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Education to leave no-one behind in Somalia

Sadhbh Goodhue | 29 September 2015 | 0 Comments

Being a child in Somalia can be hard – and thirteen year old Amal Ali Ibrahim’s story exemplifies that more than most. Having lost her mother at the tender age of three months, Amal has lived all her life with her father in Siliga internally displaced people’s (IDP) camp in Wadajir district.

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Topics: education, somalia, education in emergencies, children of peace

School in refuge: the stories of three Syrian children in Turkey

Daniel Gray | 23 September 2015 | 0 Comments

Around 1.5 million Syrians currently live as refugees in neighbouring Turkey – half of whom are children. Struggling to find a quality education – or any education at all – these children are at risk of becoming a lost generation. Through the Children of Peace programme, Concern hopes to offer them a lifeline.

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Topics: syria, refugees, turkey, education, Syrian Crisis

Seven things you need to know about the sustainable development goals

Francesca Fryer | 21 September 2015 | 0 Comments

The UN General Assembly launches the new sustainable development goals this week. What can we hope for them to achieve? 

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Topics: hunger, aid, sustainable development goals

Syrian refugees in Turkey: an existence cloaked in uncertainty

Fionnagh Nally | 16 September 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern’s Fionnagh Nally recently visited Turkey to find the lives of refugees living there in turmoil.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, refugee, Syrian Crisis

“Today, I am going to die” – A Syrian refugee’s story

Masha Hamilton | 16 September 2015 | 0 Comments

Ahmed’s hands hovered over the tea cups and he paused, sucking in his breath. When he spoke, it was barely above a whisper. “That’s when I surrendered myself,” he said. “to this certainty: today, I am going to die.”

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon, protection programme, Syrian Crisis

The real refugee crisis is in Lebanon, not Europe

Daniel Gray | 14 September 2015 | 0 Comments

As the spotlight falls on the response of Ireland and the broader European community to the influx of refugees, more than a million Syrians are still hosted in neighbouring Lebanon.

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon

Syrian refugee crisis: Concern's response

Sadhbh Goodhue | 11 September 2015 | 0 Comments

The horrific reports from the Mediterranean in the last weeks have left many of us deeply troubled. Concern has received numerous calls from people asking questions. Why are so many people endangering their lives by making perilous crossings on the Mediterranean? Where are these refugees coming from? What is Concern doing to help? This blog will hopefully answer some of those questions.

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon, mediterranean crisis

Funding the refugee crisis from existing aid budgets is unacceptable

Daniel Gray | 09 September 2015 | 0 Comments

CEO of Concern Worldwide, Dominic MacSorley, says the UN General Assembly this month must address Syria conflict that drives refugee crisis.

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Topics: syria, refugees

The future of aid: six lessons from the Irish Humanitarian Summit

Daniel Gray | 08 September 2015 | 0 Comments

An important moment for the global community to define what humane, effective and responsible humanitarian action looks like has come. Find out what leaders in the field think the future of aid should look like.

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Mediterranean tragedy: can we create hope from such despair?

Sadhbh Goodhue | 03 September 2015 | 2 Comments

In the face of harrowing events on the Mediterranean, it’s hard to imagine what we can do as individuals to help. But by challenging apathy, speaking out and getting active, we can all play our part in effecting change.

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