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Paris Accord: Urgency and solidarity of response is what matters now

Dominic MacSorley | 02 June 2017 | 0 Comments

Concern's CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on the United States' decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and its implications for our shared future. 

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Topics: climate, climate change, ethiopia, dominic macsorley

East Africa's hunger crisis explained

Concern Worldwide | 06 April 2017 | 1 Comment

Ten facts you should know about this growing humanitarian crisis.

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Topics: south sudan, ethiopia, somalia, appeal, Kenya, east africa food crisis

Hunger crisis sweeps across east Africa

Aoife O'Grady | 14 March 2017 | 0 Comments

A total of 20 million people in east Africa are now at risk of starvation. Famine has been declared in South Sudan and is increasingly likely in Somalia; both Kenya and Ethiopia are experiencing severe food shortages. Concern teams are on the ground in all four countries delivering critical emergency support.    

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Topics: south sudan, ethiopia, somalia, Kenya

Our year in moments: editor's choice 2016

Concern Worldwide | 23 December 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s a time of year for reflection, so we’ve asked a few members of our team to select images that stood out to them this year: moments that reminded us, as individuals who work for Concern, why we feel so passionate about the organisation, and the work we’re doing worldwide.

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Topics: malawi, lebanon, ethiopia, Niger

Humanitarian response in Ethiopia

Dominic MacSorley | 25 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Concern CEO, Dominic MacSorley, writes about his recent three day visit to Ethiopia with Mary Robinson and with aid agencies Trócaire and Goal.

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Topics: el nino, ethiopia

Crop failure puts millions at risk in Ethiopia and beyond

Sadhbh Goodhue | 07 July 2016 | 0 Comments

The issue of climate change and the extent to which it is caused by humans has been subject to high profile controversy in the media over the years. No matter where you sit in relation to this issue, however, there are certain facts that can’t be denied.

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Topics: ethiopia

Mary Robinson in Ethiopia

Sadhbh Goodhue | 06 July 2016 | 0 Comments

UN Special Envoy for El Niño and Climate, Mary Robinson, is on a three-day trip to Ethiopia with Concern Worldwide, Trocaire and Goal Global at the moment. Ethiopia is currently facing its worst drought in decades with over 10.2 million people in need of food aid.
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Topics: ethiopia

The Brief: Ethiopia

Maedhbh McDonald | 04 July 2016 | 0 Comments

Ethiopia is currently experiencing a severe drought due to two consecutive poor rainy seasons; it is reportedly the worst drought in the country in over 50 years, exacerbated by the El Niño phenomenon.

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Topics: ethiopia, malnutrition, humanitarian crisis, drought

Ethiopia: Resilience has its limits

Aoife O'Grady | 20 May 2016 | 0 Comments

Failed spring rains drove drought leading to food insecurity, malnutrition and water shortages. Resilience-building has provided a significant buffer, however even the strongest communities have their limits.

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Topics: ethiopia, malnutrition, drought

Time is running out for millions living in drought-stricken Ethiopia

Dominic MacSorley | 26 April 2016 | 0 Comments

As the effect of El Niño leaves a trail of scorched earth and arid land across southern and east Africa, we urgently need to act to prevent further escalation of this humanitarian catastrophe.

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Topics: el nino, ethiopia, dominic macsorley

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