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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

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

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

Your support brings hope to Syrians

Maedhbh McDonald | 29 July 2016 | 0 Comments

The conflict in Syria has been raging for over five years, and with no end in sight the humanitarian fallout continues to worsen. However, with your support we have been able to provide aid and assistance to those who need it most. Your support this year has truly helped change lives – and we want to thank you for that.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syria: five years of war

Sadhbh Goodhue | 11 March 2016 | 0 Comments

The Syrian conflict is now five years old, and with no end in sight, we assess the growing humanitarian crisis in the region.

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

Infographic: Costs of Conflict in Syria

Aeri Wittenbourgh | 11 March 2016 | 0 Comments

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Topics: syria, refugees, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

Syrian voices on International Women's Day

Aoife O'Grady | 08 March 2016 | 0 Comments

A daughter, a mother, a grandmother. Women exiled from Syria and struggling to cope in Lebanon. Three among the millions devastated by the Syria crisis. This International Women’s Day (IWD), let them tell you their stories.

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Topics: syria, lebanon

New Year brings new challenges for Syrians in Lebanon

Sadhbh Goodhue | 14 January 2016 | 0 Comments

The New Year brought new challenges for Syrian families living in northern Lebanon as Storm Vladimir drove heavy rain, winds and snow across the region wreaking havoc in the informal tented settlements where many refugees live.

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Topics: refugees, lebanon, Syrian Crisis

Violence against women: a weapon of war

Dominic MacSorley | 10 December 2015 | 0 Comments

As this year’s 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence draws to a close, Concern CEO Dominic MacSorley reflects on the connection between increasing global conflict and rising levels of violence against women.

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Topics: syria, lebanon, gender based violence, 16 days of activism, gender equality, 16days, GBV

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