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