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Meeting basic shelter needs in Lebanon

Aoife O'Grady | 26 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

Voices from Lebanon: “Thank you for not giving up on my son”

Aoife O'Grady | 25 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

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Topics: lebanon, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

Bridging the gap: helping Syrian children in Turkey return to school

Sadhbh Goodhue | 02 February 2017 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not enrolled in the formal education system. With the support of the European Union, we have opened six new informal education centres in south eastern Turkey to help out-of-school children catch up.  

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Topics: refugees, turkey, education, ECHO, Syrian Crisis

One family’s struggle to survive in South Sudan

Kieran McConville | 17 January 2017 | 0 Comments

In the context of continued conflict and a looming food crisis, mere survival is challenging for many in South Sudan. On a recent trip to the world’s newest nation, Concern’s Kieran McConville spoke to mother of four, Atuil Chok, about her struggle to feed her young family.

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Topics: south sudan, ECHO, malnutrition

Back to school for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

Caroline Gluck (EU / ECHO) | 18 November 2015 | 0 Comments

There are over two million Syrian refugees in Turkey, over 700,000 of whom are children according to a recent Human Rights Watch study. Among school-aged children, access to school is severely restricted with an extremely high proportion of children now having missed up to three years of education.

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Topics: syria, refugees, education, ECHO, children of peace

Violence, displacement and return in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Charlie Walker | 20 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide Emergency Programme Coordinator Charlie Walker reports on how cycles of violence, displacement and return are disrupting lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Topics: Democratic Republic of Congo, ECHO, irish aid, emergency response, USAID

Impact of complaints mechanism in Kivu

Sadhbh Goodhue | 20 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Concern Worldwide is supporting vulnerable, conflict-affected people in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. We’re doing this in lots of ways and helping people like Saa Mbili.

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Topics: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, ECHO, 16 days of activism

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