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Maedhbh McDonald

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Celebrating dads as equal partners this Father’s Day

Maedhbh McDonald | 16 June 2017 | 0 Comments

About 80% of the world’s men and boys will become fathers in their lifetime. This Father’s Day, we celebrate dads around the world who are making an effort to get more involved in their children’s lives.

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Topics: gender equality, Niger, Father's Day

The women of Marsabit build resilience against drought

Maedhbh McDonald | 30 May 2017 | 0 Comments

Marsabit, Kenya’s largest county, sits in the north of the country and hosts a population of over 300,000 people. The county is prone to unpredictable weather conditions and has been hard hit by the recent drought. Concern is working there as part of the Resilience Consortium, funded by European Union Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), to strengthen communities and build resilience against drought.

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Topics: food insecurity, drought, Kenya

Reasons to support the kitchen garden project

Maedhbh McDonald | 09 May 2017 | 0 Comments

Burundi, one of the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped countries, is faced with crippling levels of hunger and malnutrition. Kitchen gardens, however, are helping to improve nutrition and your support is allowing us reach more people than ever.

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Topics: nutrition, Burundi, malnutrition, Kitchen gardens

Famine sweeps two regions in South Sudan

Maedhbh McDonald | 02 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Famine has been formally declared in two regions of South Sudan – the first classification of its kind in six years. According to UNICEF and WFP, 100,000 people are facing starvation and a further one million people are on the brink of famine.

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Topics: south sudan, malnutrition, food crisis

Chef Jp McMahon urges support for kitchen gardens in Burundi

Maedhbh McDonald | 15 February 2017 | 0 Comments

We catch up with Galway-based chef and restaurateur, Jp McMahon, to find out why he decided to get involved with the kitchen gardens project and why he believes growing vegetables is essential for strengthening communities in both Ireland and Burundi.

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Topics: Burundi, Kitchen gardens

How to grow your own carrots

Maedhbh McDonald | 08 February 2017 | 0 Comments

We train communities in Burundi on how to grow their own vegetables using kitchen gardens. These luscious vegetables not only taste delicious but also help ensure a healthy, diverse diet and help reduce malnutrition. This spring, why not grow your own vegetables too? With this step-by-step guide on how to grow carrots, you’ll be a GIY whizz in no time!

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Topics: nutrition, Burundi, Kitchen gardens

Water brings hope and opportunity in Somaliland

Maedhbh McDonald | 31 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Somali native, Roda Mussa Mohamed, describes how the arrival of a water point in her small village in Somaliland has had a truly life-changing impact – on her family’s health, well-being and even on her business.

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Topics: water, somalia, wash

Refugees: the faces behind the statistics

Maedhbh McDonald | 31 January 2017 | 0 Comments

Almost every day we hear reports of families fleeing their homes in an attempt to escape conflict and brutality. Each report begins to merge with the next, until stories start to lose meaning and blur into faceless statistics. But it's important to remember that there are real people behind these numbers - here are some of their stories. 

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Topics: syria, refugees, south sudan, lebanon, World Refugee Day, uganda

From beneficiary to customer: paying for water services in DRC

Maedhbh McDonald | 13 January 2017 | 1 Comment

Learn how villagers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have become paying customers of a local water source to ensure the sustainability of the service.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, wash, DRC

Water brings life: stories from the Central African Republic

Maedhbh McDonald | 25 November 2016 | 0 Comments


Water brings life by Concern Worldwide on Exposure
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Topics: Central African Republic, CAR

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