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Deborah Underdown

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Somalia: on the brink of famine?

Deborah Underdown | 09 February 2017 | 0 Comments

The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, has warned that famine could soon become a reality in Somalia. In 2011 a famine resulted in the estimated loss of more than a quarter a million lives so why is the country once again on the brink of catastrophe? 

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Topics: climate change, somalia, drought

Will you help save the lives of malnourished children?

Deborah Underdown | 06 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Every 10 seconds, somewhere in the world, a child dies from malnutrition. Concern Worldwide is working in countries like South Sudan to provide emergency food for children that’s saving lives.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition

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

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

Malawi floods: a school becomes a home

Deborah Underdown | 16 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Massive flooding in Malawi has meant thousands are now homeless. We're supporting those affected with essential supplies.

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Topics: malawi, malawi floods

Memories of the Haiti earthquake

Deborah Underdown | 03 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeanfrenel Tham worked with Concern during the Haiti earthquake of 2010. Here, he recounts his memories of the disaster.

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Topics: emergency, haiti

Ethiopia: preventing flooding and hunger

Deborah Underdown | 12 December 2014 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide has been helping communities in Gelsha, Ethiopia to cope with persistent flooding. Now, thanks to training in new farming techniques, people like Lubaba can grow enough food to feed their families.

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Topics: hunger, agriculture, ethiopia

The mighty potato

Deborah Underdown | 12 December 2014 | 1 Comment

Many farmers in rural Ethiopia are over-reliant on a single crop. To combat this problem, Concern Worldwide introduced Ibre Seid and his community to the potato crop. The results have been amazing!

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Topics: hunger, agriculture, ethiopia, success story

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