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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

#IWD15: Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan

Caoimhe Gaskin | 27 February 2015 | 0 Comments

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re focusing on the progress being made in rural Afghanistan to empower young women and girls through our education and literacy programmes.
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Topics: international women's day, gender equality, IWD15, afghanistan

Ebola relief: a day in the life of Concern’s quarantine team in Liberia

Daniel Gray | 26 February 2015 | 0 Comments

As cases of Ebola fall, normality is beginning to return to Liberia. But as children return to schools and workers slowly get back to their jobs there are still some areas where the deadly epidemic is spreading. In these areas, quarantine is vital in preventing the spread of the disease. We spend a day with one of Concern’s quarantine teams working in Liberia’s last Ebola hotspots.

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Topics: ebola, liberia

Inspirational women on film: four movies to watch for #IWD15

Daniel Gray | 17 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2015 we discover four films that champion female empowerment from around the globe.

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Topics: women, liberia, international women's day, gender equality

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