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Today’s famine ships? The Mediterranean migrant emergency

Sadhbh Goodhue | 21 April 2015 | 0 Comments

The UN has confirmed that 800 people were killed as a boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya last Sunday. It is believed there were around 60 unaccompanied minors on this boat.

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Topics: refugees

The quest for clean water in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 April 2015 | 0 Comments

Daesong and Sinhung are two of the most remote villages of Sin’gye county in the southern half of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Situated among flatlands where spring water is scarce and the ground-water table is low, the quest for water has been a daily headache for locals until lately.

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Topics: water, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Helping farmers beat drought in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 April 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide is helping farmers in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea beat drought and increase yields by assisting in the rehabilitation of fixed irrigation systems on farms.

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Topics: water, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, wash, irrigation

Skills to succeed in Zambia with Accenture and Concern Worldwide

Carmel Halpin | 26 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Accenture’s Carmel Halpin writes about her recent trip to Zambia to observe the benefits provided to farmers by Concern’s conservation agriculture programme there.

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Topics: conservation agriculture, zambia, malawi, accenture

Liberia: marking a year of Ebola

Caoimhe Gaskin | 24 March 2015 | 1 Comment

This was an emergency of unprecedented proportions which no one was prepared for.

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Topics: ebola, liberia

The Brief: Central African Republic

Daniel Gray | 24 March 2015 | 0 Comments

The Central African Republic has been suffering from widespread violence since late 2012. In a time of global turmoil, the terrible human consequences of this conflict barely make the news. Ahead of a presidential election in August, we take stock of the trauma armed violence is exacting on the country.

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Topics: hunger, refugees, Central African Republic, conflict

Violence, displacement and return in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Charlie Walker | 18 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide Emergency Programme Coordinator Charlie Walker reports on how cycles of violence, displacement and return are disrupting lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, ECHO, irish aid, emergency response, USAID

Syria: four years of conflict

Deborah Underdown | 10 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the first protests erupted in the city of Deraa in March 2011, devastation has swept across Syria. More than 220,000 people have died. Over seven million have been displaced inside the country and almost four million people have fled to neighbouring countries, including Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

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Topics: syria, refugees, turkey, lebanon

How can new technology impact humanitarian action?

Daniel Gray | 09 March 2015 | 0 Comments

From flying donkeys to Facebook, there are countless ways that emerging technologies are changing the face of development in the world’s poorest countries. Here, we take a look at some of the innovations that Concern and other humanitarian organisations are beginning to work with.

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Topics: technology

Conservation agriculture projects harvest rewards in Malawi

Deborah Underdown | 06 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Mother of four Alyne Mpunga joined one of Concern’s conservation agriculture projects in Malawi in 2012 and is now harvesting the rewards.

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Topics: conservation agriculture, malawi, success story, irish aid, accenture

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