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Reflections on the UN Summit

Dominic MacSorley | 23 September 2016 | 0 Comments

"Present in this hall today are representatives of governments that have ignored, facilitated, funded, participated in or even planned and carried out atrocities inflicted by all sides of the Syria conflict against Syrian civilians."

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Topics: dominic macsorley, Refugee Crisis

E-vouchers: a lifeline to Syrian families in Turkey

Maedhbh McDonald | 23 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Since the war erupted in Syria, almost six years ago, Syrian families have been deprived of safety, security, and in many cases, access to food and basic essentials. But thanks to our e-voucher programme, supported by ECHO, we’ve been providing families with the food and supplies they need to survive.

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Topics: syria, turkey

Press release: Concern Worldwide condemns ‘heinous’ attack on UN aid convoy

Catriona Loughran | 20 September 2016 | 0 Comments

International humanitarian aid agency, Concern Worldwide, has today condemned the attack on a UN aid convoy delivering food relief, which killed 20 people and destroyed 18 trucks laden with supplies for civilians living in rebel-held Aleppo.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis

Press release: Concern Worldwide calls on world leaders not to waste opportunity for lasting peace in Syria

Catriona Loughran | 16 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Ahead of next week’s UN General Assembly in New York, international humanitarian aid agency, Concern Worldwide, today welcomed the seven day fragile ceasefire in Syria and called on world leaders to urgently work on solutions for lasting peace in the region.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis, press release

Want to see the real Africa? Eight Instagram accounts to follow

Maedhbh McDonald | 15 September 2016 | 0 Comments

With over 500 million users worldwide, Instagram is fast becoming the social network of choice. In Africa, contemporary photographers are using Instagram to share African stories through an African lens. These photographers are challenging perceptions and shining a light on what they believe to be the real Africa.

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Topics: Africa, Instagram

Starting conversations on sexual health in Malawi

Aoife O'Grady | 12 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Imagine you are a young person in an isolated and conservative rural village. As you grow into adolescence, how do you learn about sexual health? Who do you turn to for family planning advice? We’re working with communities in Malawi to make sure that young people have access to the support and services necessary to take care of their sexual and reproductive health.    

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Topics: malawi, skillz malawi, skillz girls, chipatala cha pa foni

An ambulance service with a difference

Maedhbh McDonald | 09 September 2016 | 0 Comments

In isolated villages in rural Niger, Concern is using donkey and camel drawn carts to transport rural dwellers to nearby health posts. This inventive solution is breaking down barriers to accessing medical services.

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Topics: health, Niger, camel ambulence, donkey ambulence

The destruction of Aleppo: political games must end

Simon Starling | 02 September 2016 | 0 Comments

Another desperate image from Syria horrified people around the world last week. It showed five year old Omran Daqneesh, shocked and bloodied in the back of an ambulance.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis

Bittersweet Back to School for Syrian children in Turkey

Caoimhe Gaskin | 29 August 2016 | 0 Comments

With the last schoolbook wrapped and the final layer of polish applied to new shoes, it’s finally back to school time for Irish children. It’s an exciting occasion, one that is marked by a mixture of nerves and anticipation for the coming school year. But for many young Syrian refugees in Turkey, the familiar back to school ritual has been replaced with one of protracted frustration and uncertainty for their future.

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Topics: turkey, education, children of peace, Syrian Refugee Crisis

Concern’s everyday humanitarians

Aoife O'Grady | 18 August 2016 | 0 Comments

Humanitarians come in all shapes and sizes. They are the brave souls in danger zones protecting human lives at great risk to their own. They are the fired-up activists spreading the word in their communities. They are the coordinators overseeing vital ongoing programmes. They are the volunteers knee-deep in paper work to ultimately help improve the life of another.

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Topics: world humanitarian day

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