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Clare Ahern

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Life in the Thar Desert: A photo story

Clare Ahern | 26 May 2017 | 1 Comment

Prolonged drought is having a devastating impact for people living in Pakistan's Thar Desert. With support from ECHO, the European Commission's humanitarian aid department, we're working with partners to build resilience amongst the region's most vulnerable communities. 

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Topics: malnutrition, Pakistan, drought, Desert

Concern Debates: In the words of the experts

Clare Ahern | 03 May 2017 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the 33rd annual Concern Debates final, two veterans of the competition share their inside views and experiences.

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Topics: concern debates, Active Citizenship

Somalia on the brink of famine

Clare Ahern | 27 April 2017 | 1 Comment

As prolonged drought is wreaking havoc across east Africa, the situation in Somalia is terrifyingly reminiscent of the 2011 famine, when over 250,000 Somalis lost their lives to hunger and disease.

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Life after Ebola in Sierra Leone

Clare Ahern | 04 April 2017 | 0 Comments

It is just over one year since Sierra Leone was declared officially Ebola free. Over the course of the outbreak there were over 14,000 suspected cases of the disease throughout the country. Almost 4,000 people died as a result. In its aftermath, Concern has been helping people to rebuild their lives.

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Struggling for survival in the swamps of South Sudan

Clare Ahern | 24 March 2017 | 0 Comments

The people of Leer County are amongst those worst affected by South Sudan’s food crisis. Conflict has forced many to flee their homes. People are surviving on whatever they can forage from the swamps where they have sought refuge. Their county is one of two in which famine has been declared.

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Topics: famine, south sudan, conflict, malnutrition, food crisis

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