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Time is running out as drought causes devastation in Somaliland

Kieran McConville | 20 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Scorched earth, scattered carcasses and struggling families. Concern’s Kieran McConville reports from the Gabiley region in Somaliland, where the worst drought in decades is devastating livestock and pushing families to the brink of starvation.

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Topics: somalia, food crisis, drought, somaliland

Hunger crisis sweeps across east Africa

Aoife O'Grady | 14 March 2017 | 0 Comments

A total of 20 million people in east Africa are now at risk of starvation. Famine has been declared in South Sudan and is increasingly likely in Somalia; both Kenya and Ethiopia are experiencing severe food shortages. Concern teams are on the ground in all four countries delivering critical emergency support.    

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Topics: south sudan, ethiopia, somalia, Kenya

Shattered Lives: protecting civilians in war-torn Syria

Sadhbh Goodhue | 08 March 2017 | 0 Comments

“We were very scared,” remembers Sameh as she recounts the night her husband Jalal was killed. “I asked him to go see what was happening outside on the street.”

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Topics: syria, refugees, Syrian Crisis

Six years of war, six shattered lives: photo story

Sadhbh Goodhue | 08 March 2017 | 0 Comments

As the sixth anniversary of the devastating Syrian war approaches, we examine the impact of war on ordinary civilian lives.

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Topics: syria, Syrian Crisis, syria 6

Building resilience in Afghanistan

Aoife O'Grady | 03 March 2017 | 0 Comments

In the first of a series of blogs, a Concern team member in Afghanistan documents his journey from Taloqan to Cha’Ab in north-east Afghanistan, where Concern is implementing programmes with remote and vulnerable communities.

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Topics: afghanistan, disaster risk reduction, DRR, resilience

Fund a kitchen garden and change lives

Zenon Ndikuriyo | 03 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost a month into the kitchen garden project Health and Nutrition Coordinator in Burundi, Zenon Ndikuriyo, describes how kitchen gardens – constructed with your support – are benefitting families in Burundi.

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Topics: Burundi, Kitchen gardens

Famine sweeps two regions in South Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 02 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Famine has been formally declared in two regions of South Sudan – the first classification of its kind in six years. According to UNICEF and WFP, 100,000 people are facing starvation and a further one million people are on the brink of famine.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, food crisis

International community must “dig deep” to help South Sudan and Somalia

Feargal O'Connell | 24 February 2017 | 0 Comments

Just days after famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, the UN has also called for immediate action to prevent famine occurring in Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. Concern's Regional Director for the Horn of Africa, Feargal O’Connell, urges the international community to respond.

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Topics: south sudan, somalia, food crisis

Concern World Champions: millennials prove they’re no snowflakes!

Aoife O'Grady | 16 February 2017 | 0 Comments

World Champions, Concern’s new contest based on humanitarian-focused challenges, is proving a hit with the students of Ireland, however all ages are welcome, says Concern’s Jonathan Power. Get your team together and sign up before this Sunday’s registration deadline to join in the fun!

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Topics: Events, Community fundraising, get involved, World Champions, Concern World Champions

Chef Jp McMahon urges support for kitchen gardens in Burundi

Maedhbh McDonald | 15 February 2017 | 0 Comments

We catch up with Galway-based chef and restaurateur, Jp McMahon, to find out why he decided to get involved with the kitchen gardens project and why he believes growing vegetables is essential for strengthening communities in both Ireland and Burundi.

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Topics: Burundi, Kitchen gardens

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