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Concern at the World Humanitarian Summit 2016

Sadhbh Goodhue | 23 May 2016 | 0 Comments

The World Humanitarian Summit is taking place in Istanbul on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May, 2016. Concern is there, calling on global leaders to do more to protect the increasing number of people affected by the twin scourges of conflict and climate change worldwide.

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Topics: syria, dominic macsorley, world humanitarian summit

The ticket to saving lives in South Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 20 May 2016 | 0 Comments

With over 2.8 million people in need of urgent humanitarian action and more than one in four children in South Sudan severely malnourished, the proceeds of this year’s Concern Summer Raffle will go towards providing life-saving food to children in South Sudan.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, concern summer raffle

Ethiopia: Resilience has its limits

Aoife O'Grady | 20 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Failed spring rains drove drought leading to food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages. Resilience-building has provided a significant buffer, however even the strongest communities have their limits.

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Topics: ethiopia, malnutrition, drought

Concern Debates 2016 Final champions: Cross and Passion College Ballycastle

Caoimhe Gaskin | 19 May 2016 | 0 Comments

The Concern Debates National Final 2016 took place on Wednesday 18 May in The Helix, DCU.

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Topics: concern debates, debates final

Watch live: Concern Debates 2016 final

Caoimhe Gaskin | 17 May 2016 | 0 Comments

The Concern Debates National Final 2015 – 2016 will take place tonight at 7pm in The Helix, DCU.

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Topics: concern debates, debates final

Concern Debates 2015 trip to Mozambique

Saoirse Power, Brianna Walsh, Caoimhe Cummins and Beatrice Kelly | 16 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Last year’s Concern Debates champions – Presentation De La Salle College, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow – visited some of Concern’s programmes in Mozambique. Here, they tell us of their experience.

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Topics: mozambique, concern debates, Debates2015

Rebuilding bakeries in Syria

Maedhbh McDonald | 10 May 2016 | 0 Comments

In the midst of the chaos and upheaval, Concern’s Humanitarian Program & Policy Officer Abby Bruell finds herself bonding with Syrian refugees over a shared love for the humble loaf.

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Topics: turkey, Syrian Crisis

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

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