Concern is delivering an emergency response in Bangladesh following yesterday’s disastrous landslides that have so far killed 135 people and left thousands homeless.
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Last September, Tony Kelly from Tuam, Co. Galway received a surprising phone call, and the voice on the other end had some very good news – Tony had won €4,000 in the Concern Summer Raffle. This year, it could be you!
Imagine that a conflict has forced you and your family from your home and into a foreign country. What is the first thing you do? You try to find safe shelter. Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian families in Lebanon have a space where they can live in safety and with dignity.
Concern and ECHO, the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, are working together to ensure that Syrian children like Kareem* have the opportunity to learn and develop to their full potential.
In the second in this series, a Concern staff member documents his visit to the remote village of Shah Dara in north-east Afghanistan. There, he meets 64-year-old Farid* who has started a modest cafe business with the support of Concern.
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.
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.
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!
Char-islanders in north-west Bangladesh are working with Concern and partners to build sustainable livelihoods. Discover their stories.
Tragically, more than 200 million children under five years of age in developing countries will never reach their developmental potential. Lustilla Mathew and her team of caregivers are determined to ensure that this won’t be the case for the children of Mbachundu, Malawi.