Humanitarians come in all shapes and sizes. They are the brave souls in danger zones protecting human lives at great risk to their own. They are the fired-up activists spreading the word in their communities. They are the coordinators overseeing vital ongoing programmes. They are the volunteers knee-deep in paper work to ultimately help improve the life of another.
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In war-ravaged northern Syria, we’re using vouchers and mobile phones to make sure people have the food they need.
The conflict in Syria has been raging for over five years, and with no end in sight the humanitarian fallout continues to worsen. However, with your support we have been able to provide aid and assistance to those who need it most. Your support this year has truly helped change lives – and we want to thank you for that.
In December 2013, conflict broke out in South Sudan, forcing 2.2 million people to abandon their homes in search of a safe place to stay. Poor harvests have followed, causing severe food shortages, and now there are warnings that the food crisis is set to worsen.
The European Union is providing millions in funding for our education and e-voucher programmes in southeast Turkey, enabling vital lifelines of support for Syrian refugee familes and children in the region.
As the food crisis in Malawi worsens, Concern Country Director Caoimhe Debarra, discusses what she is seeing on the ground and her hope that the international community is finally waking up to this emergency.
Close to the border of Democratic Republic of Congo lies Gatumba, a region in western Burundi near the capital city of Bujumbura. Recently heavy rains, amplified by the El Niño effect, caused the river Rusizi to burst its banks. The results were serious for nearby communities.