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Drought brings food crisis to Ethiopia

Craig Burnett | 09 February 2016 | 0 Comments

A huge drought in Ethiopia means millions of people are malnourished, at risk of disease or unable to earn a living. Ethiopia country director Kate Corcoran tells us how things are on the ground and what Concern is doing to help.

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Topics: climate change, ethiopia, climate justice

Syrian crisis: the world needs to do more to #SupportSyrians

Simon Starling | 02 February 2016 | 0 Comments

The humanitarian response needed to support Syrians affect by the Syrian crisis is grossly underfunded. On the eve of the Supporting Syria and the Region conference in London, Concern’s Simon Starling calls on the international community to step up.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis

Communities powering progress in Liberia

Kieran McConville | 29 January 2016 | 0 Comments

Kieran McConville discovers how strong commitment from village communities in Liberia is powering projects to improve their health, well-being and prosperity.  

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Topics: liberia, health, Livelihoods

Getting to zero: working towards an end to AIDS

Breda Gahan | 27 January 2016 | 0 Comments

By 2030, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to have ended the epidemic of AIDS. Concern’s Global Health & HIV Adviser, Breda Gahan, reflects on progress made in the last 15 years in relation to this goal – and on the massive task that still remains ahead.

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Topics: HIV, AIDS, health

Devastating El Niño driving food insecurity

Aoife O'Grady | 26 January 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2015-2016 El Niño is expected to be one of the strongest in the past 50 years. We already see the severe impact on food security. How are vulnerable communities coping? And what is Concern doing to support affected communities?

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Topics: climate change, el nino, climate justice

New Year brings new challenges for Syrians in Lebanon

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 January 2016 | 0 Comments

The New Year brought new challenges for Syrian families living in northern Lebanon as Storm Vladimir drove heavy rain, winds and snow across the region wreaking havoc in the informal tented settlements where many refugees live.

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Topics: refugees, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

Climb4Concern: Make your New Year’s resolution count

Aoife O'Grady | 07 January 2016 | 0 Comments

Harness your New Year energy and hike the peaks of Ireland and the UK with a Climb4Concern challenge.

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Topics: Events, Community fundraising

When is a potato not a potato?

Kieran McConville | 25 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Like most of us in Ireland, Kieran McConville thought he knew a thing or two about potatoes. But during a recent trip to Malawi he discovered that he’d been tricked by a delicious, nutritious potato impostor.

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Topics: agriculture, malawi, Livelihoods

#Concerngifts: changing lives in Malawi

Catriona Loughran | 18 December 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern gifts are a great idea for the holiday season. It’s a win-win, allowing you to avoid the shopping frenzy — while making a real difference in someone’s life. Concern’s Catriona Laughran was in Malawi and witnessed first-hand the transformative power of Concern Christmas Gifts.

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Topics: malawi, concern gifts

COP21: What the Paris climate deal means for the world

Alexander Carnwath | 16 December 2015 | 0 Comments

The dust has now settled on the COP21 climate talks in Paris, but what do the results mean for those most at risk from the effects of climate change? Ally Carnwath, who was there as the action unfolded, explains.

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Topics: climate change, climate justice, cop21

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