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Can breastfeeding help the fight against poverty?

Sadhbh Goodhue | 28 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Good nutrition is essential to eliminating chronic poverty and making lasting development gains. To mark World Breastfeeding Week, we look at breastfeeding’s positive impact on improved nutrition in Zambia.

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Topics: zambia, World Breastfeeding Week, malnutrition, RAIN

Will you play your part in ending extreme poverty?

Sadhbh Goodhue | 23 July 2015 | 0 Comments

This September, world leaders have a massive opportunity to set the world on course to eradicate poverty by adopting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Ireland can play an important role.

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Topics: Active Citizenship, sustainable development goals, #RecommitToAid

Preparing for election violence in Burundi

Crystal Wells | 21 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Elections in Burundi are causing turmoil in the country. Rising violence and unrest is directly impacting the lives of thousands of people – we are preparing to help, whatever the outcome.

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Topics: refugees, nutrition, emergency response, Burundi

Tanzania: a sustainable legacy

Daniel Gray | 17 July 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2016, after 37 years in Tanzania, Concern Worldwide will conclude its work in the East African nation. Here we explore the legacy of improved food security and nutrition we will leave behind.

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Topics: Tanzania, sustainability, food security

Graduation: a photojournal from Rwanda

Daniel Gray | 07 July 2015 | 0 Comments

Photographer Robin Wyatt documents the stories of three Rwandans on their journey towards economic independence.

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Topics: Rwanda, Graduation

Drought threatens livelihoods of farmers in DPRK

Daniel Gray | 07 July 2015 | 0 Comments

For the last 18 months, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has undergone an extraordinary spell of dry weather. Now the country is facing drought in crucial agricultural areas – the effects could be disastrous.

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

Stories from Central African Republic: the cost of sectarian conflict

Daniel Gray | 10 June 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether Muslim or Christian, sectarian fighting in the Central African Republic has had devastating effects on struggling farmers. Bloodshed, displacement and destruction have left the population traumatised and vulnerable.

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Topics: Central African Republic

Off the road: the challenges of distributing relief to rural Nepal

Daniel Gray | 03 June 2015 | 0 Comments

Wind down the B.P Koirala highway to Sindhuli Madi and you’ll find an energetic town that seems to have entirely escaped the destruction of Nepal’s recent earthquake.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Nepal earthquake: one month on

Daniel Gray | 25 May 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been one month since the ground began violently shaking across Nepal – today, the streets of Kathmandu still sporadically tremor.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake

Nepal Earthquake: from predictions to preparations

Simon Starling | 22 May 2015 | 0 Comments

As the death toll in Nepal continues to rise, and with millions affected by the earthquakes, Simon Starling asks what we need to do to be better prepared for recurrent disasters.

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Topics: Nepal, earthquake, Nepal earthquake, disaster risk reduction

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