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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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.
The UN General Assembly launches the new sustainable development goals this week. What can we hope for them to achieve?
Concern’s Fionnagh Nally recently visited Turkey to find the lives of refugees living there in turmoil.
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.”
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.
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.
CEO of Concern Worldwide, Dominic MacSorley, says the UN General Assembly this month must address Syria conflict that drives refugee crisis.
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.
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.