News and blog

Good governance, transparency & accountability - Concern's DNA

Richard Dixon | 19 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Last night saw the launch of the Good Governance Awards for charities in Ireland, at which Concern received a Special Recognition Award. Concern's Director of Public Affairs, Richard Dixon, writes about why this is so important to the organisation.

Read More

Topics: transparency

“I don't want to live a life and not do anything with it”

Maedhbh McDonald | 18 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Every year thousands of people around Ireland take part in the Concern FAST raising vital funds for the world’s poorest communities. Last year Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen was among the top fundraising schools and, as a result, pupils Jane O’ Toole and Evie Ronayne were invited to visit Concern’s programmes in Malawi. When they returned we sat down with Jane and Evie to hear about their experience.

Read More

Topics: malawi, FAST, Concern FAST

We are the zero hunger generation – let’s change the world

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 October 2016 | 0 Comments

The world has set an ambitious target to end hunger by 2030. There are many challenges ahead, but progress made since 2000 shows that where there’s a will, great progress can be made – and you can play your part! This World Food Day, we remember that we are the zero hunger generation – by joining together, we can end the scourge of hunger in our lifetimes.

Read More

Topics: hunger, zero hunger, world food day, global hunger index 2016, ghi2016

Distributions underway on La Gonâve Island

Kristin Myers | 13 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Grand Vide, in a remote corner of La Gonâve island’s west coast, was hard hit when Matthew passed over Haiti’s southern peninsula into the gulf where the country’s largest island sits. But their struggles have gone largely unnoticed by the world.

Read More

Topics: haiti, emergency response, Hurricane Matthew

What next for Hurricane Matthew survivors?

Craig Burnett | 12 October 2016 | 0 Comments

In Haiti Jeantisee, Ernancy and Carto look to the future with hope and fear.

Read More

Topics: haiti, Hurricane Matthew

Malawi’s foot soldiers in the fight against hunger

Aoife O'Grady | 11 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Meet two of the thousands of Malawian women leading a quiet fight against hunger – the one that you won’t see in the headlines.

Read More

Topics: malawi

How far away is an end to world hunger? Find out in the 2016 Global Hunger Index

Craig Burnett | 11 October 2016 | 0 Comments

The 2016 Global Hunger Index maps hunger levels across the world to identify improvements or deteriorations in food security in the world’s most vulnerable countries.

Read More

Topics: hunger, global hunger index, global hunger index 2016, ghi2016

"Everyone was afraid": the human impact of Hurricane Matthew

Kristin Myers | 10 October 2016 | 0 Comments

The storm is over. But Carto, Enite and their children face a new struggle to survive.

Read More

Topics: haiti, Hurricane Matthew, hurricane

Cutting disease risk after Hurricane Matthew

Craig Burnett | 07 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Concern has been giving vital help to Hurricane Matthew survivors in Haiti. The death toll in the country has risen to over 300, and there are fears of a major cholera outbreak.

Read More

Topics: haiti, Hurricane Matthew

Responding to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Maedhbh McDonald | 06 October 2016 | 0 Comments

Five people are dead, 350,000 are in need of assistance and it's feared that up to five million people may be affected. Hurricane Matthew has left destruction in its wake in Haiti, but Concern’s team is on the ground assessing the needs and damage.  

Read More

Topics: Hurricane Matthew, hurricane

Leave a comment:

Press releases

View all press releases and official statements.

Press releases

Receive blog updates

Popular tags

see all