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