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Concern’s everyday humanitarians

Aoife O'Grady | 18 August 2016 | 0 Comments

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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Topics: world humanitarian day

Vouchers and phones stop families going hungry in Syria

Craig Burnett | 02 August 2016 | 0 Comments

In war-ravaged northern Syria, we’re using vouchers and mobile phones to make sure people have the food they need.

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Fighting extreme poverty in Bangladesh

Maedhbh McDonald | 29 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Fighting extreme poverty in Bangladesh by Concern Worldwide on Exposure
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Topics: bangladesh

World Breastfeeding Week 2016: why breast is best in the fight against inequality

Caoimhe Gaskin | 29 July 2016 | 0 Comments

This World Breastfeeding Week, we’re celebrating the power of women to create sustainable, positive change across the globe.
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Topics: World Breastfeeding Week, maternal health

Your support brings hope to Syrians

Maedhbh McDonald | 29 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, Syrian Refugee Crisis

Thanks for helping save lives in South Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 29 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition

EU providing vital support for Syrian families in Turkey

Sadhbh Goodhue | 28 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: refugees, turkey, Syrian Crisis

Humanitarian response in Ethiopia

Dominic MacSorley | 25 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Concern CEO, Dominic MacSorley, writes about his recent three day visit to Ethiopia with Mary Robinson and with aid agencies Trócaire and Goal.

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Topics: el nino, ethiopia

Hunger in Malawi: “The biggest crisis in a generation”

Aoife O'Grady | 22 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: food insecurity, malawi

Burundi flooding: homes and livelihoods washed away

Caoimhe Gaskin | 21 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: Burundi, NFI kits

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