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Community resilience building in Pakistan

Kristin Myers | 28 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Climate-related disasters, such as floods, are a constant threat in many areas of Pakistan. Concern is working with affected communities, empowering them with the skills and tools they need to protect themselves from harm.

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Topics: disaster risk reduction, Pakistan

Time is running out for millions living in drought-stricken Ethiopia

Dominic MacSorley | 26 April 2016 | 0 Comments

As the effect of El Niño leaves a trail of scorched earth and arid land across southern and east Africa, we urgently need to act to prevent further escalation of this humanitarian catastrophe.

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Topics: el nino, ethiopia, dominic macsorley

One year anniversary of Nepal earthquake

Anne-Marie McCarthy | 25 April 2016 | 0 Comments

In her second report from Nepal, Concern's Head of Emergency Support System, Anne-Marie McCarthy, commemorates the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake.

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Topics: emergency response, Nepal, Nepal earthquake

El Niño wreaks havoc in southern & eastern Africa

Aoife O'Grady | 25 April 2016 | 0 Comments

El Niño is driving severe drought in southern and eastern Africa, leading to serious food insecurity. This month the situation worsened: 10.2 million Ethiopians are in urgent need of food aid, Malawi has declared a state of national disaster and Mozambique is on red alert. Read our social story.

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Topics: malawi, el nino, ethiopia, mozambique, drought

Nepal earthquake: Concern staff “gave it everything”

Anne-Marie McCarthy | 22 April 2016 | 0 Comments

One year after the earthquake, Concern aid worker Anne-Marie McCarthy returns to Nepal and remembers a disaster that killed thousands – and left many more homeless and terrified.

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Topics: emergency response, Nepal, Nepal earthquake

El Niño drives crisis in south and east Africa

Maedhbh McDonald | 21 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Climate change threatens the livelihoods, health and survival of millions of people. We look at challenges posed by El Niño in southern and eastern Africa and what is being done to prevent a humanitarian disaster.

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Technology in the classroom: reducing illiteracy in Niger

Caoimhe Gaskin | 20 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Concern’s innovative approach to improving literacy through technology is leading the way in Niger.

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Topics: education, innovation, technology, Niger

The Brief: Ethiopia

Maedhbh McDonald | 15 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Ethiopia is currently experiencing a severe drought due to two consecutive poor rainy seasons; it is reportedly the worst drought in the country in over 50 years, exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon.

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Topics: ethiopia, malnutrition, humanitarian crisis, drought

Tanzania: A SUN success story

Aoife O'Grady | 14 April 2016 | 0 Comments

The most recent statistics estimate that the number of children with stunted growth in Tanzania is over 3 million. Concern has worked with communities to address one of the major underlying causes of this preventable problem – poor feeding in the first two years of life.      

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Topics: Tanzania, nutrition, World Breastfeeding Week

Panama Papers: tax avoidance hurts the world’s poorest people

Dominic MacSorley | 13 April 2016 | 0 Comments

The massive fallout from the Panama Papers leak has driven the issue of tax avoidance to the top of the global agenda.

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Topics: sustainable development goals, global goals

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