitation, south sudan, health, World Toilet Day

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti's road to recovery

Kristin Myers | 14 November 2016 | 0 Comments

Our digger is back in action, helping communities get on the move after last month's disaster.

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Topics: haiti

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