The World Humanitarian Summit is taking place in Istanbul on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May, 2016. Concern is there, calling on global leaders to do more to protect the increasing number of people affected by the twin scourges of conflict and climate change worldwide.
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With over 2.8 million people in need of urgent humanitarian action and more than one in four children in South Sudan severely malnourished, the proceeds of this year’s Concern Summer Raffle will go towards providing life-saving food to children in South Sudan.
Failed spring rains drove drought leading to food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages. Resilience-building has provided a significant buffer, however even the strongest communities have their limits.
Last year’s Concern Debates champions – Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow – visited some of Concern’s programmes in Mozambique. Here, they tell us of their experience.
In the midst of the chaos and upheaval, Concern’s Humanitarian Program & Policy Officer Abby Bruell finds herself bonding with Syrian refugees over a shared love for the humble loaf.
Climate-related disasters, such as floods, are a constant threat in many areas of Pakistan. Concern is working with affected communities, empowering them with the skills and tools they need to protect themselves from harm.
As the effect of El Niño leaves a trail of scorched earth and arid land across southern and east Africa, we urgently need to act to prevent further escalation of this humanitarian catastrophe.